Recent Safe Climate Transport Campaign commentary:
Opinion: Biden’s new electric car goals are an Edsel masquerading as a Tesla.
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Opinion contributors
August 6, 2021
The United States needs to urgently slash global warming pollution with strictly enforced standards that phase out sales of new gasoline-engine cars and trucks by 2030 and dramatically boost fuel efficiency until then. But the emissions cuts in the auto plan President Joe Biden issued Thursday are too timid – and rely too heavily on automakers’ voluntary commitments to produce electric vehicles. They won’t cut it.
Indeed, the loophole-riddled Swiss cheese rules fail to surpass those that automakers agreed to nine years ago …
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Opinion articles by Safe Climate Transport Campaign
As President Biden finalizes his road map to steer America toward a cleaner car fleet and safe climate, he should ignore the auto industry’s push for weak fuel efficiency and emissions rules and strengthen the tough standards imposed by the Obama administration that were shredded by Donald Trump.
Mr. Biden’s first step should be to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to reimpose emissions reductions as quickly as possible for new cars and S.U.V.s and other light trucks to 5 percent a year as called for under the Obama rules.
Then he should instruct the agency …