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Trump Revision of Obama-era Fuel Economy Rules Is No Climate Disaster

In a recent article in Energy and Environment News, several prominent climate scientists bash the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the Obama administration’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and carbon dioxide emission standards for model year 2021-2026 motor vehicles. Their argument, or rather innuendo, is that the Trump proposal is wrongheaded because, well, climate change is bad. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and …

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Obama car rule rollback would save consumers $500B

“Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acting head Andrew Wheeler said his forthcoming proposal to roll back fuel efficiency and emissions standards for cars will save consumers $500 billion. The Trump administration believes the reduced regulatory burden should lower car prices, leading to savings for consumers. The EPA is also expecting safety improvements in the car industry from the rollback. “ Read more …

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Letter to Governors: Reject EV Subsidy Pleas

“AFPM has joined five other associations to call on the Governors of eight states to reject a recent plea from the Auto Alliance – the leading advocacy group for automakers – to increase subsidies and other incentives for electric vehicles (EVs) and zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), further distorting a market that has failed to materialize despite already receiving generous handouts. In …

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Natural gas is a cornerstone of prosperity for New Mexico

“As American business continues to move into an ever-evolving 21st-Century economic landscape, the role of local and grass-roots movements has emerged as a principal factor in local economies. As American citizens and stewards of our country’s future, we are all obliged to educate ourselves on current civil, economic and legislative issues, and to help carry forward our ideals to ensure …

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Time to Freeze or Eliminate Dangerous CAFÉ Fuel Standards

“…a 2002 National Academy of Sciences study estimated that CAFÉ rules had contributed to as many as 2,600 extra fatalities in 1993 – at a relatively lenient standard of 27.5 miles per gallon. Studies by the Brookings Institution, Harvard School of Public Health, National Academy of Sciences and USA Today all reached similar conclusions.” Read more at CNS News. Image …

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Obama’s “CAFE Standards” will raise the price of your next car by at least $3,000.00

For the “Corporate Average Fuel Economy” program – “CAFE Standards” – to reach its goal, the average price of a new vehicle will skyrocket by at least an additional $3,000.00.  That’s according to the Obama administration’s own technical assessments. Other estimates put the price hike at $7,200.00 per vehicle. The Department of Transportation is now reviewing the Obama CAFE standards, …

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What Obamacare did for health, the CARBON TAX will do for energy

The same folks who invented Obamacare have now cooked up the “Carbon Tax” – higher prices for everything we do, eat, wear and use. That’s why two leading Members of Congress say that the carbon tax would be “detrimental to American families and businesses.” Dr. Vince Ginn, Ph.D., of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment, says the Congressmen …

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The costs of carbon taxes are real — and crippling

“As The Hill reported last week, two House Republicans have introduced a resolution condemning the idea of a carbon tax. Such a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, say Majority Whip Steve Scalise and West Virginia Rep. David McKinley, would “be detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” They’re right, but if anything, they’re understating the …

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Time for Congress to Reform the Renewable Fuel Standard

“Created by Congress in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a program that requires American refiners to blend renewable fuels — primarily ethanol — into the fuel that consumers across the country use to fuel their cars and trucks. Under the law, ethanol and biodiesel producers receive a Renewable Identification Number (RIN) for each gallon of renewable fuel they …