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Obama seeks to tighten emission regulations for trucks and buses

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The White House has announced plans to reduce heavy-duty carbon emissions in trucks and buses by 2018. The regulations, however would only apply to vehicles over 8,500 built between now and then, and would include pickups made by Ford, GM and Chrysler (as well as other auto manufacturers), as well as tractor trailers and sanitation trucks, etc.

To accomplish this, it is estimated that manufacturers would have to increase their fuel efficiency by an average of 8 mpg.

“By model 2018, an operator could pay for technical upgrades in under a year and save $73,000 through reduced fuel costs over the vehicle’s life-time. It’s not just a win-win situation, but a win-win-win,” stated President Obama during a speech at a Safeway warehouse loading dock in Maryland last week.

In the meantime, the American Trucking Association has expressed somewhat reluctant approval for the plan, stating that it “hopes the administration will set forth a path that is based on both reliable scientific research and economic achievability,” according to ATA president Bill Graves.

Obama’s announcement concerning the tougher emissions rules for trucks comes on the heels of his plans to ask Congress to allocate $1 billion for a “climate change resilience fund to research for establishing “climate hubs” across the nation that will help farmers and ranchers deal with extreme weather conditions.



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