Consumers Union Tells EPA to Strengthen, Not Lower Emissions Standards

By Evan Williams The EPA is adding another model year to its greenhouse gas emissions review, and the Consumers Union is asking it to reconsider.
The 2017-2025 greenhouse gas standards were settled upon back in 2012, after agreements between automakers, labor groups, environmental groups, and both the California and federal governments. The deal called for a 5 percent improvement in greenhouse gas emissions each year of the standard. At the time, it was predicted to save 6 billion tons of greenhouse gasses and 12 billion barrels of oil during the lifetime of vehicles in those model years.
Because 2025 was a long way from 2012,

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