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How Trump Boxed the EPA Out of a Major Climate Rollback - by Robinson Meyer

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The Trump’s  attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies! James Tamm, the NHTSA fuel-economy chief, greeted the EPA team, then showed an analysis of the ‘tailpipe rules’ estimated costs and benefits. He had worked on this kind of study for years and knew  the numbers by heart.Yet as Alson looked closer, he realized that this study was like none he had seen before. For years, both NHTSA and the EPA had found that the tailpipe rules saved lives… But this new study asserted the opposite: The Obama-era rules, it claimed, killed almost 1,000 people a year. “Oh my God,” Alson said upon seeing the numbers. The other EPA engineers in the room gasped and started to point out other shocking claims on Tamm’s slide. (Their line was muted.) It seemed as if every estimated cost had ballooned, while every estimated benefit had shrunk. Something in the study had gone deeply wrong.”

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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