Inside EPA - 01/31/2020

Agencies Slash Benefits In Vehicle GHG Draft, Reviving Calls For New Plan

January 27, 2020
Leaked details from the Trump administration’s draft final vehicle greenhouse gas rule rollback show the plan’s estimated net benefits have been slashed by roughly $200 billion, likely highlighting the effects of changing controversial assumptions in the proposed rule including how much vehicles are driven and replaced under the policy. The significant decrease in claimed benefits -- from the estimated $162 billion the proposed rule would have provided -- is providing fresh fodder for critics to urge Trump officials to rethink...

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