Our forever President Barack Obama has been playing the back seat as Donald Trump has been singlehandedly undoing everything he worked hard to accomplish for eight years.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Trump administration weakened fuel economy standards which rolls back key Obama-era U.S. effort against climate change.
The new rule “comes from both the
Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation and
would allow automakers to ignore ambitious gas mileage and emissions
requirements put in place by the Obama administration in 2012,”
according to the New York Post.
“Before, automakers were required to produce fleets that would average 55 miles per gallon by 2025. The new Trump-era rule will bring that number down to 40 miles per gallon by 2026.”
Well it looks like Obama has seen enough and took to Twitter to drag Trump without actually naming him. “We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial,” Obama wrote on Tuesday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who looks like he’s going to be the Democratic presidential nominee, “has vowed to toughen fuel economy standards in order to ensure 100% of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be electrified,” the Post reports.
This seems like a scene straight out of Shonda Rhimes’ hit series, Scandal, starring Kerry Washington.