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Should the federal government create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions?

In recent months, the Trump administration has taken action to limit the federal government’s control over regulating the amount of pollution created by automobiles. Specifically, he sharply curtailed a policy created by President Obama which required automakers to increase the fuel efficiency of their cars in order to meet certain benchmarks in the coming years. Additionally, Trump’s new proposal would prevent individual states from setting their own pollution standards for automobiles.

Many environmental groups have come out in opposition to President Trump’s new policy, arguing that reducing the amount of pollution standards on cars will increase health problems and contribute to global warming. They also claim that the new plan, which would force states to meet one pollution standard set by the federal government, would be a violation of federalism and states’ rights. Those who support the new emission standards argue that Obama’s requirements were too stringent to reasonably expect compliance. This side claims that forcing car producers to innovate at such a rapid pace would significantly raise car costs and hurt consumers. They also claim that emission regulations is a federal issue that should have one set of standards, and states with deviating policies would cause significant problems with enforcement. What do you think? Should the federal government create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions?

Current Standings:
Yes: 56%
No: 43%
  • JJ from Pennsylvania

    Yes, We need to be thinking about the environment in today’s world. Considering the United States is one of the most influential Countries in the world, it is our duty to lead by example and lower our national greenhouse gas emissions. This decision should not be made at the state level, but at the national level of our government because the atmosphere and air in the United States effects us all the same way and does not differ from state to state. Consider Ohio as an example. Ohio is one of the worst polluting states in the county, and their bad air and pollutants channel into neighboring states and therefore it is a national problem. This is why there should be a national standard.

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    Yes, We need to be thinking about the environment in today’s world. Considering the United States is one of the most influential Countries in the worl…

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    • Samantha from Pennsylvania

      The United States should definitely set a federal standard for automobile emission. The air is far more polluted than ever on a national scale, and the federal government should try to regulate it as best as possible to protect the health of the public. State imposed regulations on emissions will not have much of a positive impact on the environment considering that some states may not find climate change to be a priority, they may not set any regulations leading to more pollution. Also, air pollution can travel so far past state lines where toxic emissions released into the air in Pennsylvania, for example, can spread to other states.

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      The United States should definitely set a federal standard for automobile emission. The air is far more polluted than ever on a national scale, and t…

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    • Ciera from Texas

      We all know about green house emissions and that they need to be reduced to protect our ozone layers. Now people have stated that we have many different types of cars that require different types of fuel. So, the solution is to find a fuel, one, that works for different cars and not new cars that work for one fuel. But, this fuel also has to be a more efficient fuel to solve the original problem of greenhouse gas emissions

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      We all know about green house emissions and that they need to be reduced to protect our ozone layers. Now people have stated that we have many differ…

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    • Weston from Utah

      I agree that we need to lower carbon emissions but I don’t think the federal government putting regulations on cars is going to solve anything. The private market will solve this issue better because that’s where all car innovations are taking place. When people want to reduce carbon emissions (which I think most people do) they will only buy cars that help acheive that. Take Tesla for example: they are very successful not only because their cars are cool, but people feel good buying them because of the carbon footprint it doesn’t leave. The government trying to regulate everything doesn’t help solve the problems. The government doesn’t create the new technologies to remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere, the market does. And by trying to regulate the car industry every business is discouraged to innovate for the consumer. Instead they are making sure they meet a government standard and that’s it. A free market will solve carbon emissions without the government trying to get involved.

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      I agree that we need to lower carbon emissions but I don’t think the federal government putting regulations on cars is going to solve anything. The pr…

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    • David from Mississippi

      Yes, it is important to have one across-the-board standard for automobile emissions. It just makes sense to have it. That way it is not a debate across state lines. It is a one and for all law. That would be much easier to enforce. All the states should have an input on the bill for one national standard for automobile emissions.

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      Yes, it is important to have one across-the-board standard for automobile emissions. It just makes sense to have it. That way it is not a debate acros…

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    • Annie from California

      It is important to reduce the green house gases in the environment. If pollution and global warming continues at the same rate, there won’t be any life left. The amount of exhaust in the air has contributed to health problems such as lung and respiratory disorders. The amount of pollution standards should not be lowered, instead it should be raised to prevent the decay of the world as we know it.

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      It is important to reduce the green house gases in the environment. If pollution and global warming continues at the same rate, there won’t be any lif…

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    • Brianna from Indiana

      No, I understand some regulations but not to the point where there is limited job growth in America. For example, the regulations have been lightened for our Steel workers and now it a growing economy. Instead of buying steel outside of America we now have growth again. To much government regulations cause harm to our economy. If we do not produce the products here at a resoneable cost, we go outside our country. This cuts job, harms our economy. I believe in job growth with some limited regulations to the environment.

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      No, I understand some regulations but not to the point where there is limited job growth in America. For example, the regulations have been lightened…

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    • Michael from Kentucky

      I do not think we need to reduce emissions to a lower limit because every vehicle is unique and serves a different purpose. A hybrid vehicle is used in a different way than a pickup truck this the need for a different set of standards.

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      I do not think we need to reduce emissions to a lower limit because every vehicle is unique and serves a different purpose. A hybrid vehicle is used i…

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  • Josh from Pennsylvania

    Yes. I believe the government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Pollution is an issue that affects the lives of everyone in our nation. Everyday, our climate gets a little warmer, as gases (such as the exhaust from our cars) are released into the atmosphere, degrading the ozone layer, which helps protect against the harmful rays of the sun. With Trump’s new proposal to freeze antipollution and fuel-efficiency standards for cars, our climate temperature is predicted to rise about 7 degrees Fahrenheit (according to the Washington Post). If our government made a reduced standard for car emissions, it would ensure that less pollution is sent into the atmosphere. President Trump’s weakening of pollution standards would only detriment our nation. An increased number of illness would occur as our air becomes smothered in chemicals brought about by air pollution. In turn, more people would die premature deaths due to these illnesses. In the end, Trump’s new proposal does literally nothing to help solve the issue of pollution in our society. If the government were to create a single, reduced standard for gases emitted by vehicles, it would at least bring us one step closer to a more environmentally friendly world.

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    Yes. I believe the government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Pollution is an issue that affects the lives of every…

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  • gabrielle from Kentucky

    Yes, I do believe the government should set regulations on automobile admissions. Although I do see that regulations set during Obama’s presidency were fast and tight they are needed at this time. Each year we experience more natural disasters, climate change, and water shortages than the year before. All of these events can be linked to pollution. Also by taking away states ability to set guidelines certain states will suffer greatly. California, for example, experienced thousands of wildfires due to its lack of water and dry climate. By setting guidelines on pollution as well as water use California is able to prevent some of these disasters. Also by creating cars that are fuel efficient we are able to feel the effects of fuel shortages a little less because are vehicles are made sticking to these guidelines. Our world has become so polluted that we have to do something different. Although these regulations may be annoying to car companies we have so much technology now that being eco friendly should be a priority in all that we do.

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    Yes, I do believe the government should set regulations on automobile admissions. Although I do see that regulations set during Obama’s presidency w…

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  • Katie from Kentucky

    Yes, the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. This is a federal issue and must be addressed by the federal government and not individual states. Different regulations for different states will affect the types of cars one can own in each state, and would make the prices of these cars higher which some people would not be able to afford. If there is a set standard nationwide, people will not have to worry about buying certain cars that release less emissions, especially if they are moving to a new state. Furthermore, this reduced standard would still be helping the environment, but would also make it easier on people and car companies nationwide.

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    Yes, the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. This is a federal issue and must be addressed by the f…

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  • Maria from Kentucky

    Yes, I believe the government should create a standard for automobile admissions. I think that if the government were to enforce this policy, cars would be made more efficiently and more eco-friendly. Pollution and global warming are becoming a major issue in our world today and we need to take any steps possible that will help preserve the planet and this automobile emission standard is one that should be taken seriously.

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    Yes, I believe the government should create a standard for automobile admissions. I think that if the government were to enforce this policy, cars wou…

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  • Ava from Kentucky

    I think the government should create a single, reduced standard for automotive emissions. The government needs to take action against automotive emission because it is polluting our world. Pollution is affecting the world as we know it. In the future, people will be living with the outcome of our pollution today. If the government can restrain pollution at the least bit it should. By creating a single, reduced standard for automotive emissions, the government would be creating a healthier environment for everyone. Even though this may be more expensive, the outcome would be saving people lives which is greater than any price tag.

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    I think the government should create a single, reduced standard for automotive emissions. The government needs to take action against automotive emiss…

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  • Claire from Kentucky

    As the government makes regulations for pollutants that are emitted from cars I believe that health problems caused by pollutants in the air will decrease, along with global warming. Pollutants in the air, especially those given off from cars, are very harmful to our bodies. These toxic emissions cause unnecessary problems to our bodies including breathing problems and toxins in our lungs. Regulations from the government can help curb rising health problems due to the air we breathe and the environment we live in. Also the global warming issue will decrease due to the fact that these regulations from the government should help to control what is being put into the air.

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    As the government makes regulations for pollutants that are emitted from cars I believe that health problems caused by pollutants in the air will decr…

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  • Kameron from Kentucky

    As the world races towards climate change, we should be at the forefront of the revolution to go green. The federal government should be able to set the BARE MINIMUM of emissions. Then, it should be up to the states to decide their individual needs after that. This will be a baby step in the reversal of climate change, but it must be done. Other countries will follow our precedent, making the world a better place. This allows for a check and balance of power between the federal and state government, and it still asserts that the federal government remains supreme.

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    As the world races towards climate change, we should be at the forefront of the revolution to go green. The federal government should be able to set t…

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  • Nathan from Kentucky

    Yes. The United States is a powerhouse throughout the world, and continues to be a very influential nation, so by creating a single reduced standard for car emissions. The left side’s view of electric cars and the reduction of gasoline usage is ridiculous. Consumers will still spend the same amount on electricity to power their mini priuses as they would for gas for their car.

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    Yes. The United States is a powerhouse throughout the world, and continues to be a very influential nation, so by creating a single reduced standard f…

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  • Cullen from Pennsylvania

    Climate change is a fact and we need to start realizing that. Even if climate change wasn’t a real thing, it is scientifically proven that carbon emissions are bad, no matter what. The emissions coming out of cars are awful for most life forms.

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    Climate change is a fact and we need to start realizing that. Even if climate change wasn’t a real thing, it is scientifically proven that carbon emis…

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  • Blake from Georgia

    The air quality is disgusting and our world is rotting, we need to make a change.

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  • Graceanne from Pennsylvania

    Yes, the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emission because global warming and air pollution have presented a severe threat to humans but also to nature and the environment, we live in. Overtime, these pollutants ruin our ozone layer, which is extremely important to preserve. I see this issue as an extremely important task for the federal government that needs to be taken care of quickly. If the government created a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions we would be taking a huge step to preventing environmental issues that could end up killing our world. We need to be extra cautious when making decisions that will affect generations to come. No one wants your kids to be living in intolerable conditions that could potentially shorten their life span. It is our job to protect our environment and preserve the quality of our air, among other thing, for generations to come. Our first step should be helping setting a single reduced standard for automobile emissions.

