Full Title: Economic, Emissions Impact Of Trump Fuel Economy Rollback-Emissions Standards Freeze: U.S., California, Canada
Author(s): Megan Mahajan and Robbie Orvis
Publisher(s): Energy Innovation Policy & Technology
Publication Date: August 7, 2019
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The Trump Administration’s proposed fuel economy standard rollback and emissions standards freeze will harm consumers and the environment. This research note finds the proposal would cost the U.S. economy up to $400 billion through 2050, increase U.S. emissions up to 10%, and gasoline use up to 7.6 billion barrels through 2035. It would also cost Canada up to $70 billion through 2050 and increase its emissions up to 11% by 2035.