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Trump’s EPA Torches Obama’s Global Warming Legacy, Hits California Hardest
By Adam Casalino|April 3, 2018
Trump’s EPA Torches Obama’s Global Warming Legacy, Hits California Hardest

The Left mocks anyone who disagrees with their stance on climate change.

Obama constantly played up how much he believed in global warming by repeatedly caving to the environmentalist lobby, setting up regulations left and right.

The impact? It hit American pocketbooks and put us at a global disadvantage.

California, in particular, has deeply drunk the climate change kool-aid and has some of the strictest laws in the nation on carbon emissions.

But Trump’s EPA is stepping up and challenging rogue California and rolling back Obama’s biggest environmental legacy.

Now that’s a reason for American taxpayers to celebrate!

From LA Times:

The Trump administration openly threatened one of the cornerstones of California’s environmental protections Monday, saying that it may revoke the state’s ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter standards than the federal government sets for vehicle emissions.

The announcement came as the administration confirmed it is tearing up landmark fuel economy rules that formed a key part of the effort by the Obama administration and California officials to combat global warming.

This aggressive move by the Trump administration should come as no surprise to those who know anything about the man who runs the EPA. Trump appointed Scott Pruitt, who describes himself as a “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda”, to run the agency.

Pruitt is wary of these fuel economy rules, which have been pushing automakers to manufacture cleaner-burning cars and SUVs for decades.

While some may not consider this a bad thing, it’s almost always a bad idea to have the government intervene in an industry. Currently, California’s harsh laws are forcing auto companies to make cars that people simply do not want.

Industry officials and analysts have noted that electric cars and hybrids account for just 3{75726800c12fe2ebed14402fd98444a61f7eda42751f92330bc58faf20bd8821} of vehicle sales in the United States. Environmentalists typically blame the auto companies, saying that they are focusing more on selling SUV’s than environmentally friendly vehicles.

This is patently false, considering these manufacturers are merely responding to the demands of the market. If the public truly wanted electric cars, more than 3{75726800c12fe2ebed14402fd98444a61f7eda42751f92330bc58faf20bd8821} of Americans would own one.

The move invites a major battle with California and a dozen other states, but this administration hasn’t been known for backing down from a fight.

Source: LA Times

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Adam Casalino
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
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