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File #: 170881    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/12/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/12/2017
Title: Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Clean Car Standards and Urging the Federal Government to Strengthen Fuel Economy Standards That Reduce Pollution and Reliance on Fossil Fuels.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Signature17088100.pdf
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10/12/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules SuspendedPass  Action details Not available
10/12/20170 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Clean Car Standards and Urging the Federal Government to Strengthen Fuel Economy Standards That Reduce Pollution and Reliance on Fossil Fuels.

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WHEREAS, In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) set light-duty vehicle standards that will nearly double the efficiency of new cars and light trucks by 2025. This set of regulations is commonly known as United States Clean Car Standards; and

WHEREAS, The Washington Post reported in 2012 that the Clean Car Standards require U.S. vehicle fleets to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, which represents a 50 percent cut in greenhouse gases and a 40 percent reduction in fuel consumption when compared with 2012 vehicles; and

WHEREAS, The Obama Administration established the Clean Car Standards with the support of numerous stakeholders and over a dozen major car manufacturers, including Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Hyundai; and

WHEREAS, The Clean Car Standards, when fully implemented, will saved six billion metric tons of dangerous global warming pollution when fully phased in, cut oil use by 12 billion barrels and save Americans at least $67 billion by 2025; and

WHEREAS, The Program is already delivering environmental and economic benefits. According to the EPA, the fuel economies of new cars and trucks since the standards were first finalized have improved by more than 10 percent; and

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania has saved $1.2 billion to date by adhering to federal fuel economy and global warming emissions standards, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. By 2030, each household in Pennsylvania will receive an average of $1,650 in benefits if the Clean Car Standards established by the Obama Administration remain in place; and

WHEREAS, In 2017, The Trump Administration announced through a notice on the federal register that it intends to relax the rules governing greenh...

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