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Biden steers away from Trump's disastrous automobile emissions standards

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26.08.2021

In today's hyper-polarized political climate, President Joe Biden's moderating instincts are often useful, as demonstrated by the infrastructure deal finally coming together in Congress. A half-loaf that is clearly better than nothing. But when it comes to putting out the raging wildfire that is climate change, it's more apt to paraphrase, of all people, Barry Goldwater: Moderation is no virtue.

So it's a relief that the Biden administration is returning to and ultimately exceeding the standards that the Obama administration set for the automobile industry ― albeit not quickly enough for some environmentalists ― after the Trump administration recklessly rolled them back. Perhaps more crucially, Biden's plan would accelerate the movement toward electric vehicles.

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