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Duluth community leaders sound off on Trump Administration's call on revising the standards of the Clean Power Plan

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The Trump Administration could soon be reversing a plan put in place by the Obama Administration. 
The EPA is revisiting the standards of the Clean Power Plan.

"If Trump rolls back fuel efficiency standards not only is he going against the wants of the American people but he's putting our health and safety at risk," said North Star Chapter's Mining Committee Member, John Doberstein.

Multiple Duluth community leaders took it to city hall on Thursday to take a stand against the Trump Administration by raising awareness of public health. 

"We are here to call on the Trump Administration to maintain the clean car standards at the federal level," said Duluth City Council President, Joel Sipress.

A standard that was put in place by the Obama Administration. 


The EPA and the Department of Transportation opened up the reconsideration of greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks for models 2022-2025 back in March.
 
Community leaders say if the standards are revised American's health and wealth would be at risk.

"It will worsen symptoms for 24 million Americans including 6.3 million children who suffer from asthma," said Doberstein.

"The incentives for the auto industry to innovate and build more fuel-efficient cars would be gone and what we would see would be a trend back toward more gas guzzling cars and trucks," said Sipress.

But some automakers want the EPA to take a closer look at reversing the standards because they say it would be difficult and expensive to meet fuel economy goals they had agreed upon with the Obama administration. 

The EPA has until April 1st, 2018 to decide whether the standards determined by the Obama Administration are appropriate or should be changed.  
 

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