The administration said the freeze would boost US oil consumption by about 500,000 barrels of oil a day by the 2030s, and argued it would prevent up to 1,000 traffic fatalities per year by reducing the price of new vehicles and so prompting people to buy newer, safer vehicles more quickly.
Officials said the change to fuel efficiency rules would offer a "much-needed time-out from further costly increases". Requiring auto makers to reach ever-increasing standards would now be too expensive, putting the cost of vehicles increasingly out of reach.
"The reporting that we're reversing Obama-era fuel efficiency standards and pre-empting the tougher California standard is simply false", Sanders said.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation said the increase in emission standards for cars built from 2021 to 2026 would hurt auto sales and improve safety of motorists across the country. "The Trump administration has launched a brazen attack, no matter how it is cloaked, on our nation's clean auto standards", Becerra said on Twitter.
The EPA contended in a press release on Thursday that the current Obama-era gas mileage standards have been a factor in the rising cost of cars to an average of $35,000, which makes purchasing a new vehicle unaffordable for many Americans.
The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would be freezing Obama-era guidelines that required USA vehicles to become significantly more fuel efficient. Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club said today, "Rolling back the Clean Car Standards is one of the most significant attacks on clean air and climate action in history, and Donald Trump is making it clear his mantra is pollution over everything".
Months after they pre-emptively sued to block anticipated efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to roll back mileage regulations, Democratic attorneys general vowed to continue their fight in the courts.
At the same time, it plans to block California from putting its own mileage standards into place. The administration estimates that halting more ambitious fuel efficiency targets would save Americans thousands of dollars on every new vehicle purchased and avoid 1,000 road deaths a year.
Transportation experts question the reasoning behind the proposal. The new proposal would freeze standards at 2020 levels.
"There are compelling reasons for a new rulemaking on fuel economy standards for 2021-2026", said Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. California and about a dozen states that follow its rules account for about a third of all the passenger vehicles sold in the United States.
Their unease was reflected in a statement released by Gloria Bergquist, vice president of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which urged negotiations between California and the federal government "to find a common sense solution that sets continued increases in vehicle efficiency standards while also meeting the needs of America's drivers".
The police department said it would be holding a news conference later this week to give more information about the incident. Mohamedbhai told 9Wants to Know the family believes the man may have come from a nearby house party.
Buttler was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad in the IPL. "There's a few guys I've played well and have friendships with". India may be the world s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs overseas .
Footage from inside the aquarium shows two men and a woman sneaking the 2ft-3ft gray horn shark from the building on Saturday. Helen's health. "But it turns out someone actually went inside the aquarium there in Leon Valley and stole a horn shark".
Chasing a maiden ATP Tour title, the world no. 55 Australian will play top seed John Isner for a place in the final. Isner then pounced to take advantage of his lone break point chance in the second set, and the dye was cast.
Rudy Giuliani is purposely exchanging "Conspiracy" for "Collusion" to intertwine a legal term of art with a political one. Trump and his lawyers are right that the term "collusion" isn't a precise one when it comes to US law.
The 45-year-old first came into the lobbyist's orbit as an intern in the 1990s, at the firm Black, Manafort, Stone, Kelly. Gates, who worked alongside Manafort as a political consultant, was indicted along with Manafort in October 2017.
Yesterday, White House deputy chief of staff for communications, Bill Shine , a former Fox News executive, made a very bad move. Then, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday that plans for an autumn visit would be delayed until 2019.
Tens of thousands of people across California are waiting to return home or assess what remains of their homes after the fires. The state spent more than $114 million fighting fires in July, the first month of California's fiscal year.
Root's 'mic-drop' mocked as India shade day-one honours
Root was looking set to get a big one but a brilliant piece of fielding from Kohli saw the right-hander getting run-out for 80. Stokes, introduced after lunch, showed why he is such an important part of this England side with an aggressive spell.
NASA Announces Boeing and Space Crews
NASA is now ready to announce who are the first astronauts for the flights of SpaceX and Boeing's commercial spaceships . After that, the companies will become eligible for many years' and billions of dollars' worth of future NASA missions.
Apple hits $1,000,000,000,000
In 2006, the year before the iPhone launch, Apple generated less than $20 billion in sales and net profit just shy of $2 billion. The tech giant's market cap briefly hit $1 trillion dollar milestone Thursday morning before dropping slightly again.
YouTube for Android gets dark theme
The dark theme basically reverses the color of the YouTube app UI (user interface) by replacing the white background with black. Those who totally hate the dark theme's particular shade of gray unfortunately can't opt for a deeper shade of black, though.
Elon Musk Takes on Short Sellers Ahead of Earnings
Still, the company promises to produce 6,000 cars per week this month and expects to product 50,000-55,000 Model 3s in Q3. On Twitter, Elon Musk asked for developers to consider joining Tesla to make games optimized for its vehicles.
Zimbabwe election: worldwide calls for restraint
The ZANU-PF leader tweeted: "At this crucial time, I call on everyone to desist from provocative declarations and statements". The EU did not understand why the release of the presidential result was taking so long, Brok said.
Zimbabwe pastor who led protests concedes
Mr Mugabe had a bad relationship with Western powers, accusing them of undermining Zimbabwe's sovereignty and trying to topple hm. His youth may appeal to Zimbabwe's young electorate - over 43% of registered voters are under the age of 35.
Harley-Davidson Bombshell Includes Adventure Bike
Harley-Davidson is also changing its retail strategy and expanding its push internationally following declining USA sales. Growth will be in Asia, and Harley-Davidson intends to pursue it with smaller motorcycles and new business partners.
Colombia drug gang puts $70,000 bounty on sniffer dog
A notorious drugs gang in Colombia has placed a £53,000 price on the head of a crime-busting police sniffer dog . But even with advanced technology, experts say on-the-ground detective work such as Sombra's is critical.
Donald Trump is facing an 'ultimate nightmare scenario'
Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, said Cohen is not credible and that the exchange described by Cohen did not take place. Trump Jr. responded that if the information was good, " I love it ", and the two began to arrange the rendezvous.