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    Yes, the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emission because global warming and air pollution have presented a…

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  • Olivia from Pennsylvania

    The federal government should be responsible for regulating the amount of pollution that is created through automobiles. The United States is the 2nd largest (China is 1st) in producing carbon dioxide and polluting the earth. China’s population is four times larger than the United States’, and its emissions are close to double in size. But the average American is still responsible for twice as much greenhouse gas pollution as a Chinese citizen. The U.S is responsible for 16% of the world’s carbon emissions (china is 28.6%), and 13.5% of the world’s coal consumption (china is 49.4%). According to the EPA, motor vehicles collectively cause 75 percent of carbon monoxide pollution in the U.S. Clearly, automobiles are responsible for a great amount of the pollution in the U.S. Since cars travel throughout the country, and between states, this regulation falls under the commerce clause in the constitution. This means that the government is therefore responsible for regulations the amount of pollution that is created through automobiles. Without major reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2, up to three in four people will face the threat of dying from heat by 2100. However, even with reductions, one in two people at the end of the century will likely face at least 20 days when extreme heat can kill, according to the analysis, published in Nature Climate Change. The government must start putting the people first rather than business. Otherwise, we will perish.

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    The federal government should be responsible for regulating the amount of pollution that is created through automobiles. The United States is the 2nd …

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  • David from Pennsylvania

    Auto emissions should be federally regulated since Over arching federal regulations can be mandated in a more efficient manner than when things are left up to the individual states. Auto emissions are also an interstate issue since the atmosphere is not sectioned by state, meaning emissions from one state can carry over to another. It is also a federal issue since cars travel across state lines frequently and are sold in different states, so requiring car manufacturers to adapt to each states law would cause redundancy and impracticality. 

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    Auto emissions should be federally regulated since Over arching federal regulations can be mandated in a more efficient manner than when things are le…

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  • Jane from Pennsylvania

    Yes, the government should create a reduced standard for auto emissions in order to protect the environment, as well as people. This emission standard should be nationwide, that way all states will have the same requirements. If the emission level varied between states, car companies might be able to avoid the new law by manufacturing in a state with a lenient standard. Although it may seem like a troublesome and an insignificant change to lower emissions, if every car in the country emits less pollution, this would make such a great cumulative difference to the planet. Maybe Obama’s standards were too difficult for car companies to reach in a short amount of time, but these standards can be slightly altered, giving the companies more time to prepare and still saving the earth. Everyone shares this planet which is why it is so important to protect earth from pollution and if reducing car emissions achieves this goal, then, it would be counter intuitive to not have stricter standards.

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    Yes, the government should create a reduced standard for auto emissions in order to protect the environment, as well as people. This emission standard…

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  • Kelly from Pennsylvania

    Yes, we do need one single standard for emissions. This decision is on the national level because pollution in our atmosphere covers more than just one state. Pollution does not stay within a single state, so if one state is trying to reduce emission, they can still be affected by emissions from neighboring states. Pollution travels across states lines, and so do cars, therefore, making this a national issue. However, I don’t believe we should reduce the standards on emissions. Emissions from our cars are putting more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This carbon dioxide builds up to hurt OUR environment. If we don’t do something soon, our environment will not be livable for our future generations. One of the easiest ways to restore the environment and our atmosphere is to make cars more efficient. By restricting the amount of emissions every car can release, car companies will be forced to produce more efficient cars. Then consumers won’t have the choice of buying cars that release so much carbon dioxide in the environment. Most consumers aren’t concerned with the efficiency of their car, so the government has to care and take action to make up for them. By creating a single standard that restricts emissions, we will be one step closer to preserving our environment for our kids and the generations to come.

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    Yes, we do need one single standard for emissions. This decision is on the national level because pollution in our atmosphere covers more than just on…

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  • Kaitlyn from Pennsylvania

    I believe that the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Because more cars are being made and there are more people to drive them, automobile emissions have gone up a ton in the past 40 years. This pollution is causing many people to die prematurely and because the rules are becoming for lienant, more people will die. The new rules are not only causing more pollution, they are taking away states, like California, rights away. The Trump administration’s rules are being said to help escalate the effects of global warming, which is not a good thing. By having a standard for reduced emissions, we would be saving lives and helping stop the effects of global warming. We were heading in the right direction with Obama’s policy, the government should go back to that by setting this standard.

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    I believe that the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Because more cars are being made and there ar…

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  • Hanna from Pennsylvania

    Climate change is a serious issue and with enough talking, there needs to be action. On the opposing side of this argument, I see that people are claiming companies are giving off a huge percentage in air pollution rather than cars, but baby steps are needed in helping with the environment that surround us each and everyday. This issue should be dealt on a federal level, not on a state level, otherwise we are going to continue hurting not only ourselves, but all the other living organisms that we see day-to-day. We need to be more eco-friendly, which is why I support the idea of the federal government enforcing a single, reduced standard for automobiles because mobile sources are also contributing to dirty air and global warming.

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    Climate change is a serious issue and with enough talking, there needs to be action. On the opposing side of this argument, I see that people are clai…

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  • Matthew from Utah

    We need to limit pollution on the air because we need to protect the environment. If there is no limit on emitions set by the government then global warming will continue to happen affecting the plants and animals and us. The pollution can also cause dirty air giving people breathing problems and affecting certain groups of people badly.

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    We need to limit pollution on the air because we need to protect the environment. If there is no limit on emitions set by the government then global w…

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  • Nicole from California

    Across the board standards should be established. My concern is that lobbyist control Washington DC so who will really be making the standards – the politicians or manufacturers?

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  • Kamille from New Hampshire

    We must stand up to fight for our environment, before it is too late! It is sad to see that our own president has no regard for the planet he lives on. The carbon emissions debate has been going on forever, but has never came to a conclusion. With technology advancing and populations growing, the earth is getting sicker at a much quicker rate. A small thing we can do, is reduce how much emissions are going into the atmosphere. It is detrimental to the environment, as well as children. A lot of people do not care or want to bring about change for earth and animals, but when other humans are dying, I would expect people to stand up for it. We are too smart for this! Cars that are bad for the environment should not be on the rode, it is time to have vehicles be more fuel efficient, which will be achieved by raising car emission standards. According to the EPA cars cause 75% of the carbon monoxide pollution in the United States. The harmful gas binds with hemoglobin, found in blood, causing an increase of poisonous gas in the lungs, which can lead to heart attacks and death. It is time for humans to wake up and stand up for the planet they live on, because when it is gone, they are the ones who will be living in a pollutant filled world.

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    We must stand up to fight for our environment, before it is too late! It is sad to see that our own president has no regard for the planet he lives on…

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  • Keenan from Oregon

    Yes, it is extremely important that we limit the the progression of climate change, one major factor of which is carbon emissions, and while individual people do play a rule in the rate of emissions, the overwhelming majority of carbon in the atmosphere comes from big companies, like car companies.

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    Yes, it is extremely important that we limit the the progression of climate change, one major factor of which is carbon emissions, and while individua…

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  • Liam from Illinois

    There should definitely be a minimum standard, provided that it allows for states to have more stringent standards if they’d like. With global warming and air pollution both being major threats to human life and safety, I firmly see emissions regulation as a duty of the federal government that I feel currently they are shirking.

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    There should definitely be a minimum standard, provided that it allows for states to have more stringent standards if they’d like. With global warming…

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  • Angelina from Pennsylvania

    The federal government tends to overlook serious extraneous environmental issues. In turn, I support the idea of the federal government creating and enforcing a single auto emission standard for automobiles. Ratifying this would establish a step in the right direction in terms of climate control and pollution. This will create a safer and cleaner environment, which at the midst of the significant pollution problem, we desperately need. We need to be consciously aware of how our decisions impact the environment and what we as a nation can do to reverse the previous damage. Enforcing a single auto emission standard for automobiles can be the first step towards salvaging our environment.

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    The federal government tends to overlook serious extraneous environmental issues. In turn, I support the idea of the federal government creating and e…

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  • Taylor from Nebraska

    Our safety is very important. Not only do emissions spread throughout the air and cause heath problems, they also can harm the ozone layer overtime.

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  • Mike from Michigan

    Yes, Because if we keep making a mess of our environment our children will be living in basically a nuclear and/or toxic wasteland

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  • Erik from Virginia

    making such a change would reduce pollution and damage to the ozone layer, having significant impacts on the earths ecosystem and plant and animal population.

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  • darwin from New Jersey

    The government in America should start giving an example to the rest of the world leaders. India is becoming eco-friendly as well as Russia, we need to protect the world we live in and not harm it. Overall, we are in a very modern time so in my opinion, this is achievable to do all around the world.

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    The government in America should start giving an example to the rest of the world leaders. India is becoming eco-friendly as well as Russia, we need t…

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  • Jesse from Kentucky

    I believe that the government should have some control over the pollution coming from our vehicles. Pollution is very damaging to the environment and have a bad impact on our health too. I don’t think President Trump was right in reducing the control the United States government has on automobile pollution. The United States should be the country that addresses this problem and influences change. All of the healthiest places in the world have little to no pollution and are already solving this worldwide issue. However, the United States has struggled to adapt, and President Trump’s proposal could take us another step back. President Obama’s efforts towards a cleaner planet could easily be ruined if we, as a country, don’t continue with these healthy practices. Making change will be a group effort, but it has to begin with laws or guidelines that get everyone involved.

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    I believe that the government should have some control over the pollution coming from our vehicles. Pollution is very damaging to the environment and …

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  • Brendan from Pennsylvania

    I think the government should set regulations on automobile emissions and creating a single resource could reduce that. Climate change is only one of the many harmful changes that are happening all around us in our environment. Earth, as of now, is the only place we have to live and slowing the process of destroying might be a good idea. If we made a single solution there are problems that can come with it. But, as a whole, we will be able to overcome these problems and in the end we save our world for just a little while longer. Our pollution is already at a ridiculous level, it’s time for change and this is a good place to start.

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    I think the government should set regulations on automobile emissions and creating a single resource could reduce that. Climate change is only one of …

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  • sara from Pennsylvania

    According to the Environmental Defense Fund, “Automobile emissions release approximately 333 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, which is 20 percent of the world’s total”. I truly believe many American’s underestimate the impact of pollution and the harmful substances our vehicles produce.  The amount of greenhouse and poisonous gases released into the atmosphere endangers the environment and causes severe health effects in humans. Creating a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions would benefit our ecosystem and help put an end to world wide concerns such as global warming and public health. It is time to make a change in our nation before it is too late. We must take care of our home we call Earth, and give our future relatives the healthy environment they deserve. 

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    According to the Environmental Defense Fund, “Automobile emissions release approximately 333 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annu…

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  • emily from Pennsylvania

    Yes, I believe the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Pollution is a big issue in today’s times and needs to be addressed by the government in a way that responsibly deals with the problem. Creating this policy would not only decrease premature deaths related to pollution and fuel-efficiency and health related issues like lung and respiratory diseases, it would also create a precedence of creating policies to improve our environment. By making this policy to improve air quality and decrease pollution, policies like these become more acceptable and expected which would lead to more regulations and policies in place for decreasing global warming and pollution.

