What Does The Proposed U.S. EPA Budget Cut Mean For Automakers, Car Buyers, And the Environment?

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, you’ll know that there have been some pretty big changes going on in Washington, D.C. as the U.S. Government under President Donald Trump reshapes some of the policies and priorities of many Federal agencies, slashing budgets here and gagging agencies there, drawing praise from some and harsh criticism from others.

Earlier this week, we learned that among the proposed budget cuts facing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was a $48 million cut (equivalent to 99 percent) of the agency’s budget for testing fuel economy and gas mileage for production vehicles. And it’s caused some to ask what will happen? Will testing be done away with completely? Is there another solution? And what will it mean for car buyers, automakers, and the environment?

Watch the video above to find out more, and leave your thoughts in the Comments below.

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  • CDspeed

    It’s clear the orange man is working to benefit his billionaire friends, which is sad because I have a few friends who convinced themselves he was the candidate that would look after the “working man”. But that common working person he’s looking after isn’t the masses, just the few CEOs, and board members. I’ve always looked at the environment as a house, you don’t want to live in a dirty house because it’s bad for your health, the same applies to the planet you live on. And the only reason you’d fight cleaning up our house is……..💰💷💶💴💵💸

  • Martin Lacey

    I guess these budget cuts are aimed at making the life of the new head of the EPA easier. But I hope he gets bored real quick of making things with paper clips.

    More than a few automaker executives are beginning to regret ever lobbying the president round about now!