By Joe Arvai, Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, and Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
Between 2011 and 2017, Joe Arvai was a member of the U.S. EPA's Chartered Science Advisory Board. He is now among a group of scientists that is suing the agency over Scott Pruitt's actions.
In 2017, just a few days after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a freshman GOP lawmaker with only a few days on the job of his own, proposed House Resolution 861. Its language was ominous: “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”
Weakening national standards for passenger vehicles risks weakening the economy; consistent and strong fuel economy and emissions rules help U.S. auto industry compete
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A national network of influential American businesses is calling on the Trump administration to maintain robust fuel-economy and emissions standards for passenger vehicles, and expressing support for states' rights to maintain those standards.
The President-elect’s selection of Scott Pruitt, renowned climate change denier, for EPA head points to a grim and dirty future.
The verdict was still out about the Trump administration’s stance on climate change and environmental protection. Trump told the New York Times in a recent interview that he was keeping an “open mind” to the Paris Agreement.