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    Yes, I believe the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Pollution is a big issue in today’s times and…

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  • Bella from Kentucky

    Yes, I think the government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. I believe that if this policy does in fact happen then it would be better as a whole for our environment. With the HUGE pollution problem in our world right now, we need to do this in order to take a step closer to resolving this terrible issue.

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    Yes, I think the government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. I believe that if this policy does in fact happen then …

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  • rachel from Kentucky

    Yes, they should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions because it will reduce the problems with global warming and pollution. It will also give all kinds of cars equality. Instead of having small cars produce less, and semi’s produce more, everything will be the same amount and save our environment from pollution.

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  • Alex from Kentucky

    By regulating the emissions of automobiles, you are creating a cleaner environment for the world. This will reduce global warming, create cleaner air, and overall pollution will go down tremendously. Car’s are becoming very more efficient, so I do not think regulating will be a problem. This will make our world cleaner and overall a happier place.

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    By regulating the emissions of automobiles, you are creating a cleaner environment for the world. This will reduce global warming, create cleaner air,…

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  • Ben from Kentucky

    I feel like the environment is extremely important and I do feel like the government should do something about it, however a single reduced standard i feel like we need a maximum of 5 to cover different cars and different types of transport.

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    I feel like the environment is extremely important and I do feel like the government should do something about it, however a single reduced standard i…

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  • Ryan from Pennsylvania

    If are society depends on the use of automobiles, it only makes sense to limit the harm they have on people, both directly (through air pollution) and indirectly (through global warming). Setting a reasonable standard would help achieve this goal.

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    If are society depends on the use of automobiles, it only makes sense to limit the harm they have on people, both directly (through air pollution) and…

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  • Thomas from Kentucky

    Yes, the government should start to do something about the pollution problems caused in the United States. It is important that we keep down the temperature of the atmosphere and help prevent global warming, along with using electronic cars to keep pollution down.

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    Yes, the government should start to do something about the pollution problems caused in the United States. It is important that we keep down the tempe…

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  • Annie from New York

    Today, we should be more consciously aware of how our decisions will impact the environment considering how rampant global warming has been. Having a single reduced standard for automobile emission will allow for less room for argument. In order for any country to make a lasting impact to reduce carbon emissions is to make a standard set of rules to work towards a common goal. If states scattered across the country decide to work towards a safer long lasting environment and others do not, there will be no significant progress. While America is a free market and manufacturers and car dealers should be able to do things at their own will, having regulations and standards will not take that away. In a world with no environmental problems and drastic climate changes, this should up for debate but since that is not the case, the preservation of the Earth should not be in question.

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    Today, we should be more consciously aware of how our decisions will impact the environment considering how rampant global warming has been. Having a …

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  • Sarah from Pennsylvania

    Climate change is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with now, and the government enforcing a single auto emission standard for automobiles, could be the first step to reducing the effects that climate change has on the world. I understand that companies and corporations create a large percentage of pollution given off by the United States, but cars also create pollutants. Many people in the United States have cars, and they use them multiple times a day. Families and sometimes individuals have more than one car. Such activities create substantial amounts of pollutants in our environment. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) vehicles are responsible for producing more than fifty percent of the total emissions inventory in the United States. Car emissions may not be the sole cause of climate change, but they are contributing factors. Limiting the percentage of them in our environment would help reduce their immediate and long-term effects on earth. It would also create a better future for us and generations to come.

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  • Julia from Ohio

    With climate change as an every growing issue in our society today, I think it is important for the governemnt to create a single, reduced standard for automotive emissions. While the Obama administrations’ regulations may have been strict and unforseen, our planet is in danger and we must not ignore that fact. We only have a short amount of time to start making a difference before it becomes too late. We need to take care of the planet that takes care of us.

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    With climate change as an every growing issue in our society today, I think it is important for the governemnt to create a single, reduced standard fo…

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  • Hannah from Kentucky

    A single reduced standard to emissions in a vehicle would help the environment by reducing the amount of pollution in the air. However, a single reduced amount, effective immediately, wouldn’t be as efficient. The government should create a single reduced amount but allow for companies to slowly advance in technology and efficiency to eventually reach that point within a certain time constraint. Eventually as the companies work to be more efficient and reduce pollution, new innovations will be made that could not only help the automobile industry but possibly other factory-type industries. Furthermore, this reduced amount will force the companies to work hard in order to create new processes to save money. Therefore, a set amount of automobile emission will be good for the environment and innovations in this industry as long as there is a reasonable amount of time given to reach that mark.

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    A single reduced standard to emissions in a vehicle would help the environment by reducing the amount of pollution in the air. However, a single reduc…

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  • Adelaide from Kentucky

    Yes, I think that the government should be able to regulate the standard for automobile emissions. This could help out nation as a whole and it helps us strep forward in attempts to have a healthier environment. If Trump had the rules already in place, our Nation could come together and work on the pollution control of our environment. I believe the United States needs to get more involved in protecting our planet, and I think by having Trump implement laws, it would help immensely. Many other countries look to our nation and if we implement these rules, every country could work together to help our planet.

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    Yes, I think that the government should be able to regulate the standard for automobile emissions. This could help out nation as a whole and it helps …

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  • haydon from District Of Columbia

    yes. This should be a federal decision that sets a standard for the amount of emission cars are allowed to have. We are slowly decreasing the world we live on’s resources and slowly contributing to climate change. Setting a lower standard for all states would enforce a standard that must be met by all cars, including bigger trucks, to cause less emission. If there is one standard than certain states, won’t disagree and have a very large or very small amount allowed. This would cause every state to emit the same amount.

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    yes. This should be a federal decision that sets a standard for the amount of emission cars are allowed to have. We are slowly decreasing the world we…

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  • Pat from Kentucky

    Yes, I believe that the government should create one standard emissions requirement. By allowing for different emissions rates depending on the vehicle type, the government is making a very simple fix overcomplicated. It is obvious that we need to continue to work towards keeping the earth clean, but going through all this extra work is not beneficial to the government or the companies involved. One flat rate would save time and save the ecosystem here on Earth.

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    Yes, I believe that the government should create one standard emissions requirement. By allowing for different emissions rates depending on the vehic…

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  • Sam from Kentucky

    Yes, as time moves forward we need to be more concerned about our environment. Global warming has been a phenomenon in the talks of our leaders for many years, and our high emissions from diesel trucks has only made our problem worse. Reducing emissions rates across the board would create a much healthier environment for years to come, and create a great landscape for our next generation. Let’s make our ozone layer great again!

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    Yes, as time moves forward we need to be more concerned about our environment. Global warming has been a phenomenon in the talks of our leaders for ma…

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  • sandee from Pennsylvania

    Yes, the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emission because it is the citizen’s duty to set an example for others and to lower our national greenhouse gas emissions. Pollution has always been a problem; however, more than ever, it has become more prominent. This concerns people with health problems such as lung and respiratory disorders because if global warming and pollution continues at its current rate, then there won’t be much life left. If the government took away the ability for states to set restrictions, the people would would suffer greatly. If the government were to issue regulations on automobile emissions, then the cars would be made more efficiently and become more eco-friendly.

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    Yes, the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emission because it is the citizen’s duty to set an example for ot…

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  • Kristen from Arizona

    I believe it is very important to focus on pollution and the environment. We need to keep the environment as clean as we can to keep humans and animals healthy. By having pollution in the air, it causes health issues and a lot of people are dying. What happen to Life, Liberty, and the Pursue of Happiness. We need to focus on peoples health.

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    I believe it is very important to focus on pollution and the environment. We need to keep the environment as clean as we can to keep humans and anima…

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  • Stuart from Pennsylvania

    I think the federal government has little to lose from making an emissions standard. Without regulation, car manufacturers will gladly make cars as bad for the environment as is necessary to produce them cheaply, and a regulation holds them accountable for the pollution their cars admit. Though it is a strong point that most carbon emissions are made by only a few dozen corporations, that does not mean that setting federal standards for car emissions is a waste of time in the slightest. Decreasing carbon emissions by only a few percent would be very significant, and there is nothing about this regulation that prevents us from tackling those corporations as well. I think it’s possible to find a standard that won’t push all car manufacturers out of the country while also helping our environment.

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    I think the federal government has little to lose from making an emissions standard. Without regulation, car manufacturers will gladly make cars as ba…

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  • Zach from Pennsylvania

    While many emissions are not mostly from cars, every little step towards making a clean and safe environment and cleaning the air should be taken. The regulation of car emissions can take a stab at the corporations who release the most pollutants into the air to threaten to take measures to clean their waste products and to clear our air.

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    While many emissions are not mostly from cars, every little step towards making a clean and safe environment and cleaning the air should be taken. The…

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  • Hailey from Kentucky

    With Obama’s past ordinance, some argue that there were too stringent to be followed wholly; however, if this standard is forgotten, then the automotive companies will be able to create a car that is marginally inexpensive but detrimental for the environment to attract cost-effective consumers. The environment is in rapid decay aside from solely car emissions as large, industrious factories produce a significant amount of the total pollution too. The federal government’s regulation of automotive pollution could lead way to additional initiatives that could reduce other forms of pollutive emissions, which could evoke a new wave of change to promote environmental conservation and protection immensely.

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    With Obama’s past ordinance, some argue that there were too stringent to be followed wholly; however, if this standard is forgotten, then the automoti…

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  • Jonah from Kentucky

    The government should create a standard for automotive emissions. Doing so would cause the nation’s polution to drop tremendously. Automobiles are one of the leading causes of the pollution problem in America. If there is a standard, the government would be able to control the amount of pollution in our environment. Since automobiles are needed in the United States, the issue cannot be resolved completely, but it can be limited. With new and improved technology to limit pollution, such as a particulate filter, automobile emission rates are already dropping. In order to take the next step, however, these new technological advances should be mandatory in new automobile models.

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    The government should create a standard for automotive emissions. Doing so would cause the nation’s polution to drop tremendously. Automobiles are one…

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  • Natalie from Kentucky

    The government should make the automobile emissions standards the same for all car companies. This will make it a lot easier for car manufacturers to follow these regulations. As well as making them easier to enforce because if it is a clear-cut rule it will be a lot harder for car companies to fight back if they are guilty of not meeting those standards.

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    The government should make the automobile emissions standards the same for all car companies. This will make it a lot easier for car manufacturers to …

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  • Kayla from Kentucky

    Yes, I think the government should be able to regulate the standard for automobile emissions because this could be one of the first actions to take a large stride toward a healthier environment. While states could regulate this standard on their own, the change would be more effective if the nation participated as a whole. If Trump maintained the rules already in place and continued to develop their details, then the United States could make a statement on our fight to preserve our beautiful planet. Also, since the USA is an influential country, other countries may exemplify the same regulations, so an international union could join to stop pollution throughout the world.

