The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republican staff released an August 10 report which argues that the Obama Administration’s joint greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and trucks increase vehicle cost, limit consumer choice, and reduce safety. The report, entitled A Dismissal of Safety, Choice, and Cost: The Obama Administrations New Auto Regulations, alleges that the White House pressured the automobile industry into accepting stricter fuel economy standards as failing car manufacturers lobbied for a federal bailout. The report also expresses concern about the California Air Resources Board’s role in setting standards.
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Committee criticizes administration’s fuel standards
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