TV News LIES

Sunday, Mar 29th

Last update11:06:57 PM GMT

You are here News Environment Obama sets first fuel standards for big trucks

Obama sets first fuel standards for big trucks

E-mail Print PDF

Obama to toughen truck emission standardsLarge trucks in the U.S. must cut emissions as much as 20 percent by 2018 under the first standards proposed for work vehicles, the Obama administration said today.

Tractor-trailer trucks have to meet the 20 percent target, while heavy-duty pickups and vans must reduce emissions 10 percent for gas vehicles and 15 percent for diesel-powered models, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement. Buses, motor homes and garbage trucks must cut emissions 10 percent.

“These are historic standards because they’re the first,” Luke Tonachel, an analyst at the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council, said in an interview. “Heavy trucks and buses are the energy hogs of America’s roadways.”

President Barack Obama’s administration has been raising fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles in the U.S. to curb pollution and reduce oil imports. Obama has said he plans to make the truck standards final by July 30, and they would take effect starting with 2014 models.

The government has never set targets for the heavy-duty trucks such as those that are used in construction and hauling and made by companies including Isuzu Motors Ltd., Daimler AG, Volvo AB, Hino Motors Ltd. and Paccar Inc. Light trucks such as standard pickups, sport-utility vehicles and minivans are covered by standards already set for automobiles.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Fracking Town’s Desperate Laid-off Workers: ‘They Don’t Tell You It’s All a Lie’

Fracking lay offsOnly a year ago, Williston’s shale oil explosion was still gushing jobs. From 2010 to 2014,...

Critics question study that denied pesticides' danger to bees

bee pesticidesSeveral government ministers in the United Kingdom are facing criticism over the scientific legitimacy of a...

Why on Earth Did the Feds Approve a High-Pressure Gas Pipeline Near a Nuke Plant?

gas pipeline explosion dangerSince March 3, 2015, three high-risk conditions have begun converging north of the New York metro...

Watch as People Across the Globe Switch Off Their Lights for Earth Hour

Earth hourSeven thousand cities in 162 countries across the globe are turning off their lights for Earth...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!