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How Can Such Smart People Be So Stupid? President Trump and Team Take Eye Off The Ball With Noise About Reexamining Emission Standards for Cars and Light Duty Trucks - Instead Of Eliminating Most Oil Based Fuels

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Publisher's Thoughts This reevaluation is the latest in a long history of obfuscation of the only timely solution to our MPG and Alt Fuel problems. America can easily and virtually instantly become 100% energy independent, our wonderful military can be kept out of harms way, American farmer's and industry incomes will grow to unheard of levels, American drivers will pay less for more powerful fuel and as a side effect our air and water will be cleaner and safer than it has been for over 100 years (since gasoline became the dominate fuel).

The solution is easy, inexpensive, 100% logical, and will be supported by every patriotic American, every car maker, every farmer, every true treehugger, every car enthusiast, every fuel retailer, everyone with an IQ of over 50; its easy...just eliminate the use of E10 regular and replace it with high-test E85 Flex-fuel. No new fuel infrastructure needed, no rocket science needed, no new auto manufacturing technology needed, no additional manufacturing facilities needed, no new pipelines needed, no new infrastructure needed, no nothing but the brains to see the truth of this 100% upside solution... so I ask, how can such smart people as Elaine Chao and President Trump be so stupid about this real, timely and immediate solution...MPG is not the problem, the problem is what fuel is being almost consumed.

EPA to Reexamine Emission Standards for Cars and Light Duty Trucks -- Model Years 2022-2025

WASHINGTON - March 15, 2017: Today, Department of Transportation Secretary (DOT) Elaine Chao and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will revisit the previous administration’s rule that finalized standards to increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025.

“Today’s decision by the EPA is a win for the American economy,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “The Department of Transportation will re-open the Mid-Term evaluation process and work with the EPA to complete the review in a transparent, data-driven manner.”

“These standards are costly for automakers and the American people,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “We will work with our partners at DOT to take a fresh look to determine if this approach is realistic. This thorough review will help ensure that this national program is good for consumers and good for the environment.”

The Midterm Evaluation process that is being revisited today, was established as a part of the 2012 final greenhouse gas emissions standards for model years 2017-2025. This requires EPA to determine no later than April 1, 2018, whether the 2022 - 2025 standards established are appropriate. The action the agency is taking today will ensure that deadline is met. If the agency believes that the final determination issued by the previous administration is not realistic, it would submit a new proposal for public comment.