Biden Admin Announced That Vehicle Mileage Standards Will Be Increased To Fight Climate Change

The Biden Administration announced that automobile mileage standards would dramatically combat global warming this week. The move comes after the administration’s $1.75 trillion climates and social expenditure plan was reportedly defeated earlier this year.

According to the Associated Press, the Environmental Protection Agency is drafting a regulation that would “increase mileage standards beginning in the 2023 model year,” with an industry-wide target of 40 miles per gallon by 2026. According to the news agency, the new regulation represents a significant 25% rise above the Trump Administration’s fuel standards guideline last year.

According to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, the final rule for light-duty vehicles reflects the administration’s fundamental values. They followed the research, they listened to stakeholders, and they’re putting in place solid and rigorous standards, he explained. The EPA described the new guidelines as “the most aggressive federal greenhouse gas emissions limits for passenger vehicles and light trucks ever” in a press statement released on Monday.

Furthermore, this is a significant step forward in carrying out President Trump’s bold climate program, he added. The government estimates that by 2050, the initiative will have prevented releasing more than 3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.

Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that he would not support President Barack Obama’s Build Back Better proposal, thereby canceling it. Progressive media personalities, Democratic politicians, and White House officials reacted negatively to the disclosure. The White House press secretary chastised Manchin in a 700-word statement, stating that the senator had broken his pledge. Senator Bernie Sanders, a socialist, criticized Manchin for not having the “courage” to carry out the proposal. According to Politico editor Sam Stein, Manchin’s choice would be “devastating for the earth.”