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Trump has suspended a program to reduce environmental pollution by cars
- November 6, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
The problem of ecology and exploitation of various natural resources today is the most acute. The President of the United States understands this very well, and that is why he, as soon as he came to power, announced a reform that aims to significantly reduce the level of widespread use of fuel by 2020, making its operation more efficient. By and large, this reform should most strongly affect the entire automotive industry. In general, almost everyone reacted very positively to this initiative at the time, however, as the authoritative publication The Wall Street Journal now reports, the Donald Trump administration has completely changed its main policy in this regard. Thus, at the moment, the Trump team is currently considering the possibility of reducing fuel use by only 1.5 percent, which is significantly lower than its original plans and promises.
Yes, the failure to fulfill their promises is certainly very bad, however, as it seems to many at first glance, nothing will change for the better, but not for the worse, no one will suffer from it, but really it is not. In fact, this step will leave such major automotive companies as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota in a very disadvantageous and unpleasant position. The bottom line is that all these companies once sided with President Trump during the legal battle over whether the state of California can set its own standards for fuel economy or not. The above companies have begun very active and costly activities to significantly reduce emissions from vehicles. However, due to the fact that they did not and will not receive what Donald Trump promised everyone, the process of reducing emissions for better protection and care for the environment will actually be stopped, because General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota because of all this will incur incredible losses.
Henry Ford would be very disappointed if he saw his modern-day descendants wanting to build a much more expensive car, that is far less safe and doesn’t work as well, because execs don’t want to fight California regulators. Car companies should know ….
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2019
In any case, you should not assume that only Trump did not cope with his task in terms of reducing emissions, because Barack Obama could not achieve positive and noticeable results. With him, without exception, all automotive companies were supposed to almost halve the total amount of emissions, thereby significantly increasing the efficiency of vehicles by 2025. Even then, all car manufacturers claimed that such a sharp jump would make cars too expensive. It was this factor, apparently, that prompted Trump to slightly change his plans of the same direction. Only the state of California is the exception, because he decided to independently take the appropriate obligations to quickly achieve all the goals that were set under Obama. Be that as it may, now it is impossible to say exactly how all these decisions will affect the rate of emission reduction, but the fact remains that by 2025 no one will have time to fully realize their plans.