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A 35.7-mpg standard would mean that instead of needing 61 percent of new vehicle sales to be PHEVs, only 10 percent of new vehicles would need to be plug-in hybrids.
“He misrepresents the science. Pollution is not good for your health,” says Elena Craft, the senior health scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund in Texas.
As one place after another makes moves to ban gasoline-powered vehicles in the next few decades—Norway, the Netherlands, the UK, India, China, California, Paris—it gets harder and harder to deny that the future is electric.
The White House is said to support it, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce definitely supports it, but making gas even more expensive doesn’t make much sense, an analyst said.
Daniel Clifton, Strategas’ head of policy research, said the increase in gasoline prices would also be nine times larger than the estimated $4 billion workers are receiving from employers due to the corporate tax cut.
There is something unusual about the big rigs sold by the Fitzgeralds: They are equipped with rebuilt diesel engines that do not need to comply with rules on modern emissions controls.
In a 12-year span, an oil and gas worker died once every three months on average in Colorado, victims of a system focused more on protecting the industry than its employees.
Maine has become the latest in a growing string of states to propose adding registration fees for hybrid and electric cars to make up for tax revenue on the gasoline they don’t use, or use less of.
As people become more environmentally conscious, major motor manufacturers are making big changes.
Intent on reducing regulatory costs, the Donald Trump administration is rethinking the standards. But it’s encountering a major roadblock: California.