Trump's goal of relaxing the requirements means more carbon in the atmosphere, hastening the day of rising temperatures and other worrisome impacts.
The governors of West Coast states, backed by mayors of major cities, are choking and wheezing at the Trump administration's decision to pull back on vehicle and truck fuel efficiency standards negotiated under the Obama administration. In January, shortly before Trump took office, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency locked that goal in place in a move that disappointed auto manufacturers.
The state filed a motion late Tuesday to intervene in a lawsuit that automakers had filed against the EPA (the automakers' lawsuit challenges the feasibility of the 2022-25 vehicle fuel pollution standards). Because EPA regulations allow for states to ask for waivers if they want stricter standards, this is what California did.
Trump said he's putting that midterm review back on track, so officials can spend another year studying the issue before setting new standards in 2018.
Trump announced in MI on Wednesday that the EPA would review federal mileage standards for 2022 to 2025. Trump said he had kept his promise to withdraw the USA from the TPP, an agreement that former President Barack Obama pursued with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.
Green groups appeared united in condemning the decision, which was one of the first of a long list of anti-regulatory actions anticipated by the Trump administration as it begins walking back the Obama administration's efforts to slow climate change.
Gov. Jerry Brown of California was more scathing in a letter to the new Environmental Protection Agency director (and climate-change denier) Scott Pruitt.
States seeking Trump travel ban block want new hearing
Giving those explanations, it's hard to understand why the United States is still allowing travel from, say, Afghanistan. It still suspends admission of refugees and still bans issuing visas to a group of Muslim countries.
No Beef with Remy Ma's 'ShETHER'
She goes on to call her opponent "a fraud committing perjury" and says, "I got before and after pictures of your surgery". In " Changed It " Minaj hits Remy Ma again with the lines "The bitch gambled her career", she spits.
But Trump said the action makes good on a campaign promise to help grow America's manufacturing sector.
Under Obama, the EPA had promulgated a rule for cars and trucks requiring a fleet-wide average of 36 mpg in real-world driving by 2025.
The industry cried foul in December when the Environmental Protection Agency issued a determination saying the U.S. auto industry would meet the latest standards.
Trump is now planning to review fuel efficiency standards that he feels are harming the industry. A decision is not due until April 2018. Electric auto innovator Tesla pushed for more stringent standards. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards came about because of severe motor vehicle air pollution problems in Los Angeles. Environmentalists have vowed to sue if the Trump administration weakens them.
"America will be respected again", Trump told automobile industry employees at a rally at the American Center for Mobility, a testing center for self-driving vehicles in Ypsilanti Township outside Detroit. However, the government says fuel savings would more than offset the added costs.
United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams said he appreciates Trump being there but he is anxious about environmental standards for the automobile industry. He spoke on condition of anonymity even though Trump has criticized the use of unnamed sources. "We're just doing the review that was originally agreed to".
The Commonwealth Games began as the British Empire Games in 1930. "It does not look like we will find each other", said Mbalula. Cape Town - Durban has lost the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games , according to widespread reports on Monday.
The icing on the cake was a first goal from open play in the 79th minute for Spurs' under-achieving striker Janssen. "Harry Kane is our main striker, one of the best in England, but we can not cry, we need to try to be positive".
The BJP and BSP, however, stitched an alliance about seven months after the polls on the basis of six monthly rotational formula. The exit polls for Uttar Pradesh have predicted a massive gain for the BJP in the state and that Mayawati will be decimated.
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The nation's active oil-rig count has nearly doubled since May to 617 last week, according to Baker Hughes. The contract dropped $0.79 to $48.49 on Friday, capping the biggest weekly decline since November.
However, Jay Kanzler, a lawyer for the convenience store and its employees, said that the video is unrelated to the later events. Filmmaker Jason Pollock included the footage in his new documentary Strange Fruit , which premiered Saturday at SXSW.
Twitter Counter's Ginor added: "We do not store users' Twitter account credentials (passwords) nor credit card information". Twitter Counter informed users that it has now cut off tweet posting through its system and changed its Twitter app key.
It is safe to say that Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is not the biggest fan of the World Baseball Classic . Not only have there been some very good games early on, but there has been a playoff-type atmosphere during numerous matchups.
Ackman generally buys large stakes in a handful of big companies and agitates for changes and transactions. Revenues in the quarter fell 13% to $2.4 billion, versus $2.8 billion in the same quarter of 2015.
The U.S. unemployment rate in January was 4.8 percent, little changed from December's 4.7 percent and December 2015's 4.9 percent. Limestone County's unemployment rate was 6 percent in January, up from 5.2 percent in December and 5.5 percent in January 2016.
Mount Etna explosion injures at least four in Italy
Thursday's explosion was the result of a so-called phreatomagmatic eruption, caused by magma hitting water - in this case snow. The BBC crew was shaken but physically OK despite having suffered cuts, bruises and burns , she wrote.
Turkish Artillery Attacks Kill Eight Syrian Soldiers
As with fighting in Mosul, Iraq, current plans for Raqqa will require cooperation between varying forces in defeating ISIS. Army Stryker combat vehicles were recently spotted in Northeast Syria, prompting Air Force Col.
Game of Thrones season 7
Meanwhile, on a report from Express UK , one important character will reportedly be facing trouble on "Game Of Thrones" season 7. The eagerly awaited penultimate season, which promises a "Great War", won't hit United Kingdom screens until 17 July.