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    Yes, I think the government should be able to regulate the standard for automobile emissions because this could be one of the first actions to take a …

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  • Noah from Kentucky

    Federal regulations are a necessity to check the power of free enterprise. While saying that, free enterprise should have significantly more power than the federal government, but unlimited, unchecked power is detrimental to the american people. A standard for emissions creates a benchmark that no automobile manufacturer can break. Some automobile manufacturers may create efficient cars in order to raise revenue, but this benchmark would check the power of free enterprise to damage the american people in the name of profits.

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  • Savannah from Virginia

    Yes, there should be a national standard for automobile emissions because of the effects CO2 from cars has on the environment. The United States needs to do more about saving our planet, and laws restricting these emissions will aid in that cause. For example, North Carolina has been titled the “Hog Capital of the World” due to its overwhelming amount of pigs averaging approximately 10 million hogs in one state. These hogs release high levels of NOx gases, CO2, NH3, CH4, and CO. Through this example, we can see that leaving this problem unattended will result in the deterioration of our environment.

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    Yes, there should be a national standard for automobile emissions because of the effects CO2 from cars has on the environment. The United States needs…

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  • Lance from Pennsylvania

    Yes, I think the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Looking at the U.S. as a whole, I don’t see the sense in having the automobiles emissions laws vary from state to state. If every state has a different automobile emissions policy, then certain states would cause more environmental pollution than others. Also, it could create disagreement when one state has a set view on the matter and then a different state has a completely different view. If all states have one set standard for automobile emissions, I feel it would be the best way to limit the amount of environmental pollution and create a unified agreement.

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    • Matthew from Pennsylvania

      I believe that there must be a national standard to reduce automobile emissions in every state. Every state should have the same law regarding the emissions to allow cars travelling across the country to maintain the same standard. In states with more stringent emissions laws, automobile travel from a more relaxed state could wreak havoc on the air quality. This also effects the buying and selling of cars in which the cars must be modified repeatedly to ensure that they comply with the emissions laws of each state they are sold into. This makes a single law much easier and much more profitable for American car dealers and manufacturers. With the interstate sale of automobiles being a potential issue, the law in question may fall under the Commerce Clause, thoroughly placing it under federal control. It is in the best interest for both businesses and the environment to make automobile emissions a national issue as implied in the Constitution.

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      I believe that there must be a national standard to reduce automobile emissions in every state. Every state should have the same law regarding the emi…

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  • Kaleigh from California

    Yes, because the entire country needs to be mindful of the dangers to the environment, and everyone needs to be held accountable for global warming. If half of our country is evironmentally mindful and the other half isn’t, that reflects badly on who we are as a country and who our leaders are.

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    Yes, because the entire country needs to be mindful of the dangers to the environment, and everyone needs to be held accountable for global warming. …

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  • Joy from California

    Yes, because according to the recent UN report, we only have 12 years before we reach a point where we can’t fix our environment. So, in order to ensure there is a uniform standard, the federal government should issue a minimum requirement for limiting exhaust. Once this is done, states can lower the acceptable amount in there state, however because climate change effects the whole country,and the whole world, the government needs to take action and protect the interest’s of future generations.

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    Yes, because according to the recent UN report, we only have 12 years before we reach a point where we can’t fix our environment. So, in order to ensu…

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  • sue from California

    In order to protect the environment, the federal government should create a standard where everybody follows. Instead, the single standard will be able to introduce a basic level where people will be able to support the environment from further destruction.

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    In order to protect the environment, the federal government should create a standard where everybody follows. Instead, the single standard will be abl…

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  • Jill from California

    The federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions because it is a federal issue that should have one set of standards.

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  • Maya from California

    This is a national issue because Global Warming affects everyone everywhere in the US and the world. The exhaust emitted from cars contributes greatly to the poor air quality and the deteriorating atmosphere.

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    This is a national issue because Global Warming affects everyone everywhere in the US and the world. The exhaust emitted from cars contributes greatly…

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  • Margarita from California

    The United States is one of the most developed countries in the world. Society today needs to be more careful with gas emissions as our world is dying at a faster rate than we expect.

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    The United States is one of the most developed countries in the world. Society today needs to be more careful with gas emissions as our world is dying…

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  • Raven from Alaska

    I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times before, but the world is dying. Whether or not vehicle emission is a huge problem or not, it’s still a problem. “A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.” ( https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle ) That is one vehicle in one year. There are 314 million people in the United States in 2012 alone. In 2012, there was about one car per two people in America. That means 157,000,000 (one hundred fifty-seven million) cars. If each one of those vehicles were a typical passenger vehicle, that would be 722,200,000 (seven hundred twenty-two million two hundred thousand) metric tons of carbon dioxide in one year alone (without any state specific restrictions). That doesn’t feel like such a small problem, now that it’s all laid out.

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    I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times before, but the world is dying. Whether or not vehicle emission is a huge problem or not, it’s still a prob…

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  • Evelyn from Michigan

    The United States must create a single reduced standard for automobile emissions because they must think of implications for future citizens as well as citizens of other countries. We only get one Earth, so we must protect it as well as we can. As a relatively wealthy country, the United States has both the ability and the duty to reduce automobile emissions. Additionally, a statewide program would be ineffective because pollution from other states would affect everyone. Rising automobile emissions is a national issue, so it must have a national solution. The best solution is a single reduced standard.

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  • artchard from Florida

    Yes; even though i am not completely eduacated on the matter. We have to do as much as possible to protect our home.

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  • Adam from Missouri

    A unified emissions standard will reduce inefficiency and inconsistency. Rather than having conflicting or redundant standards unique to each state, one standard will allow all citizens to be compliant and actively care for the environment. This will reduce waste and red tape, by cutting costs needed to enforce by individual locale. Larger urban areas will need a different regulation than that of rural or suburban areas.

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  • Samantha from Arizona

    If not properly regulated, automobile emissions could continue to hurt our environment. We must do our part to curb the effects of global warming while we still have the ability to.

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    If not properly regulated, automobile emissions could continue to hurt our environment. We must do our part to curb the effects of global warming whil…

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  • Miguel from California

    We should definitely add something like this because people need to protect the environment in order to continue living the life we want, without a downfall in the economy and our country

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    We should definitely add something like this because people need to protect the environment in order to continue living the life we want, without a do…

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  • Paulina from California

    Yes, we need to be aware of our surroundings and the environment in the twenty-first century. Although it is making car dealerships meet standards at a quick pace, if we don’t do something about this fast then even more damage could come to our Earth than we have already brought upon it.

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    Yes, we need to be aware of our surroundings and the environment in the twenty-first century. Although it is making car dealerships meet standards at…

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  • Ethan from Tennessee

    yes because it would make transporting cars into other states easier because there would only be one emissions standard.

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  • Justin from Pennsylvania

    I believe that regulating the automotive emissions of cars is a good idea because even though cars are not the only cause of pollution’s in today’s world, it is still bringing down the amount of pollution in today’s world, and that should ultimately be the goal for everyone in this world.

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    I believe that regulating the automotive emissions of cars is a good idea because even though cars are not the only cause of pollution’s in today’s wo…

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  • Alexis from Pennsylvania

    Trump is making our country better for everyone and everything, so what ever he does is right.

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  • Jacob from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump because it would be best for all of the states to meet one set of requirements for reducing pollution. President Obama’s policies were too strict, and will cause the prices of cars to increase dramatically. President Trump’s policy will cause less pollution and the prices of cars will not increase. All in all, Trump’s policy will help the US much more than if we keep Obama’s policies.

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    I agree with President Trump because it would be best for all of the states to meet one set of requirements for reducing pollution. President Obama’s …

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  • harvey from Pennsylvania

    i voted yes because the middle and lower class citizens can not afford the newer cars because the price has been jacked up because they are trying to make the cars more fuel efficient. i think if their is a new standers the new cars would be cheaper and more fuel efficient then the cars we can afford now.

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    i voted yes because the middle and lower class citizens can not afford the newer cars because the price has been jacked up because they are trying to …

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  • Cassidy from Pennsylvania

    I think it would be best for the Federal Government to create a single set of standards for reducing pollution. If all states had the same standard then the amount of air pollution resulting from automobiles would be greatly reduced and steady. This would not increase health problems but decrease them due to the fact people would not be breathing in as many harmful fuel pollution. Trumps new set standard would greatly improve the environmental conditions.

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    I think it would be best for the Federal Government to create a single set of standards for reducing pollution. If all states had the same standard th…

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  • Caleb from Pennsylvania

    I think that the regulations set by President Obama were ridiculously strict. Under his rule, thousands of dollars were being wasted by car manufacturers to try and change their standards to meet the standards set by Obama. Therefore jacking up the prices for the consumer. A middle class person will have a hard time affording these expensive cars. Under President Trump cars would cost less making them affordable for the middle class citizens.

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    I think that the regulations set by President Obama were ridiculously strict. Under his rule, thousands of dollars were being wasted by car manufactur…

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  • Raylene from Pennsylvania

    I believe that there should only be one standard to reduce the automotive emissions, for all of the pollution in the world cars is not the only cause of pollution. There’s many other causes of pollution which one being factories. I feel having only one standard would lower the prices of automobiles too and would bring down the pollution rate.

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    I believe that there should only be one standard to reduce the automotive emissions, for all of the pollution in the world cars is not the only cause …

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  • Gerard from Pennsylvania

    I believe that the government needs to stop meddling in the affairs of the consumer. If a car company wants to have a car that emits toxic fumes into the air, that’s their choice. Its also the choice of the consumer to buy such a vehicle. It is our choice if we want to secrete gases into the atmosphere that will bring about our imminent doom, and as a free American, I think that is beautiful.

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    I believe that the government needs to stop meddling in the affairs of the consumer. If a car company wants to have a car that emits toxic fumes into …

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  • Mary Lou from Pennsylvania

    If the government created standards car companies had to go by that had to do with environmental emissions the benefits would be valuable. For example, The air would become better for us to breathe, pollution would be lower and we wouldn’t have to worry about all the hazardous things we are breathing, eating, or even touching on a daily basis as much as we do now. Also if they make cars more eco-friendly we can conserve many things not only with vehicles but with others consumer products that we use on a daily basis. I think this could help us in numerous ways.

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    If the government created standards car companies had to go by that had to do with environmental emissions the benefits would be valuable. For example…

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  • Kimberly from Pennsylvania

    I believe that there should be a single automobile emission rate. It would benefit the environment a lot. However, I believe that there should be a way for the population to still drive and do everything as they currently do, but be environmentally friendly about it.

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    I believe that there should be a single automobile emission rate. It would benefit the environment a lot. However, I believe that there should be a wa…

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  • Jessica from Pennsylvania

    I think yes because if it was not a good thing Trump would not be doing it because he is just trying to make it a better place.

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  • Joshua from Georgia

    if the government made cars have to be more environmentally friendly, then car people wouldn’t be able to do their hobbies as well, instead what the government should do is try to make it more appealing to buy environmentally friendly cars so people would buy them so that they can lower pollution a little and not keep people from doing their hobbies.

