There is absolutely no scientific justification for this and, indeed, many observers believe the EPA lacks the legal authority regarding its stance on CO2. There is NO need to limit greenhouse gas emissions because there is NO “global warming” Traceable to greenhouse gases or anything else for that matter. According to Phil Jones of the EAU/CRU there has been no statistically significant global warming in the 20th century, and none in the last fifteen years. And this is the UN’s top guy on the fraud.
Keep in mind, the V-6 Honda Accord gets an EPA mileage of 22 city 31 highway. And lookey here, the mythical unicorn of global warming is included, the greenhouse gas regulation — That I might add Congress has refused to pass, so we do it by fiat.
The new rules are estimated to cost consumers $50 billion dollars over the same time frame 2012-2016. Yes America you will pay for this crap science.
In response to the new model year 2012-16 automobile and light-truck fuel economy mandates, Ed Tonkin, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) released the following statement:
“These new rules are the most expensive fuel economy mandates in history. In part, this is a result of three different fuel economy standards set by three different agencies (U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board) under three different sets of rules. This is in direct contradiction to the one national fuel economy standard established by Congress in 2007.
“America’s new car and truck dealers support higher fuel economy standards, but recognize that for most Americans a car or truck is a necessity, not a luxury. Under these new mandates, the price of new cars and light trucks will rise significantly, meaning fewer Americans will be able to buy the new vehicles of their choice.
“With tight family budgets and a shaky job outlook, consumers want to maximize their transportation dollars, not pay more for redundant rules and an unnecessary bureaucracy.
“Also troubling, EPA’s rule allows for lower standards for some automakers, creating an uneven playing field for some dealers selling makes that are fully regulated. These loopholes will reduce fuel savings, and needlessly distort the fragile auto market, further hurting consumers.”
Lower standard for some manufacturers? Hmm, like government motors and cries-a-lot? And how would that pass Constitutional muster? Oops forgot, two-bit tin pot Obama zomibies don’t need no Constitution.
The WSJ ads:
The Obama administration finalized new rules for automobiles Thursday designed to drastically cut gasoline consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions.But the rules will carry significant costs for car companies and consumers, raising the average price of a new car by nearly $1,000 by the middle of the decade, according to government estimates.
In setting stringent new targets for auto fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions, the White House aims to have all new cars on U.S. roads average 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, up from a current 26.4 mpg. The new rules accelerate a transition that Congress mandated two and a half years ago.
The new rainbow powered unicorn engined cars should be available by 3016, Obama said.