The plan, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asserts that lower fuel economy standards will save lives - the higher price of more fuel-efficient vehicles (about $2,300 more per auto, they say) encourages some people to continue driving older, less-safe vehicles, the agencies say. Under the Obama plan, the fleetwide fuel economy would have risen gradually to roughly 47 mpg by 2025.
The Natural Resources Council of ME said the changes will result in more harmful pollutants drifting into ME - which already has among the nation's highest asthma rates - and "adds insult to injury by also eliminating states' rights to set our own clean auto standards".
Taken together, the proposal is an aggressive move to dismantle what some environmentalists have hailed as one of the most potent efforts anywhere in the world to combat climate change.
Schwarzenegger and Trump have repeatedly criticized each other over the years, including during Trump's presidency.
The administration is seeking comments on the plan.
But Andrew Wheeler, the acting chief of the EPA, told lawmakers on Wednesday that he doesn't want the federal standard to contradict states that want to require higher gas mileage. "More realistic standards can save lives while continuing to improve the environment". That ignores the fact that more fuel-efficient vehicles are cheaper to operate since drivers have to buy less gas.
Some say the latest environmental views to be voiced by the administration are yet more attempts to turn the Obama administration's policies on their head, and support big business at the same time. "CA DOJ will use every legal tool at its disposal to defend today's national standards and reaffirm the facts and science behind them". "We're going to help the companies, and they're going to help you".
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While many carmakers have touted their development of more efficient cars, including electric vehicles, auto lobbyists were quick to get assurances from the Trump administration that the more stringent rules would be dismantled.
The Trump administration proposal calls California's zero emission vehicle rules, adopted by 9 other states, "technologically infeasible".
The EPA said it wants a "50-state fuel economy" system and has claimed the reversal will have "negligible environmental impacts on air quality" and even result in thousands fewer deaths on the roads each year.
About a third of these projected savings, or $198 billion, are tied to the agencies' assertion that, by slowing pace at which new vehicles get more expensive, they'll allow people to replace older and less-safe cars more rapidly.
"Current estimates indicate that the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule would save over 500 billion dollars in societal costs and reduce highway fatalities by 12,700 lives (over the lifetimes of vehicles through [model year] 2029)", the agencies state.
He said in a statement that the organization would challenge the administration's action "in the court of public opinion and the court of law".
The rollback has provoked outcry from environmental and health groups, as well as states who are pushing for cleaner vehicle fleets.