23 US governors join California in opposing Trump mileage freeze | 2019-07-10

23 US governors join California in opposing Trump mileage freeze

10 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 US governors signed a pledge backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehicle mileage standards, reports AP.

The stand by leaders of states and Puerto Rico, nearly all Democrats, comes as the Trump administration moves to freeze tougher mileage standards laid out by former President Barack Obama, in one of the previous administration’s key efforts against climate change.

The Trump administration says American consumers increasingly want bigger, gas-guzzling SUVs and pickup trucks . It also argues that demanding ever-more fuel-efficient vehicles will drive up automobile costs and keep less-safe, older vehicles on the road longer. Many engineers have challenged that claim.


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