EPA’s Plans to Reduce Vehicle Emissions Met with Skepticism

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced new measures aimed at reducing the overall emissions output of American vehicles, which depends most heavily on a shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) in the next decade.

According to Politico, the EPA’s desired maximum amount of carbon emissions can only be achieved if 67 percent of new vehicle sales are electric by the year 2032. At the same time, the new rule will not require automobile manufacturers to directly boost the selling of EVs, but instead sets basic emissions limits and gives the automakers the choice of how to match them.

Despite this, an analysis run by the Associated Press calculated that even if the entire automobile industry boosts EV sales to the level that the EPA demands, pollution will not be reduced by as much as the agency expects. At least 80 percent of all vehicles being driven in the U.S. today still run on traditional fuel and gasoline, coming out to roughly 200 million total vehicles.

Meanwhile, global warming fanatics insist that the EPA’s plan does not go far enough. Dan Becker, the Center for Biological Diversity’s director of the safe climate transport campaign, recommends that the EPA cut emissions by even more than its current recommendations, saying “we need to do a hell of a lot more.”

Peter Slowik, a senior EV researcher with the International Council on Clean Transportation, similarly asserted that while “the EPA proposal is a really great start to putting us on a Paris-compatible path,” it ultimately “isn’t enough to comply with the Paris accord,” referencing the controversial globalist agreement signed onto by most of the world’s nations in a largely symbolic effort to reduce atmospheric pollution.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: 07 December 2020, Saxony, Leipzig: There is a sign next to charging points for electric vehicles. Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Jan Woitas/picture alliance via Getty Images)