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    if the government made cars have to be more environmentally friendly, then car people wouldn’t be able to do their hobbies as well, instead what the g…

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  • Riley from Illinois

    yes one standard emission standard for the country wuld work perfectly and it would allow automakers to generate more money and possibly bring down the price of automobiles which will help the country

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    yes one standard emission standard for the country wuld work perfectly and it would allow automakers to generate more money and possibly bring down th…

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  • Brooke from Pennsylvania

    I believe that there should be one single standard to reduce automotive admission because the pollution from cars is not the only thing causing pollution. Obama’s plan would cause car prices to rise in the years to come, and this increase would hurt the car buyers because we would be paying more for the car companies to make vehicles that were set to those standards. Trump’s plan would have one single standard making prices lower and we would still have lower pollution rates.

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    I believe that there should be one single standard to reduce automotive admission because the pollution from cars is not the only thing causing pollut…

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  • Emilee from Pennsylvania

    Prices of cars would go up if there was a more strict policy of automobile emissions .

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  • David from Pennsylvania

    SHOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CREATE A SINGLE, REDUCED STANDARD FOR AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS?
    I think the Federal Government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions.I believe it is the Federal Government’s responsibility to take charge and set a single and reduced standard for automobile emissions before we put this world in a position that it will not be able to recover from.
    The process of reducing automobile emissions in the end will make the cars more expensive for Americans to buy all across this country, but I would rather be forced to buy a more expensive car than live in a world that is destroyed because of actions that were not taken.

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  • Collin from Pennsylvania

    Although Trump is wanting to get rid of this policy already state in place via Obama, Trump’s policy is easier on manufacturers as they don’t need to change the fuel efficiency each build, and this would be less costly for consumers buying the cars. There are many more things that are destroying the environment and building pollution that can be worked on.

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    Although Trump is wanting to get rid of this policy already state in place via Obama, Trump’s policy is easier on manufacturers as they don’t need to …

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  • Colton from Pennsylvania

    I agree with Trump Because the regulation was strict and cars are not the only thing giving of pollution. There are plenty of factories and even home essentials like furnaces give off pollution. So if we are going to be strict about cars we need to be strict or tighten up on factories and fixing home essentials so they don’t give so much pollution. So agreeing with Trump to make regulations less strict there will still be less pollution but still have standards the car manufactures have to meet.

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    I agree with Trump Because the regulation was strict and cars are not the only thing giving of pollution. There are plenty of factories and even home …

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  • Brent from Pennsylvania

    Yes i believe we should create one single reduced standard for regulating fuel efficiency for car company’s. Obama’s rules were to strict making the cost of cars to increase. The increase of car prices does not affect the car companies it affects the buyers making us pay more since the company’s have the pay more to build cars that were up to standards. With Trumps single reduce standards it will reduce car prices while keeping car pollution low.

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    Yes i believe we should create one single reduced standard for regulating fuel efficiency for car company’s. Obama’s rules were to strict making the c…

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  • Thomas from Pennsylvania

    I think that we should follow trumps idea and that everyone should go to one thing even though it might increase air pollution but it could be done, but through time trump might change. or we could all go back to walking and horse-buggy then that could change the air pollution problem, global warning, and the use of material, could be cut back.

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    I think that we should follow trumps idea and that everyone should go to one thing even though it might increase air pollution but it could be done, b…

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  • Shane from Pennsylvania

    I think if we have a Nation wide rule then at the rate that cars evolve will be more efficient because how they’re made won’t change by the state.

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  • avery from Pennsylvania

    Yes I do think the government should make one rule because cars are always evolving and constantly improving the cars will cost a little more but we will have a better environment

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  • Brooke from Pennsylvania

    I think yes because, it may be more money to bye the new cars, but it will be way better for the environment. I think this because there are already many other things in the world polluting the air. If we can stop at least one thing from polluting the air, I feel that this is a great idea.

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    I think yes because, it may be more money to bye the new cars, but it will be way better for the environment. I think this because there are already …

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  • Corie from Pennsylvania

    Trump is doing everything in his power to make America a safer place.

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  • Shea from California

    We should be more considerate to how much pollution and harmful by products are being released because of auto mobiles

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  • Yana from Minnesota

    The market has been given years to reduce emissions and has failed to do so effectively on a large enough scale. Having watched what climate change is doing to the world around us, I am left in shock listening to people argue that it would be wrong to limit freedom in this way while no one considers how much worse it would be to condemn our children, and our children’s children, to live on a dying planet.

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    The market has been given years to reduce emissions and has failed to do so effectively on a large enough scale. Having watched what climate change is…

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  • Emily from Virginia

    Currently problems in our modern day can be vaguely be traced back to one problem: Overpopulation. With populations rising in the future scarcity will rise and space decrease. Usage of fossil fuels things like oil, coal, and fossil fuels are non-renewable and because of the non-replenishable state they become a scarcity. Right now with our ever growing population, cars and vehicles releasing carbon emissions is on the rise and will continue to be but if we continue the path we are on there is no turning back as we can already see whats happening to our planet (Global warming and climate change). With the government putting a limit on carbon-emissions one can infer that pollution will not be as common due to carbon-emissions.

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  • Jadelin from Virginia

    Part of the duty of the government is to regulate industry so as to protect our environment and our people. As such, part of those regulations should focus on automobile emissions. Additionally, with restrictions on allowable emissions, the industry will be given incentive to develop new technologies to reduce said emissions, furthering both the industry and the protection of the environment.

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  • Lillian from Virginia

    It allows for an easier transition, for moving across state lines.

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  • Cindy from California

    The federal government should in fact create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. This is so because politic endeavors should coincide with that of the scientific field. From the background information provided with this guiding question, it has been stated that the Trump administration is fighting against those institutions enacted by previous organizations, which support environment protection. President Trump has stated that such issues such as global warming and climate change, are a hoax; when scientists have time and time again, expressed that global warming is a realistic and growing problem on this Earth. Politics should rely on scientific material, because politics is made of what constitutes the world.

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  • Brian from Ohio

    America isn’t being made great by this cowardly action. Think of JFK’s challenge to the nation to put a man on the moon, and we did in less than 10 years. So the backward thinkers like Trump think we can’t save resources or reduce pollution? Americans must truly be dumber than in the 1960s

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  • John from Virginia

    I believe that the Federal Gov.t should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. I believe that should happen because air pollution is a nationwide problem and having the Federal Gov.t make a standard would better help increase environmental protection. The states should have a say but they don’t need to make individual laws regarding car emissions.

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    • Taylor from Tennessee

      Our environment is the most important part of our world. It helps us breathe, live, and survive on this planet. Reducing the amount of pollution coming from emissions is a topic and situation that should have been taken care of years ago. Our planet is the only place we can currently live and survive. So yes, I believe the federal government should lower the amount of pollution from car emissions.

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      Our environment is the most important part of our world. It helps us breathe, live, and survive on this planet. Reducing the amount of pollution comin…

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  • Cody from Texas

    Past Federal regulations have caused vehicles to become more expensive, with dubious environmental benefits. Case in point are diesels, which become dirtier polluters when designed to become extremely efficient.

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  • Matilda from California

    Climate change is real, there are countless studies that have proven this. Conspiracy theorists consistently make baseless claims that are damaging to the idea that climate change is real, but if you do the research you find out that there is proof of climate change. Climate change and global warming are incredibly damaging to the Earth’s environment. It is important to take steps toward greener, more sustainable practices. Fuel emissions are just one of the many factors contributing to global warming and increasing levels of greenhouse gases. As young people, we must protect our future, and create a better world for our future children through legislation and regulation. A reduced standard of automobile emissions will help reduce the amount of pollution in the air and prevent global warming from worsening. Pollution decreases air quality and increases respiratory problems. The federal government should protect citizens from their own destructive habitats.

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  • Joshua from California

    In the end, car manufacturers will meet the regulations no matter the cost of the damage of the penalty enforced is more costly than the costs saved from less fuel efficient/carbon emitting vehicles.

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    In the end, car manufacturers will meet the regulations no matter the cost of the damage of the penalty enforced is more costly than the costs saved f…

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  • Hannah from Pennsylvania

    Global warming is a growing issue. I feel that Trumps decision can lead to an increase in pollution. We need to tackle our planets global warming and pollution issue in these coming years before it is too late, and I feel that creating a reduced standard or automobile emissions would only worsen our problem.

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    Global warming is a growing issue. I feel that Trumps decision can lead to an increase in pollution. We need to tackle our planets global warming and …

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  • Sierrah from Michigan

    Pollution is a problem on our earth that needs to be dealt with. Any step that we can take to prevent it should be taken.

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  • mariam from California

    Although there are problems that come with any sets of regulations, it is important that they exist for the health of people and the environment. Furthermore although the different regulations in different states may be confusing, some areas require more regulation, Los Angeles for example has an issue with its smog. The amount of pollution produced in this one county is larger than that of other smaller cities across the nation, requiring stricter regulations.

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    Although there are problems that come with any sets of regulations, it is important that they exist for the health of people and the environment. Furt…

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  • Jonathan from Ohio

    Although I do believe in the free market and a business should be able to sell whatever product they want I also think that we should think of the negative impacts that will affect future generations.

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  • Alajhasha from North Carolina

    The federal government should create a single reduced standard for automobile emission because there is no barrier of the environment. If one state that has no limitation or standard on automobile emission then a state that does have a standard and limitation would be impacted by that pollution from the state with no standards or limitations. This is also not a situation that only impacts a state individually. Pollution spreads everywhere this affects our nation.

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    • Kiera from Tennessee

      I believe that the federal government should create a single reduced standard for automobile emission because pollution is bad for our health and if we stick to one standard as a nation, the world would be in a better place.

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  • Joseph from California

    The world is literally dying and all the Trump administration seems to care about is accelerating this prosses. We as a species are fast approaching the point of no return and the only way to prevent this ‘mother of all catastrophes’ is to act now with massive reform and stricter enforcement of environmental regulations.

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    The world is literally dying and all the Trump administration seems to care about is accelerating this prosses. We as a species are fast approaching t…

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  • Evan from Kentucky

    The government should not make a single standard for automobile emissions. There are millions of automobiles in use and production across the United States. There are vehicles that run on gasoline, electricity, diesel fuel, and ethanol among other sources of fuel and energy. To put a standard on all automobiles across the country would be to put the same standard on a vehicle that uses diesel fuel and one that runs on electricity. The difference between the emissions levels of these two vehicles would be, as would the difference between two vehicles, one from 1960 and one from 2018, that both run on gasoline. In order for a standard such as this to be possible, one of two things would have to happen. First, the government would have to demand that all vehicles known to have an emission level about a certain number be removed from use and circulation. Or second, the government would have to be very specific with the standard. This would have to be done by setting a date after which all vehicles would be required to meet the standard and by setting a very specific number for the standard. This would enable a fluctuation in emissions, so long as they are under the limit, thus enabling the use of vehicles that use a variety of fuel sources.

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    • Grace from Louisiana

      I think that there should be some kind of regulations about the amount of fuel we use as a country and we should be striving to reduce our negative impact on the world. These regulations do not need to be super strict at first. I think we should be investing our time and money into things that are striving to reduce the emissions and once those things become a reality, we then create stricter regulations.

