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Climate protection in the United States : Donald Trump makes the PS-Monster free

The United States generate so much CO2 like no other country in the world except China, which is mainly due to the traffic. Donald Trump wants to increase future limits for the fuel consumption of cars is now so strong that even the car manufacturers. Behind it is the Oil industry.

While many eyes were focused on Katowice, was this message on the weekend, almost: The United States will get 2018 is only so much Oil out of the ground like never before. You take a seat to the top of the list of largest producing countries of the world, and with 10.9 million barrels per day Saudi Arabia. The informed the International energy Agency (IEA).

The American Oil Boom leads to the conclusion: It is more than enough because from the black Gold. So why save? With this Argument, the American Oil industry has a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign under fed. The goal is to tilt The of the Barack Obama administration announced new upper limits for the fuel consumption of cars, which was achieved. About the successful influence of the "New York Times" published a large-scale Research.

"There's a threat of Oil shortages is no longer a cause for concern, should Americans have the choice between vehicles that best meet their needs", is to be read in a letter to the largest American oil Refinery operator Marathon Petroleum sent to members of Congress in Washington. A parallel Facebook campaign was to be controlled by an organization that is also funded by Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Phillips 66 and other companies. It aims to move car owners to contact the members of your constituency.

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the transport sector is the largest emitter of CO2 in the USA

The Plan of U.S. President Donald Trump, the fuel limits on the level of 2020 for the future. Actually, you should double the efficiency of the engines by 2025, so that for the same driving only half as much fuel needed would track. As the most sold cars between the East and West coast of SUVs and large Pickups, would be the saving effect is enormous. So far, the transport sector is the largest CO2 emitter in the United States and is located just in front of the electricity generation, according to the U.S. environmental protection Agency.

The development is known among experts as the biggest shock of the Trump government on climate protection. It was coming, they would shoot US up to 900 million tonnes of CO2 in addition to 2035 in the atmosphere, an analysis of the research center of the Rhodium Group. The think tank Energy Innovation announced still higher Numbers. Alone, the additional emissions would exceed the emissions of entire countries such as Austria or Greece.

the new fuel consumption limits would have, according to Rhodium under the dash has a bigger impact on US climate balance sheet, as also from the White house initiated the softening of the Clean Power Plan that limits emissions from coal-fired power plants, and the expansion of the freedoms for the Oil and gas extraction, which leads to an increase in the particularly climate-damaging methane emissions.

boundaries: "a relic from a time of scarcity of raw materials"

Ironically, the car manufacturers, the Trump plans go much too far. You react more than skeptical. Although she had wished for more flexibility in the new requirements, such as when and which objectives will be achieved. But the radical climate-Rollback is not in your best interest: the Individual Federal States, led by California, are now pushing at your own limits and the faster introduction of electric cars.

A patchwork of rules, possibly from state to state, would be for the manufacturer to be expensive and impractical. Because cars would be California approved, would then be in markets with lower Standards too expensive to be competitive. How far California and other States can go against the will of the White house at all, but they need to clear dishes. Up to a result of the campaign, the Oil industry will continue to run. For Marathon Petroleum has partnered with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a lavish think tank, the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, whose industrial Empire and country-wide influence on elections and individual legislative projects. Together they wrote draft legislation for the Federal States.

it States among other things: The Obama Administration's planned fuel limits were a "relic from a time of scarcity of raw materials". Bureaucrats should not be allowed to dictate to the Americans what cars they drive. The Facebook campaign leads to a web page with the likeness of Obama. Including: "Would you buy this man a used car?"

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Susanne Ehlerding

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