We unpack the complicated and contentious world of fuel economy standards, and explain why some experts aren’t buying some of the Trump administration’s arguments for why stricter Obama-era standards should be loosened.
Person: Scott Pruitt
Debate Over EPA’s ‘Transparency’ Rule
Pruitt’s Tall Tale on Toxic Cleanups
Will Global Warming Benefit Civilization?
Obama’s Record on Toxic Cleanups
Did Air Quality Improve Under Obama?
Will Paris Have a ‘Tiny’ Effect on Warming?
Gore and Pruitt Debate Paris Targets
Former Vice President Al Gore and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt made competing claims about whether the U.S. could have changed its emissions targets under the Paris Agreement, instead of pulling out of the deal. Legal experts side with Gore, who claimed the targets could have been changed.