NY AG Sues Trump Over Rolling Back Obama Fuel Efficiency Standards

Excitable Eric Schneider, who loves investigating people for Wrongthink on Hotcoldwetdry, is unhappy

(Daily Caller)  New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump for rolling back his Democratic predecessor’s fuel efficiency standards.

Eric Schneiderman, who many believe to be one of Trump’s most bitter critics, is suing the president for delaying a rule forcing automakers to meet or exceed fuel efficiency standards. He is joining a slew of his Democratic counterparts in the lawsuit.

“Fuel efficiency standards are common sense, protecting Americans pocketbooks and reducing the emissions that undermine public health and drive climate change,” he wrote in a press statement announcing his decision. (snip)

The Trump administration took the initial steps in August toward rolling back former President Barack Obama’s vehicle emission standards. The auto industry celebrated the decision to reopen the emission standards rules.

Industry stakeholders have argued the rules place an undue burden on auto manufacturers struggling to meet emission standards amid low gas prices and lagging biofuel production. They believe the standards could potentially destroy thousands of jobs.

Most of the car manufacturers have complained about the idiotic and arbitrary requirement to double fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 MPG by 2025. It’s bad for business, bad for jobs, and, let’s not forget, bad for safety, as lighter cars put people in danger. And, it could add $3,000 to the pricetag of each vehicle sold. Which is bad for the middle and lower classes, harming both new and used sales.

Furthermore, just like earlier today, this is about an executive order, not legislation. Incoming administrations can do away with previous EOs. It’s constitutional.

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