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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