EPA May Be Barred From Regulating Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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A House of Representatives committee introduced a bill that would stop the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles from the year 2015 onwards, a key part of a national fuel economy program that is actually favored by many automakers.

While the bill was supposedly passed in the interest of keeping vehicle prices low for consumers, automakers have previously backed a single unified fuel economy system, rather than various state-by-state regulations. The automakers have not commented on the bill, introduced by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), but reiterated their support for a national program. Upton’s bill would leave NHTSA as the sole federal agency that was responsible for the program.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • Derek Gelaney Derek Gelaney on Mar 17, 2011

    This is just another typical ploy from the criminals in Washington fighting over revenues from government sanctioned programs. It's clear as day that the EPA's budget is far too large for its own good, but any educated person can see that this is just a shallow attempt by the NHTSA to take over emissions programs and earn the revenue from them! When did being an "elected public servant" turn into special interest business?