On Tuesday, the Obama Administration announced new carbon-emission standards for “big trucks” in the administration’s efforts to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department jointly announced the final standards for big vehicles ranging from vans to garbage trucks to 18-wheelers that require up to 25 percent lower carbon emissions and fuel consumption in certain models over the next decade compared to today. The standards are part of the administration’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. economy by more than 25 percent by 2025. The EPA and other government agencies have issued rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions from large swaths of the U.S. economy.
Congressional Republicans have mostly opposed the rules, and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has vowed to repeal many of them. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, has pledged to continue and expand Obama’s climate agenda through more regulations.
Source: NAFB News Service