Rep. Darrell Issa.Photo: Gage SkidmoreCross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Last Friday, President Obama announced another historic clean car agreement, supported by car companies, the autoworkers union, environmental organizations, and states, that by 2025 will double new vehicles’ miles per gallon and cut their carbon pollution nearly in half.
Car owners will fill up half as often and save $3,000 over the life of the car. American families will save $80 billion a year at the pump and cut our national oil addiction by 2.2 million barrels per day. And we’ll create up to 150,000 new American jobs.
Rare good news for the planet, according to The New York Times. Everybody wins.
But not good enough for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He’s a climate skeptic and no friend of EPA or other federal health and safety agencies. And he’s not happy.
According to The Hill, Issa’s got “serious concerns.” So, he’s launched an investigation and fired off letters demanding that the automakers preserve al... Read more