States Urge EPA To Implement Stricter Emissions Laws50
A consortium of 21 state attorney generals have written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging it to enact stricter emissions laws.
Back in August, the EPA released its new proposed fuel economy/emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks, which would raise the required fleetwide fuel mileage to an average of 52 mpg by 2026 – up from the current target of 40 mpg. The standards would also require annual 10 percent increases in fleetwide fuel economy by 2023 and five percent increases each year after through to 2026. The new proposed fuel economy/emissions standards undid a Trump-era rewrite that would have required a fleetwide average fuel economy standard of 43.3 mpg by 2026.
The attorney generals’ letter says these new proposed changes are not adequate and demands the EPA enact stricter emissions laws in order to combat the effects of climate change.
“There is no need to wait to require further deployment of these technologies or to delay the massive economic and public health benefits of reducing these emissions,” the letter said, as quoted by Reuters. “EPA must begin now to address the devastating risks of climate change and the on-going harms facing communities.”
The letter also criticized the lack of EV mandates in the new proposal, saying the emissions reductions outlined would result in a U.S. EV market share of around eight percent by 2030. President Biden said previously that he was targeting EV market share of around 50 percent by 2030.
The letter effort was led by California, with other participating states including New York and Colorado. Several major U.S. cities also signed the letter, including San Francisco, NYC and Denver, among others.
In a statement sent to Reuters, General Motors said it backed the “emission reduction goals” in the 2026 EPA proposal, calling the new rules “historically stringent.”
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Are these people retarded?
You can’t be pro-States rights when it’s about selling more guns, limiting voting rights, and controlling a woman’s body and vehemently against it when it’s something you don’t like.
No one cares what you say Andy you always have some stupid $hit to say. Where did anyone in these comments besides you say a word about “more guns” “limiting voting rights” which is laughable and I bet you can’t name one thing any state has done which has restricted a single person from voting. And “controlling a womens body” god your such a tool
You are not the real josh. You’re just some guy pissing people off. But good one. People can tell the real me from some fake pisser-offer. I NEVER call people out by their names.
Your saying my name is not real? A name that how many millions of people have in the US alone? How stupid are you? Put a initial after “your name” then I’m not changing punk.
Lol you say people can tell the “real josh from the fake josh” like you are somebody important 🤣 who would miss you if you didn’t come on here anymore? Does anyone know who you are? I’ll also let my 3 friends know they need to change there name because you are the only real josh. What a douche
Josh I did some research for you I think you will like. There are 729,748 people in the USA named josh. Statistically it’s the 72nd most popular first name. So you are claiming that 729,747 are all fake josh right?
So he said 4 words and somehow out of those 4 words you made it out to be more guns voting rights and controlling women’s bodies? Dude let me ask you a question? Why is it you only comment when it’s about Mary and that is mainly when a person doesn’t like her for some reason and even when they give you a legit reason you make that out to be they hate women. And the only other times you comment is when you wanna argue your political views about something that 99% of the time have absolutely nothing to do with the article. I just don’t get it man you hang around a automotive website to constantly talk politics or claim someone hates women. Are you banned from all the actual news websites where they talk about this stuff?
Did you read the article Andy? Where in there did you get anything about state’s rights? States begging big daddy gubment to elbow in and force other states to go along with their agenda. That your idea of state rights?
Yes, yes they are. If we had scientist on both sides debate this Americans would be able to see how stupid all this crap is. The climate pushing scientist won’t debate, because they will see that the people will see we humans have no control over the climate. This is purely a money and power grab and too many people are falling for it. I’ve said it before i’m fine with Electric cars. However thinking this will lower CO2 is joke. The oceans have slowing been rising since the last ice age. No its not melting faster its just the melting is always accelerated when there is less of it. However until we have no winter anyware do we humans have to worry about water covering all areas of the earth. Watch if we have a harsh winter they will blame it on climate change, and will ignore the fact that if records get broken most were probably over 100 years ago.
