"We strongly oppose the Trump administration plan to roll back these clean-car standards, and we're going to fight to do that", Shapiro said in a conference call with the attorneys general of California, Xavier Becerra, and Massachusetts, Maura Healey. For example, Obama's EPA argued that a dual-clutch transmission would soon be widely adopted as a cost-effective way to get more miles per gallon. Yet for President Donald Trump, who's prioritized eliminating regulations, the auto rules represent a grand prize.
All of this could be somewhat mitigated if California can set stronger standards; at the moment, the state and federal standard are the same.
The rollback would undermine efforts by California and several other states to meet commitments the USA made in the Paris agreement on climate change.
Most importantly, it also wants to strip California of its unique right to set more restrictive standards than the federal government-a deal written into the Clean Air Act because the state had been regulating smog long before the federal law existed.
States that joined the lawsuit said the change would end up costing more money at the pump because vehicles won't go as far on a gallon of gas, and more misery for those suffering pollution-exacerbated maladies such as asthma. It would also move to end California's current power to set its own, higher standards.
But private transportation experts say there are so many factors involved that the 1,000-lives figure is questionable.
The Obama administration had planned to keep toughening fuel requirements through 2026, saying those and other regulations on vehicles would save 40,000 lives annually through cleaner air. Why all of the sudden would the Trump administration - without the facts and the science behind them - feel like they can just yank those away? Assuming, strictly for illustration purposes, a gasoline price of three dollars per gallon, that would result in an increased annual fuel expenditure of about $318.
The rollback has provoked outcry from environmental and health groups, as well as states who are pushing for cleaner vehicle fleets.
Thursday's rule-making proposal from the EPA and NHTSA also presents several other options for modifying the Obama targets, while recommending the proposed freeze starting in 2020, the most severe of the scenarios.
The administration also projects the efficiency rules would drive up the price of cars enough to push some buyers out of the market, leaving them to remain in older vehicles lacking life-saving new technologies like assisted braking and blind spot warning.
The plan to revise pollution rules has been in the works for more than a year.
Besides, California - which is essentially now a foreign country - should not control the auto market and decide pollution and mileage standards for the rest of the country. But now, the state's emissions standards are in jeopardy. Before a crowd of autoworkers assembled at a decommissioned auto factory, Trump said "we're going to work on the CAFE standards so you can make cars in America again". The rulemaking will set the Corporate AverageFuel Economy (CAFÉ) and light-duty vehicle greenhouse emissions standards for light trucks and will set the greenhouse gas and mileage standards for 2021-2026.
As such, says the Epic executive, "any device from up to three years ago with a high-end GPU should run the game pretty well". However, novice users are typically discouraged from doing so, because apps from unknown sources could pose a security risk.
Paul Manafort , shown here arriving for a court hearing in D.C. last month, is on trial in federal court in Alexandria . Manafort arrived at the courthouse Tuesday morning wearing a black suit, with his hair neatly parted.
A presidential run-off vote is scheduled for September 8 if no candidate wins at least 50 percent in the first round. He dismissed claims that he wanted to hand over power to his wife, Grace as "utter nonsense".
Manchester United winger Anthony Martial has lashed out at Jose Mourinho saying his family comes first before any other thing. When I go back to the training ground, players tell me how the team is well built and I can't wait to see them as champions.
Researchers are still waiting to see if any more bodies of water are found on the Red planet or if this was a one-off discovery. The location's radar profile resembled that of subglacial lakes found beneath Earth's Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.
It looks like a good night for it, with mostly clear skies predicted in southern regions including Puglia, Campania and Calabria. It's when you can see an eclipsed Moon on the western horizon, as well as the rising Sun on the eastern horizon.
Attorney Josh Blackman, represents Defense Distributed, the Texas-based company releasing the 3D-printed plastic gun blueprints. Among them were schematics for the Liberator, a single-shot.380-caliber handgun made nearly entirely of 3D-printed plastic.
It features a 5.84-inch (1080x2280 pixels) full-HD+ FullView IPS display with an 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. There is also no in-display fingerprint scanner; the Honor Note 10 features a rear-mounted fingerprint reader .
Trump has also said he is considering tariffs on imports of automobiles, an action the European Union hopes to head off. The program is expected to start taking effect around Labor Day in the U.S. on September 3.
From all the renders and leaks we've seen, we can speculate with some confidence as to what the Galaxy Note 9 will look like. Samsung is including AKG tuned stereo speakers and the Galaxy Note9 will have an IP68 rating for water and dust protection.
Let us know in the comment section before Disney acquires us as well! After Disney upped its offer, Comcast backed down. FOX, Fox News , the Regional Sports Networks of Fox, and other asssets are not included in the $71.3 billion purchase.
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