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  • Kenneth from Pennsylvania

    according to epa.gov and the UK 2018 climate report, not only must we make a tremendous effort to reduce carbon emissions before 2030, but 20% of the emissions currently being produces in the United States is from the automobile industry as a whole. In a country that is considered one of the most advanced in the world, reducing carbon emissions something we should pioneer as a whole. Considering that the world will only continue to advance its technology. It does not seem inconceivable or even improbably that we could and should meet a harder standard on the automobile industry to reduce emissions as we already have more economic cars that need not require fossil fuels to run. This could also have a positive impact world wide, as other nations such as India are reaching towards modernity. The core of the issue comes down to the fact that we are the most capable nation in the world to do this that hasn’t taken the step yet.

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  • Jeffrey from Virginia

    The free market will reduce the standard of carbon emissions if that is what the people want. America is a free market republic. When (if) people believe that emissions should be reduced, then they will buy cars that are hybrid, electric, or more fuel efficient. As “gas guzzler” makers realize that the market trend is toward buying lower-carbon-emission cars, then those makers will begin reducing the carbon emissions output of the vehicles. If the government meddles in the free market in this case, the consumer and manufacturer will be harmed.

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    The free market will reduce the standard of carbon emissions if that is what the people want. America is a free market republic. When (if) people beli…

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  • Mikayla from Virginia

    Global Air Pollution is a serious issue! Climate Change is real and it is extremely important that we do everything in our power, as global citizens to protect the world and to protect the world and ourselves.

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    • Sonya from Florida

      As some character from some Jurassic Park movie once said, sometimes the best thing nature needs to survive isn’t for us to help it, but rather for us to not be there. I don’t know if we should make it our mission to save the Earth, but we should try our best not to destroy it because it’s our only home for now.

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    • Michelle from New York

      The world doesn’t need our protection. The Earth’s climate constantly and drastically changes. In fact, the Earth used to be nothing but lava. The planet itself doesn’t share the same concerns that we do (if any at all). It is narcissistic of human beings to project our own needs and preferences onto a planet. It is so much bigger than us and we are so insignificant. The Earth will be fine (until the Sun engulfs it) whether WE are fine or not. I won’t start caring about prolonging my species’ survival until we get over ourselves and stop projecting.

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      The world doesn’t need our protection. The Earth’s climate constantly and drastically changes. In fact, the Earth used to be nothing but lava. The pla…

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  • Torie from Virginia

    As much as climate change is an issue, it’s not the cars that are causing the problems. 100 companies are responsible for 71% of the world’s global emissions. Could reducing emissions from vehicles help the environment slightly? Yes. But the main problem lies with the big businesses and not with the everyday people. The government should focus on changing the big problems before focusing on the little ones. Baby steps, in this case, would be futile.

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    • Keenan from Oregon

      I 100% agree with this, the only issue is that while I don’t think small changes with a few people will do a ton to help, especially in these early stages of trying to correct our mistakes, this wouldn’t be an individual thing. One of the reasons I support having a blanket policy such as this is because rather than relying on individual people to make individual choices, this would limit carbon emissions for all cars, so we would not have to deal with convincing everyone to buy less meat or use less water. I see this policy more as a change for those big business you’re talking about, and less for the everyday person.

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      I 100% agree with this, the only issue is that while I don’t think small changes with a few people will do a ton to help, especially in these early st…

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    • Callen from Georgia

      I agree! The government should start with the big things and then deal with the pollution that is left!

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    • Savanna from Connecticut

      Yes and baby steps are very small, meaning that in order for change to work we have to start somewhere. Whether that be a small, little, or big change, making a difference has to start somewhere. While we can agree it might not have a humongous impact on the world, it still will have a positive impact.

      As for the companies, you have to think from a business perspective seeing as though they most likely are making profit because of the effect they have on the environment. Which means in part at least half of those companies are not willing to change overnight.

      So baby steps will help slowly but surely.

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  • Hannah from Ohio

    With recent data showing that we only have until 2030 to stop catastrophic change, we should always be moving froward with environmental regulations, not backwards. Also, India is quickly developing a new middle class and over 600 million people, double the population of the U.S., who don’t have cars are now able to purchase them. With this drastic increase in automobile construction, it is even more important that we, as one of the world’s leaders, lead the development of more environmentally friendly vehicles.

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    • Kaylie from Georgia

      I agree

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  • Andrea from Maryland

    The laws need to be stricter. Pollution is a big issue and with the amount of automobile traffic increasing we need to clamp down and save our environment as best we can. Stronger laws will help stave off the problem longer.

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  • Sonya from Florida

    I don’t think there should be a single regulation amongst all automobile admissions. Cars are all simply too different, requiring different fuel sources, and it should be left up to the states. If a state has very low air quality, it should be up to the state to make the standard for the efficiency of cars more strict because a state with better air quality may not make the standards as strict, and if it were all a single emission regulation, then the regulations may not be as strict as they should be in a different state.

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    I don’t think there should be a single regulation amongst all automobile admissions. Cars are all simply too different, requiring different fuel sourc…

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  • Christopher from Idaho

    A single reduced standard for automobile emissions would be the downfall of vehicle production, however, a set emission standard could be beneficial to creating a cleaner environment and maybe even be the catalyst for enhancing the quality of machinery produced in the U.S. It definitely would be harmful to the automobile and machinery industries, since it would cause them to eliminate many vehicles that would not pass these standards.

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  • Kyle from Pennsylvania

    In today’s day and age, with scientists and organizations around the globe raising red flags about the current climate and how the global temperature is on the rise, it is imperative that the United States does its part in the fight to save our planet from climate change. But with this plan to relax the emission standards, it is a wrong first step. With reduced standards in place, the rising pollution caused by this will only lead to more adverse health effects and premature deaths, according to the American Lung Association. The National Resources Defense Council says that “The only big winners in this would seem to be the oil companies”, and warns that “For this administration, that is a more important value than 299 people a year dying early or 7 degrees of warming….which will make much of the U.S. a wasteland.”. This should be absolutely alarming for the average American citizen, and enforces how important a reduced standard is for national interests, and the interests of the world overall.

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  • Aaron from Missouri

    Each state has its own quality of air due to different manufacturers or air pollutants. Why allow the federal government place controls on clean air states when it is not needed? States should regulate as needed to meet their particular needs.

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  • Alyssa from Georgia

    Simple is better in my opinion. As they have been raising the standard to very difficult levels, cheating has increased. Programming chips make it easier to to cheat too. I would bet that reducing emissions will happen naturally as electric cars become more prevalent. Following strict rules when other countries don’t care, only causes us burdensome regulations and costs.

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  • Ian from Wisconsin

    The government should take a step back in controlling businesses throughout our nation. These businesses need to be conscious of how they create their products, it’s not the government’s job to police it all the way. The government needs to focus on other issues.

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  • Caleb from Michigan

    I don’t think the government should create a single reduced standard for automobile emissions because doing this would weaken the economy. The lower standard would result in fewer usable automobiles and the automotive industry is one of the most important to the United States economy, which we need to have running top notch to work on repaying our massive debt.

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  • abigail from Oklahoma

    No because each car is made differently ideally it would be nice to have one standard but logically and realistically it wouldn’t be possible

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  • Samuel from Idaho

    There are to many variables with emissions because there are so many types of cars and engines. One size does not, cannot fit all.

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  • Jack from Kentucky

    No, they should not because it will just cost too much money that our government does not have. Although it is good for our planet to do this, our country needs to focus on more important things in our society rather than putting all of our tax money towards a single emission standard. We need to focus more on what is going on in other countries that could affect us as a country.

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    No, they should not because it will just cost too much money that our government does not have. Although it is good for our planet to do this, our cou…

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  • avery from Kentucky

    The environment is very important to keeping the earth a clean and safe place. However, I do not think that they should create a reduced standard for automobile emissions because are country would be in greater debt, it will hurt our car manufacturers. All car industries will have to change their car designs and they’ll end up having to spend more money to do so.

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  • Sarah from Kentucky

    No, I do not believe that the government should create a single reduced standard for the automobiles. By doing this it would increase the prices of the automobiles to increase rapidly taking away the ability for lower class to purchase cars, and takes away certain rights from the dealerships themselves. Along with this it would affect the health and enviroment of the citizens around us.

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    No, I do not believe that the government should create a single reduced standard for the automobiles. By doing this it would increase the prices of th…

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  • Gracie from Kentucky

    The government should not create single reduced admissions for the health of our environment. Climate change is disastrous, and the increase of emissions is increasing the temperature of our environment- if it increases by 2 more degrees, there will be major destruction of our planet. These emissions also pollute the air that we breathe. By allowing everyone the same standard, that gives the majority of vehicle owners a lot more emissions to use; therefore, creating a bigger problem.

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    The government should not create single reduced admissions for the health of our environment. Climate change is disastrous, and the increase of emissi…

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  • Brooke from Kentucky

    No, the federal government should not create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions because all vehicles are different. Semi trucks produce the most emissions, while smaller, smart cars produce the least. If vehicles that emit less pollution are allowed to emit the same amount as larger, more pollutive vehicles, this will result in some serious air pollution. The United States already has a great amount of air pollution, so increasing it may cause health issues for citizens, climate change, etc.

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  • Morgan from Kentucky

    No, I do not think that the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. By the government putting this standard into effect, it would not only raise the cost for cars, but it would also violate each state’s right to create/have a standard for each of their automobile emissions. I feel that people should have the choice to choose which kind of car they want, without having all of these restrictions. Lastly, by putting this standard into effect, it would not only be hurting the consumer because the cost for automobiles would increase. But it would also force car producers to innovate at such a rapid pace that they would have to increase the cost. In conclusion, based off of the reasons I just mentioned, I do not think that this new standard would be well received as consumers and/or producers.

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  • Alex from Kentucky

    I think that there should be different standards for each type of automobile. I encourage regulations to try to help the economy and prevent pollution and global warming but it has consequences. If the regulations require huge tractor trailers to have the same fuel emission as a smart car, it doesn’t seem possible. This would result in many automobile companies going out of business due to the lack of ability to make an automobile of such size to have a certain emission. If each car has a different fuel emission standard that correctly corresponds to the size of the vehicle, it would not only help the automobile industry, but also make the needed fuel emission for each individual car obtainable.

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  • Genna from Kentucky

    No, I do not think that the government should regulate states carbon emission on cars. The states should have the right to determine the level of emission. If the federal government were to regulate this, it would eventually lead to significant amounts of pollution and global warming. In the long run, this will not help our environment and will potentially hurt.

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  • Carmen from Kentucky

    I don’t think that there should be a single emission standard because every vehicle is composed differently and therefore they should not all have to comply with the same set of regulations. Overall, it would dramatically affect the environment in a negative way. If there is not a limit for them then producers will not be as concerned with how their products and the emissions from them harm the environment, which could lead to several issues including global warming and air and water pollution.