I too can make generalized statements about climate with no evidence to back it up to support my argument!
And you do all the time lol
99.9% of Scientists agree that human activity is causing climate change. The other
0.1% of Scientists work for the fossil fuel industry.
No. “Scientists” who toe the government line for any cause get heralded in media, and thus it appears they are the vast majority. Scientists who don’t toe the line are cancelled and you aren’t allowed to hear their voices.
Never a better example of this than the last 18 months.
Go look up John Stossel on you tube and look at his interview/debate with climate scientist. Well its not really a debate because those pushing the climate crap won’t show up.
link for the lazy people.
💩Oceans levels have been rising for 20,000 years.
Fact 20,000 years ago we were still in an Ice age. It ended and Ocean levels have been very stable since the time of the Egyptians (7,000 years ago)
💩 Storms haven’t gotten any more severe.
Fact Hurricane Sam is about hit the Bahamas. In the last century we never went past the letter L when naming storms.
💩 Build dikes around Miami. Holland did it.
Miami sits on limestone between Ocean & Everglades. If the oceans rise, salt water will come bubbling up from beneath the city.
💩 Carbon Dioxide is poison.
No! But it is a green house gas. The more of it that’s in our atmosphere, the more heat gets trapped in
💩 12 years we’re dead.
Polar ice drives our weather and Ocean currents. Without this constant churning the earth wouldn’t be able to support as much life.
Peter you need to make sure you get your booster shot. Also I am going to mandate people wear a minimum of 4 masks when they step out of there house. Thank you for complying with everything I have asked of you I really appreciate it.
As a former bartender, I’m not going to turn down free shots. If anything I would complain of Pfizer cutting me off after only 2 shots. Rip up my vaccine card, and go to Johnson & Johnson for a booster.
Things have gotten way too political. I hear Florida Governor Ron DeathSantos now is trying to ban Halloween masks.
No that was Joe lying sorry I meant Joe Biden that said no to halloween masks. Anyways the important thing is in your booster there is bleach that will make sure you don’t get it so please get your booster shot asap. And if you step foot outside your house without 4 masks on we will arrest you.
Racist alert look out everyone here comes the racist pig who hates Asians.
Blue State Urge Stricter Emission There fixed the Title.
I just love this disinformation. It get hot. Climate Change. It gets colder Climate Change. It gets drier Climate Change. Wetter Climate Change.
I love how they preach the religion of Science as an absolute till we find out they were wrong and had to change to a new plan.
Nothing but a grab for money, power and to dismantle the strong countries to force the world to a single world government.
We have more trees in the states since the 1800’s and we have cleaner air than we have had in over 100 years but yet they keep on dismantling or industry.
Or how about “American Communists urge the EPA to Implement Stricter Emissions Laws.”
Or how about “American Communists urge the EPA to Implement Stricter Emission Laws Further Choking The Economy”….
The goal is to get to a totally BEV market, The requirement for 52 mpg is getting to the point of physically impossible, Governments make laws, but no one is exempt from the laws of physics. To get there, (if possible) all cars must be hybrid and made out of lightweight composites (expensive) or lighter weight (thinner) metals (less safe). I hope someone in the EPA has an engineering degree and not some sustainability degree (wishful thinking), I know the attorney’s general don’t.
I disagree. Otto cycle engines top out at 40% efficiency. We got a lot left on the table. Right now there are dozens of engines in trial phase that are 30-40% more efficient, but yes this is all about pushing BEV’s that nobody can afford on a grid that can’t support it. This is all the ABC dropouts who couldn’t hold a private sector job so they went into the public sector and are ruining everyone’s else’s lives. They can destroy their states as far as I’m concerned, and anyone who wants to leave? KY will welcome you!
