On Friday, the NHTSA and EPA announced that they are proposing intensifying emissions regulations for medium and heavy-duty trucks. These new regulations are aimed at reducing fuel costs, and reducing costs by about $170 billion.
Feds propose huge carbon emission cuts for heavy trucksThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the standards that will now face a period during which industry and environment groups will comment. The standards could be revised.
The agencies are asking for a cut in carbon emissions between 2021 and 2027 that would be nearly equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from all U.S. residences in one year. The fuel-efficiency targets would save more oil than what the U.S. currently imports annually from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.