EPA’s own adviser finds Trump’s rollback of fuel standards could cost jobs


An environmental adviser to the Trump administration projects that its attempt to reverse Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards could have a steep long-term toll on the U.S. economy and eventually cost the country hundreds of thousands of jobs.

The research, by an outside adviser picked by former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt — and funded by grants from the auto industry — is sure to fuel critics of the Trump administration’s attempts to stall rules meant to reduce the amount of climatewarming and illness-causing pollution produced by the nation’s automobiles….

An excerpt from Press Reader