The BEV push is China-centric. There are critical elements of BEV’s that are exclusive to China, and they can collect any $$ amount they want when you don’t have an option. To the contrary, the power grid in the US cannot support a meaningful BEV fleet. A 100% BEV passenger fleet would require more than doubling the electrical generating (and subsequently transmission and distribution) capacity. Consider many (blue) states are already over capacity (resulting in rolling brown-outs during existing peak demand), and refuse to expand capacity (except for windmills), they ain’t going too far.
100%! And the solar panels made by Chinese children to power them.
Face it, these POS politicians could care less about the environment as they tinker around in their private jets and Suburbans. They are just catering to their “woke” communist friends.
You are right about the potential of ICEs. Carbon capture is also a technology that is developing that a lot of people ignore.
I feel that the rush to EVs is a house of cards similar to GMs downsizing rush on the 1980s. They listened to the “experts” then and cars like the Eldorados, 98s, Electras, Rivieras, etc that were cash cows were now shunned by the public and that was the lit fuse that led to GMs demise.
Great analogy! If they don’t build what people want, someone else will.
Eldorado, 98, etc, were on their way out the door when (you got it) SUVs and pickups became car like beginning in the 70s.
Yes the EPA had hands on it but if this was 1981 and I have wife/ 5 growing kids with summer vacations, a boat and trading in my Impala, do I want a Caprice Estate or a Suburban?..
The EV thing IMO is a base covering in case Extreme Left gets their way also to compete with EV manufacturers but we’ll see things scale back reasonably in the next few years.
Ever notice that when there is an article about stricter smog standards, there is ALWAYS a close-up of a modern-day exhaust, with “smoke” coming out? (In fact it is usually steam.)
Another favorite tactic is referring to exhaust “spewing” this and that. Always that loaded word, “spewing”.
As gasoline, natural gas and electricity prices are rising higher every day. ‘You vill drife an ev, and you vill like it!’
Why don’t these guys blow on a tailpipe, OTOH they’ll be celebrated by the LGBCXxY3ty89 community for it…..
Would that be the tacky looking fake tail pipes. Used on some BMW, Toyota & Mini models.
LG = Battery company
BC = Ice T’s Metal Band Body Count
XxY = What’s with the midget?
ty = company that made Beenie Babies
89 = 69ing a fat person
Too kinky for me. I’m out
Great, they perverted Beenie Babies also….,
If you can’t hump it, screw it….
Kick rocks. This is Florida.
And you think vehicle prices are high now. If this happens they will go up more and the choices of what you can buy will change drastically.
Why do we continually allow California to lead the rest of the country with their liberal nonsense- yes there is climate change, but it always was changing and it will alway change- what do these people think of the animals, artifacts and in some cases human remains found where the ice has retreated, do they think they dug under the ice before they died or whatever- how the heck do they think they got there?
BEVs are coming, regardless of emission or fuel economy standards. The U.S. is is not the only significant automotive market in the world. Europe and Asia are leading the effort for non-petroleum fueled mobility. Global automakers are going to follow market demand.
It’s not happening in Europe either. Considering it took the 5 years for brexit-which was originally supposed to only take 1, as they’re giving themselves a decade, it will probably take 2-3 decades, if ever which I’d doubt.
May I add to China, given their evergrande debacle, I really don’t think we should trust their economical savyness. I give them 3 years all EV before returning to combustion engines out of necessity
What the hell Joe, why not make the target 100 miles per gallon?
Has the same chance of attainment as 52 mpg.
And in 5 years???????
Don’t give his handlers any ideas!!
Wasn’t Joe supposed to cure cancer?
You mean the thing? C’mon, man, you know!
Snowflake states are all like their so called “Leader” and their representatives. They’re are all looking out for their Greedy little self’s. They’re Disgusting and not everyone in those states are on board with this. The REAL SCIENCE says this “climate Thing” is a Scam their running against the country.
People need to remember that going all electric is not so clean engery. That power has to be made some how. Texas showed us just how fragile out electrical system is last winter and with climate change is just going to put much more of a load on electricity demand.
Texans suffered a major blackout due to incompetence and greed, which led to their fragile electrical system.