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Scott Pruitt believes that the previous representatives of the US Executive “speculated about [environmental – editor’s note] standards, not backed by reality.” As reported TASS, he eventually came to the conclusion that the Obama administration “has set too high standards”.
Simultaneously with these statements, Scott Pruitt also criticized the authorities of California are in favor of tightening existing (supposedly too strict) standards. According to the administration of the state, it is necessary first of all to protect the environment.
He promised that the Agency entrusted to him to develop a new “national standard on greenhouse gas emissions, allowing the automotive industry to produce cars that people want [to buy] and can afford”. While it is unknown by what date will prepare new standards.
According to the head of the Federal Agency for environmental protection, the development of such a national standard, “meets the interests of America.” Scott Pruitt said the Federal government will work in this area “with all States, including California.”
However, the administration of California this statement was not appreciated. The state government has declared its readiness, if necessary, to challenge the decisions Scott Pruitt in court. In their opinion, the change of the norms is threatened not only by pollution in the country, but damage to the health of the U.S. population.
became known the best cars of America: winners of the contest “The North American Car and Truck Utility of the Year” announced at the Detroit auto show. In the first place in the car category were the Honda Accord sedan, the best crossover in North America was recognized as the Volvo XC60, and “gold” among large SUVs won a Lincoln Navigator.