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  • Benjamin from Kentucky

    I believe that all cars should meet one polution standard. Forcing car to meet a “class” standard is unreasonable. There are so many large vehicles putting out large emissions that it is not fair to force SUV’s and Trucks to meet lower standards, as this will raise the cost of vehicles and turn people away from buying trucks ans SUV’s.

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  • Isabella from Kentucky

    I believe that a single plan does not make sense because it is unfair to cars that are electric vs the semis. I just don’t think it makes sense when you regard the different types of cars.

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  • Kate from Kentucky

    There should not be a reduced standard for automobile emissions because not every area of the United States is the same. By taking away the right to make specific laws from the states, the environment is at risk. Some areas may need a lower or higher standard and the creation of one overall standard could put the U.S. at a disadvantage environmentally and economically.

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  • Ryan from Kentucky

    I do not think there should be one single reduced standard for emissions. We rely on trucks to haul our stuff around and many other vehicles and they can’t all be classified in one category. I care about the government but do not think one standard vehicle emission policy is needed it will cause more debt and issues then help.

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  • zach from Kentucky

    I do think that the environment is important but there are some people that are a little crazy about the forests and trees and what not. For example, tree huggers are over dramatic about trees. They freak out every time someone cuts down a tree. They are resources that we use to survive as humans. You can re-grow trees, it’s not like once you cut one down there’s never gonna be another one. Also most people probably don’t know this but one single volcano eruption puts off more pollution than all the cars in the world in about a year. Yes we need to keep our environment clean, but we also have to take care of ourselves. If we create more and more electric cars, you are actually creating more pollution. You are creating more pollution because in order to charge the vehicle, you need electricity, which electricity runs on coal, and burning coal creates more pollution than regular gas cars combined. There will always be some type of pollution in this world. There has to be in order for the world to continue to work and grow.

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  • Alyssa from Kansas

    Why would someone get rid of a law that is meant to help the people of planet Earth? I just can’t comprehend that. Obama’s regulations were meant to decrease, or at least keep at bay, levels of automobile pollution. Why would you want to reverse that? I just do not understand.
    Scientists have found that by 2030, our planet has a high chance of reaching that point where we cannot reverse the horrible impacts on our climate. It’s predicted that the temperature of the planet will reach 2.7 degrees fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels. This means a very, very high risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for millions. Yes, these things would not only be caused by the fumes of vehicles, however, the horrible pollutants blown up into the air through gas pipes is would be a large part of it.

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  • Brooke from Kentucky

    No, the government should not be able to enforce one single standard/law for all vehicles. There are many different vehicles used in the US and for different purposes. If there is one single standard, there would be restrictions for these vehicles, and limit time/usage on the roads. We can focus on the betterment of the environment while also keeping multiple standards for vehicles. By limiting to one standard, there would be a significant economic change for many who rely on vehicles for income.

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    No, the government should not be able to enforce one single standard/law for all vehicles. There are many different vehicles used in the US and for di…

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  • Ray from Kentucky

    No, I do not think that the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. I think that every state should have their own opinion on this specific matter. All states have different populations and different amounts of automobiles so they should have their own set numbers for emissions.

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  • ashley from Alabama

    I do not believe that there should be a single, reduced standard for automotive emissions because it will cause a great deal of trouble within the car industry. Manufacturers will have to completely change their cars design and product which will, in turn, cost lots of money for both the sellers and the users. By allowing producers to use however much they want will not cause any new troubles that we would have to face.

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  • Ellie from Indiana

    I believe different emission standards would be more effective due to the rapid pollution problem our world is currently going through. Though the American population is only 5% of the world population, we consume around 25% of earth’s natural resources. With that being said, if there are different standards for different types of cars, that would push automobile industries to find more efficient and cheaper solutions for building cars and finding new ways to run them, such as electricity, water, or even using waste to fuel cars. The pollution problem is not only killing people, but the earth, and the United States needs to start acting quickly in order to influence other countries to follow in our footsteps.

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    I believe different emission standards would be more effective due to the rapid pollution problem our world is currently going through. Though the Ame…

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  • Anna from Kentucky

    With the impending consequences of climate change and the dangerous state of the environment, it is our responsibility to hold corporations accountable for their detrimental effects they cause on the environment. Younger generations especially are beginning to consider their environmental impact but no real changes or reversals can be made until the primary culprits, operating under (environmentally) unchecked capitalist liberties, are held accountable and forced to reduce the pollution, plastic, and other harmful substances they cause regardless of the business’ monetary loss. Donald Trump has been very vocal about his disbelief of climate change and his support for large corporations at the expense of the majority of American citizens and the environment. I think there is no such thing as “too stringent” when it comes to preserving our planet.

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    With the impending consequences of climate change and the dangerous state of the environment, it is our responsibility to hold corporations accountabl…

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  • Alex from Kentucky

    No, I do not believe that the United States Government should create a single mandated level of emissions for every automobile on the road. With the modern mode of fuel, large diesel trucks realistically need to output more emission than a small compact car; therefore, if a single mandated level of emission was put into place, a small car would legally be allowed to output the same pollution as a large truck, which is unnecessary. In today’s modern world, we need to do everything in our power to end pollution; however, this is not the solution. Instead, the government should put feasible regulations on different types of automobiles in order to keep all pollutions realistically low, thus helping to halt climate change.

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    No, I do not believe that the United States Government should create a single mandated level of emissions for every automobile on the road. With the …

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  • Maggie from Kentucky

    I think that with all of the scientific knowledge that we have about the environment, it should be obvious that we should do as much as we can to preserve it. There should not be one single standard for vehicle emissions because if small cars let out the same about of pollution as large trucks, that could potentially double the amount of pollution that goes into the air. The only way to ensure that we don’t continuously destroy the environment until there is nothing left is to make sure we are cautious about it now instead of putting it off to future generations when it will be too late.

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    I think that with all of the scientific knowledge that we have about the environment, it should be obvious that we should do as much as we can to pres…

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  • Taylor from Kentucky

    I believe that if they were to reduce standards for automobiles, it will effect and violate against the rights of states and the people. The people would also run into more problems with law enforcement, due to the fact that all people must now follow one specific standard set by the government. The cars would then become more costly and many people would not be able to afford them, causing many issues with their everyday lives. The federal government should not create a single, standard for automobile emissions because of all of the dilemmas it would create.

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    I believe that if they were to reduce standards for automobiles, it will effect and violate against the rights of states and the people. The people wo…

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  • Cori from Kentucky

    No there should not be a standard emission for cars because it is unrealistic and disproportionate. It does not make logical sense for a truck to be forced to put out the same emission as a smart car. Obama’s policy is a more efficient and more realistic way to keep air pollution in control.

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    No there should not be a standard emission for cars because it is unrealistic and disproportionate. It does not make logical sense for a truck to be f…

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  • Kathryn from Michigan

    This standard would violate the principle of federalism, protected by Article IV of the Constitution and the 10th Amendment, and represent an overreach of the federal government’s power as provided by the first three articles of the Constitution. This standard could be costly for states to implement and enforce, resulting in less resources available for pursuing state interests.

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    This standard would violate the principle of federalism, protected by Article IV of the Constitution and the 10th Amendment, and represent an overreac…

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  • Jacey from Kentucky

    No, federal government should not create a single reduced standard for automobile emissions. This takes away the automobile dealers’ rights to sell/produce the automobiles they want. Also, with the previous Obama administration forcing dealerships/manufacturers to conform so quickly, the prices of these automobiles start to rapidly increase. This makes them out of reach for the average American citizen to buy. While I agree that there needs some standards in moderation to reduce smog, the federal government should not have the power to dictate what car a citizen drives just so they conform to the political standards. The federal government telling citizens which car they should own/drive to go along with the federal mandate violates a person’s right to property and the car of their choice. Also, if a citizen is of a lower class, they cannot afford to spend the money to buy a new car but rather on immediate necessities.

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    No, federal government should not create a single reduced standard for automobile emissions. This takes away the automobile dealers’ rights to sell/pr…

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  • Paul from Kentucky

    I believe that the government should not be able to create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. If they were to create something like this, it would affect a vast number of American citizens and automobile companies. There would certainly be cars above the threshold which would violate this regulation. However, a lot of the people that own these cars don’t necessarily have the money to spend on more environmentally friendly ones. In addition, new cars that would be made to comply with this regulation would most likely be more expensive than what was available to people before. If the government were to do this, they would have to provide assistance in order to make it a reality. This could include installing cheaper public transportation, providing funding or tax-breaks to automobile companies,… Even though the government has a responsibility to care for the environment, they also have an obligation to care for all citizens. With this, they would need to create a standard that was realistic to the majority of people.

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    I believe that the government should not be able to create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. If they were to create something like …

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  • Liam from Kentucky

    No, the government should, if nothing else, keep the limit on fuel emissions they have now. When the government discusses easing regulations on fuel emissions it becomes an environmental and a health problem. Our world and health are already threatened by the pollution from fuel emissions which has detrimental effects on our bodies and the world around us. Ruling to ease regulations would give major corporations an easy and sure way to continue to pollute our world and put humans, animals, and nature at a higher risk. Therefore, if anything, the standard should be increased, not reduced.

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    No, the government should, if nothing else, keep the limit on fuel emissions they have now. When the government discusses easing regulations on fuel …

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  • Adam from Georgia

    The government does not need to have such overarching power in order to make higher efficiency cars commercially viable, and the government has no reason to promote one product over another.

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    The government does not need to have such overarching power in order to make higher efficiency cars commercially viable, and the government has no rea…

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  • Alexandra from California

    I believe that automobile emissions should be state issued as climate change or changes in the weather vary largely between states. For example, urbanization such as in California or New York contribute more to climate change than more suburban or rural states such as Wyoming and Nebraska. They cannot be compared equally and should not be equally viewed. This would create a similar situation to the Articles of Confederation where each state had a single vote and were judged congruently. This was unfair and abolished replacing the Bill of Rights granting each state its own powers and responsibility, still prevailing today!

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    I believe that automobile emissions should be state issued as climate change or changes in the weather vary largely between states. For example, urban…

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  • Sophia from California

    States should have a larger say in automobile emission as the weather and climate varies greatly based off states. The federal Government cannot create a law that would fairly accommodate each state individually.

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    States should have a larger say in automobile emission as the weather and climate varies greatly based off states. The federal Government cannot creat…

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  • Ella from California

    There are different types of cars that has different amount of emissions originally due to the design and size. It is not fair to limit car emission with one single standard.

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  • Jonathan from Oklahoma

    States’ rights, y’all.

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    • Olivia from Pennsylvania

      commerce clause, y’all

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  • Suriana from Virginia

    No, a reduced standard for automobile emissions is not a decision that is in favor of environmental protection. Reducing the standard for fuel efficiency is a step backwards in conservation. Doing so could significantly increase health risks and pollution. The number of drivers is only increasing and with a lower standard, we are only putting the future of the environment at risk. Trump should be pushing for more strict laws and encourage citizens to take steps at home to help reduce pollution, not the opposite.

