The New York Times has revealed the U.S. oil industry and the Koch brothers-funded American Legislative Exchange Council have teamed up to wage a covert campaign to weaken the nation’s car emission standards. A key player in the push to roll back the Obama administration’s fuel efficiency standards has been Marathon Petroleum, the country’s largest refinery. Meanwhile, the Times reports the oil industry lobby also ran a covert campaign on Facebook to urge people to support rolling back the fuel efficiency standards. In August, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will freeze Obama-era fuel economy standards at 2020 levels—in the latest blow by the Trump administration against efforts to curb catastrophic climate change.
NYT: ALEC & Oil Industry Secretly Campaigning to Weaken Car Emission Standards
HeadlineDec 13, 2018