This video says about itself:
18 June 2018
On today’s episode of “In Depth” Zac and Jesse talk about the Continuing Saga of the German Diesel-gate Scandal.
Now, the USA.
From the League of Conservation Voters in the USA today:
BREAKING: The EPA just rolled back critical clean car standards that could have massive implications for our health and climate. This is NOT OK. Speak out for safer, cleaner cars
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler just launched a major assault on families in America by rolling back fuel efficiency standards.
The Obama administration put clean car standards in place to save families money at the pump; drive innovation in the American auto industry; and curb pollution from the transportation sector, which is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our economy.
Now this administration wants to tear these standards to shreds. So why are Trump and Wheeler turning their back on consumers and ignoring their own scientists? It’s simple: They are pandering to Big Polluters who want to see the standards fall apart so they can dump dirtier, gas guzzling vehicles on drivers.
We won’t stand for it. By putting millions of people at a higher risk of inhaling polluted air, Wheeler is not just ignoring the will of the people, he is also betraying the EPA’s mission to advocate for the wellbeing of our communities. We must speak out now!
We can’t let this attack stand. For the sake of our children and our environment, demand that clean car standards stay in place
Clean car standards are one of the last policies we have in place to combat climate change. Automakers are currently on track to reach the standards at a lower cost than originally anticipated, and consumers are clamoring for more efficient vehicles. In fact, 87 percent of Americans want automakers to continue to improve fuel economy — the lifetime costs of more fuel-efficient cars are just too great to be ignored. And most importantly, the clean car standards reduce pollution that threatens our health.
Without these standards our communities — especially low-income and communities of color — will be subjected to even dirtier air. And with gas prices at their highest levels in four years, why would the Trump administration want to make drivers spend even more money at the pump?
It’s because Trump and Wheeler are once again doing the bidding of deep-pocketed corporations and their Washington lobbyists with no regard for the hardworking families in America. Trump doesn’t care about making us safer or ensuring that our kids have clean air and clean water. He’s selling out our health for corporate interests.
Here’s the good news: If enough of us speak out, we can get Wheeler to back off. This wasn’t even his initiative, it was Scott Pruitt’s brain child. Wheeler just watched Pruitt get forced out of the EPA because LCV members like you wouldn’t stand for it. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country spoke out against Pruitt and his terrible policies. Now that Wheeler is seeking to become Pruitt’s permanent replacement, he knows that he can’t start his tenure with a major scandal. So if enough of us speak out, we can convince him that gutting clean car standards is the WRONG move. But we have to act now.
URGENT: Save one of the last policies we have to combat climate change. Speak out for clean car standards
Our communities deserve cleaner air and relief at the gas pump. Don’t let Trump and Wheeler get away with this one-two punch against families in America. Speak up today.
Director of Digital Strategy
League of Conservation Voters
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