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Rolling Back Obama Era Fuel Economy Standards Will Save Lives (Guest: Steve Goreham)

April 9, 2018

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently announced that he would rescind Obama era Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. These rules fail to meet their goals and cause unnecessary death.

On April 2, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he would rescind Obama era Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. Energy analyst Steve Goreham discusses the history of government mandates for fuel economy, why these mandates have repeatedly failed to meet their stated goals, and how they lead to unnecessary deaths. Goreham applauds Pruitt's decision to halt the Obama administration's higher standards.  Finally, Goreham discusses why the EPA may have to fight to roll CAFE standards back due to California’s special status under the Clean Air Act.

Author
Steve Goreham, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, is a speaker, author, and researcher on environmental issues as well as an engineer and business executive.
gorehamsa@comcast.net
Author
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org