US House to EPA: We won’t let you set emissions laws

by Antony Ingram
Green Car Reports
June 29, 2012

With 2025’s 54.5 mpg corporate average fuel economy standards set to be finalized towards the end of this year, carmakers will also have to meet a 34.1 mpg average by 2016.

Alongside these economy targets, carmakers–and perhaps other businesses–will also be bound by the EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions limits. Well, that’s if the House Appropriations Committee doesn’t have its way.

The committee has concerns over the affordability of the regulations, which would see the EPA setting CO2 limits for the period from 2017 to 2025. As such, it has voted to bar the EPA from setting tailpipe emissions limits for the 2017-2025 period…

It seems unlikely the committee’s vote will pass however, as the Senate and the Obama administration both support the EPA’s targets.

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