Saturday, Sep 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Environmentalists: New documents reveal why Trump shouldn't lower gas mileage standards

Environmentalists: New documents reveal why Trump shouldn't lower gas mileage standards

E-mail Print PDF
Trudmp's new gas mileage under attack

Environmentalists are pointing to newly released documents as further proof the Trump administration is making a bad decision in seeking to ease toughening fuel-economy rules.

The internal documents show disagreements between the nation's top environmental regulator, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Transportation Department's auto safety arm, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when it comes to drafting a new policy over fuel economy.

In one June 18 memo, for instance, the EPA quibbles with the expected benefits of the proposed standards. It states elements of them are "detrimental to safety, rather than beneficial." The agency also questioned some of the facts and statistics underlying NHTSA's proposal to lower the standards.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Netanyahu urged to recall U.S. ambassador over scandal

Netanyahu ambassador chargedAn Israeli opposition lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador...

Trump set to weaken methane air pollution rule

Trump set to weaken pollution rules The Trump administration is poised to roll back existing regulations on methane gas as early as...

People flee coast as Florence nears Carolinas

Florence causes mass evacuationsMore than 1.5 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the U.S. southeast coast...

Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

Keystone Pipeline land belong to Native AmericansNative American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the Keystone...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!