Posts Tagged: Donald Trump

Trump administration prepares to roll back vehicle emissions and efficiency standards

This week, the Trump administration is expected to officially announce that it will re-examine the vehicle emissions and efficiency goals that automakers agreed to in 2010, with an eye to weakening the standards. In public statements and advertising, automakers tout their commitments to expanding electrification, improving fuel efficiency and fighting climate change but, as previously… Read more »

Strict US auto emission and efficiency standards are history (updated)

As expected, the USA’s Climate-Change-Denier-In-Chief will move towards rolling back federal regulations on vehicle emissions. The change, which could undo one of President Barack Obama’s most significant environmental legacies, does not require action by Congress. Reuters reports that an announcement is expected from the Trump administration as soon as Tuesday. The expected order will reopen… Read more »

Elon Musk named to president-elect Trump’s advisory team

As promised, the US president-elect is nothing if not unpredictable. Shortly after naming various oil industry insiders and science deniers to his cabinet, he not only invited fearless fossil fuel foe Elon Musk to a meeting of tech titans, but also announced that Musk will be on the president’s Strategic and Policy Team, a group… Read more »

Automakers already lobbying Trump to relax emissions standards

Barely two days after his election, US automakers contacted the new president-elect to urge him to “reform” federal regulation of the industry, including fuel economy, emissions, autonomy and safety standards. In a letter to the Trump transition team (via Automotive News), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers proposed that the new administration pause the ongoing midterm evaluation… Read more »