The Trump administration’s new standards, cleverly referred to as SAFE standards, claims to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 1,000 deaths a year, according to the language of the proposal. The justification for that argument is incredibly shaky however.
The proposed change in standards, rolled out in August, would cost Americans nearly 17,000 days of work a year because of increased illnesses, the analysis by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
The head of the California’s clean air agency doesn’t expect a protracted court fight from President Donald Trump’s proposed challenge to the state’s legal authority to regulate tailpipe emissions.
Low air quality, even at pollution levels well below current Environmental Protection Agency thresholds, is associated with increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in later life, according to a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
When Mangesh Gururaj’s wife left home to pick up their child from math lessons one Sunday this month, she turned on her Tesla Model S and hit “Summon,” a self-parking feature that the electric automaker has promoted as a central step toward driverless cars.
The International Energy Agency warned that oil prices could break out above $80 a barrel unless other producers act to offset deepening supply losses in Iran and Venezuela.
Critics have been saying it for months. Under President Donald Trump, Utah’s scenic public lands are being sold off to the highest bidder. But if Tuesday’s oil and gas lease auction is any indication, plenty of parcels aren’t worth bidding on, and many of those “highest” bids are pretty low.
Oil rallied on worries U.S. sanctions on Iran will hurt global oil supplies, and gasoline rose as a series of hurricanes and storms headed toward the U.S. or Gulf of Mexico.
Besides the criminal trial that wrapped up on Friday, the state responded with increased regulation and opposition to new drilling.
The Trump administration, taking its third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change, is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere.