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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