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Helping America Avoid 10 billion tons of CO2 Emissions

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the strongest-ever federal emissions standards for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.
By promoting the production of cleaner, more eco-friendly vehicles, these new emission standards will help drive us towards a cleaner future and play a crucial role in combating the climate crisis.
What’s great about these new emission standards is that they will help to combat America’s largest GHG emitting industry: transportation.
Here are some of the big takeaways from the EPA’s strongest-ever proposed federal vehicle emission standards:
- If enacted, the U.S. would avoid nearly 10 billion tons of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to *TWICE* the total U.S. carbon emissions in 2022.
- By reducing fuel and maintenance costs associated with combustion engine cars, the average owner of a light-duty vehicle can expect to save up to $12,000 over the vehicle’s lifetime.
- These proposed standards would reduce oil imports by approximately 20 billion barrels!
- The EPA estimates that the benefits of the proposed standards would exceed costs by at least $1 trillion.
It’s also worth noting that the EPA’s proposed strong emission standards for vehicles will reduce air pollution, and improve public health, especially in communities affected by poor air quality.
It’s great to see that America is taking the bold and necessary steps toward an eco-friendly future, setting an example for others to follow.
(Source: Paul Sancya / AP Photo)
(Source: Paul Sancya / AP Photo)



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  • Daniel Waweru

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    Great efforts and commitment.

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    • Tom Simpson

      61 w

      About time! Just hope the Republicans won't change it back if they win back the White House in 2024...

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      • Alex Njeru

        61 w

        @tom_simpson I wish there was a law to hinder such.

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        • Ford Brodeur

          61 w

          @tom_simpson good point, Tom.

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        • Ajema Lydiah

          61 w

          we néed such minds

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            61 w

            Great efforts and commitments

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            • Patrik Lobergh

              61 w

              EPA is strongly back in business and are taking bold decisions that other can use as inspiration and benchmarks 💪

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            • George Kariuki

              61 w

              It is important to continue implementing policies that encourage the transition towards sustainable transportation solutions to ensure a cleaner and healthier future for generations to come.

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              • Joseph Githinji

                61 w

                Great commitment in creating a world with zero carbon.

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                • Ford Brodeur

                  61 w

                  @joseph_githinji Big climate action like this helps to make that possible

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    61 w

                    @ford_brodeur_ true

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