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National Emissions Proposal Released to the Public

12/6/2010

Just last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) made public their proposal to increase fuel economy and cut emissions.  For the reduction of emissions, the EPA’s greenhouse gas standards would be implemented in all 2014 models.  NHTSA’s fuel economy standards would be voluntary in 2014 and 2015, then become mandatory in 2016.  Fuel economy standards would be achieved through four main areas:  engine, tires, aerodynamics and idling.  You can make public comments on the proposal by following this link.  The full document on the proposed regulations can be viewed here.


Do you believe that the government is making the right decision in creating stricter regulations in fuel economy and emissions standards, or do you the feel associated costs will outweigh the good intentions?

 

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emissions , epa , nhtsa , trucking