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    No, a reduced standard for automobile emissions is not a decision that is in favor of environmental protection. Reducing the standard for fuel effici…

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  • Jeremy from Pennsylvania

    The automobile emissions regulations set by the Obama administration should remain set as is. While it is important to allow the producer the freedom to produce their products as they please, it is also important to protect our environment from potential danger. We must think of future generations, and how the actions we take now will affect the world they will live in. The United States limiting automobile emissions is an important step in leading a world wide effort to protect our environment for not only ourselves, but future generations.

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    The automobile emissions regulations set by the Obama administration should remain set as is. While it is important to allow the producer the freedom …

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  • josh from Pennsylvania

    I don’t think we should have one single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Why? The answer is simple, we shouldn’t base ourselves off of one single standard especially if its a bad standard. I support Obama’s standard because his standard is for the greater good for the environment and the people of the United States. Lowering the mpg of a car just puts more stress and pollution on the environment. If we all have one standard to follow and its not for the greater good of the country then why have one standard to follow when we can make our own.

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    I don’t think we should have one single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. Why? The answer is simple, we shouldn’t base ourselves off of one …

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  • Tessa from Pennsylvania

    I disagree with the government creating a single, reduced standard automobile emission because the air is already being polluted. Doing this just causes stress on the people who rely on vehicles. It will also hurt those who own and run automobile companies. It has a huge affect on those who use vehicles frequently. It’ll make peoples lives a lot more complicated because they won’t have they transportation they need. I think if the government does this it won’t solve any problems; it’ll create them. In the long run, it does more damage than it does good.

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    I disagree with the government creating a single, reduced standard automobile emission because the air is already being polluted. Doing this just caus…

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  • Cheyenne from Pennsylvania

    I believe that individual states should be allowed to make their own decisions as long as they reduce pollution. People as a whole have caused enough pollution and should be working to to reduce as much as possible. Trumps plan would reduce the price of automobiles, however do reduced prices matter if there is no earth left? I believe that people should sacrifice a little bit extra money for not only their own health but the preservation of the world for future generations.

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    I believe that individual states should be allowed to make their own decisions as long as they reduce pollution. People as a whole have caused enough …

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  • Maria from Pennsylvania

    I believe that there should be limits on the pollution from cars. There is only one planet Earth and we should do everything in our power to protect it and keep it safe for as long as possible.

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    I believe that there should be limits on the pollution from cars. There is only one planet Earth and we should do everything in our power to protect i…

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  • Molly from Pennsylvania

    It is not a bad idea to regulate the emissions throughout the nation, however the law would go against state’s rights, in which the are aloud to create their own laws on the emissions like many other stuff such as the death penalty.

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    It is not a bad idea to regulate the emissions throughout the nation, however the law would go against state’s rights, in which the are aloud to creat…

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  • Dalainee from Illinois

    We should always be moving forward with things to help our environment, but I don’t think car emissions are truly the issue with global warming and air pollution. Corporate companies and factories are statistically where most of the pollution in our world is coming from, the mass amounts of gas that these companies emit are what is quickly destroying the environment. Car emissions are a small part of the issue, but I think that there is no single way to control emissions from cars. It is very hard to control such an issue, and it is such a small part of the issue that it shouldn’t be the forefront of our issues.

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    We should always be moving forward with things to help our environment, but I don’t think car emissions are truly the issue with global warming and ai…

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  • NIcholas from Illinois

    No, the major source of pollution is coming from the factories that the companies have created.

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  • Victoria from Pennsylvania

    I would have to side with Obama because the environment is what we should care right now because without the environment then nothing can live. We already have to much pollution in the world we can’t take any more because if we do then the environment will be so bad that everything is going to die. And the global warming is already happening and if we don’t have a strict way to do things then the global warming is going to come quicker if we don’t stop things that we are doing now. We need to think about the environment.

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    I would have to side with Obama because the environment is what we should care right now because without the environment then nothing can live. We alr…

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  • Jaden from Pennsylvania

    I am against Trump’s policy because though there are price fluctuations with fuel efficient cars, fuel efficiency is necessary for more than than just pollution. Fuel efficiency can also cut down on use of natural resources, which are limited. Car manufacturers are slowly coming out with more and more electrically powered vehicles which is sure to be the future of automobiles. Creating one standard law for gas emissions could potentially slow down fuel efficiency technology advancement because gas powered automobiles would have to meet a standard. These standards would make vehicles equally harmful to the environment. I think it is worth the extra money to keep vehicles fuel efficient and promote technological advancement.

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    I am against Trump’s policy because though there are price fluctuations with fuel efficient cars, fuel efficiency is necessary for more than than just…

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  • Ben from Pennsylvania

    I believe that the requirements set by the Obama administration on automobiles should remain. Pollution is becoming a major issue in the world and society needs to invest more into green energy. If the restrictions are reduced then the development of more efficient vehicles will most likely be halted. Fossil fuels will only last so long before they become too expensive to use. Having strict standards for automobiles will push development for cleaner and less expensive cars.

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    I believe that the requirements set by the Obama administration on automobiles should remain. Pollution is becoming a major issue in the world and soc…

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  • Coollette from Pennsylvania

    I do not think the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions because every state should decide what standards they want. There should not just be one certain standard. Every car company should decide what they want to do. The idea will help lower pollution, but it will also cause the car prices to raise. Everyone in every state will not be able to afford this change. It should be up to the state to decide if this will benefit their state. I do not think there should be a set change that every state has to follow.

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    I do not think the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions because every state should decide what standar…

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  • jakob from Pennsylvania

    If we do things that are doing to pollute the earth its going to kill it faster than its already doing. The emission should be divided into different classes so we know how bad the pollution will be from each vehicle and how much pollution will be entering earth. the government needs to worry about people burning plastic more than emissions

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    If we do things that are doing to pollute the earth its going to kill it faster than its already doing. The emission should be divided into different …

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  • Jeremy from Pennsylvania

    The amount of pollution put into the atmosphere because of changes in the amount of emissions cars put out is minuscule in the big picture. Other countries such as India and China have developing industries that pump out more pollution than our country ever could. So rather than worrying about the emissions of cars, we should be looking at developing countries with little to no regulations on the amount of pollution they put out. I’m not saying that we should not have regulations either, but that we should look to have other countries put regulations on their industries rather than continually limiting our own industry to make up for other counties.

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    The amount of pollution put into the atmosphere because of changes in the amount of emissions cars put out is minuscule in the big picture. Other coun…

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  • Nick from Pennsylvania

    I do not think that they should make a single standard for automobile emissions. Automobile companies should be able to make their cars how they want and not have to worry about all of the emissions and everything. If they would make a single standard for emissions there is still all of the pollution from power plants and people burning things that they aren’t supposed to. Each state should have their own standard for emissions because every states pollution problem is different, so that would affect their decision on which to choose. All in all, I think that each state should be able to choose their own standards for automobile emissions.

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    I do not think that they should make a single standard for automobile emissions. Automobile companies should be able to make their cars how they want …

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  • Katie from Pennsylvania

    I believe that the federal government shouldn’t create a single, reduced standard for auto mobile emissions because our future generations depend on what we do today, and if we stop the air pollution from cars then we will be helping the the issue with climate change that is very big is today’s world. By creating this it would be more harmful then beneficial to the world today.

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    I believe that the federal government shouldn’t create a single, reduced standard for auto mobile emissions because our future generations depend on w…

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  • Savannah from Pennsylvania

    Our population has accomplished a greater understanding of how we are affecting climate change, and with that increased knowledge, we should become more proactive – not take steps backward. There should be a greater expectation of our government to protects its’ citizens. Unregulated markets will succumb to greed, without a thought of how it will affect the rest of us. Our leaders are showing cowardice in not standing up to these greedy manufacturers. These manufacturers do not care about the future of our planet, they only care about what is best for them at this moment. And increasingly, it looks as if the majority of our government thinks the same way.

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    Our population has accomplished a greater understanding of how we are affecting climate change, and with that increased knowledge, we should become mo…

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  • Adam from Florida

    In this policy decision, there are two questions that need to be answered; should the Federal government use the commerce clause to establish a national standard for automobile emissions, and do the states have the constitutional authority to establish stronger standards for their states?
    Answering the latter first, any state should have the authority to strengthen regulations within their boundaries similar to establishing a higher minimum wage. Attacking a state’s ability to regulate intrastate commerce is an attack on the state’s authority, providing that there isn’t a constitutional violation.
    In terms of federal policy, reducing the standard for automobile emissions would harm the quality of the air and be a step back in the fight against human-caused climate change. “From 1970 to 2017, aggregate national emissions of the six common pollutants alone dropped an average of 73 percent while gross domestic product grew by 324 percent.” (https://www.epa.gov/clean-air-act-overview/progress-cleaning-air-and-improving-peoples-health) It has become more important than ever to push for human impact on the environment to decrease, and any reduction of air standards is detrimental to this goal.

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  • Jesse from California

    First of all, the people has more power over the federal government and the people are demanding that no, the federal government should not create a single reduced standard for automobile emissions because it will cause an increase in health problems. Health problems such as cancers, asthma, and in worst cases, death are more likely to occur when the federal government creates a single reduced standard. All your families will have an increased chance to be unhealthy. That reduced standard is going against what the America people believe which is “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The reduced standard is going to bring death, not life, and it will inevitably bring sadness when that reduced standard is making people die faster.

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    First of all, the people has more power over the federal government and the people are demanding that no, the federal government should not create a s…

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  • Jessica from Virginia

    With industrialization and populations growing, our society needs to find better ways to improve the earth’s conditions. Pollution is becoming more problematic and it is causing issues in our health and ecosystems. If we ignore the problem, it is only going to get worse; global warming will only increase and we will be putting ourselves into worse conditions than we are now. A single, reduced standard will only make the problem more catastrophic.

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    With industrialization and populations growing, our society needs to find better ways to improve the earth’s conditions. Pollution is becoming more pr…

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  • Sierra from Virginia

    I think it’s important for the ‘leader’ of our country to be pushing us to strive harder to increase innovation and make the world a better place. By having this single, lower standard Trump is taking the easy way out in order to increase short-term sales rather than the long-term health of our planet and its inhabitants.

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    I think it’s important for the ‘leader’ of our country to be pushing us to strive harder to increase innovation and make the world a better place. By …

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  • Lanee from New Mexico

    if we do things that are doing to pollute the earth its going to kill it faster than its already doing. the emission should be divided into different regions so we know how bad the pollution will be from the certain vehicle.

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    if we do things that are doing to pollute the earth its going to kill it faster than its already doing. the emission should be divided into different …

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  • Sarah from Illinois

    A reduced standard will not suffice to protect the health of american citizens both in the short and long term. The exhaust from the cars itself can have a negative effect on humans, as it can lead to respiratory diseases such as asthma and even cancer. Global warming itself also has a whole slew of effects, and with lax emissions standards global warming will be worsened and possibly become irrevocable. Ultimately, global warming will not only affect the health but also the economic condition of the US as sea levels start to rise and the ocean acidifies (which would guarantee the loss of many major cities and the fishing industry as a whole).
    However, federal government actions is needed because of the capitalistic system america has, which means that many vehicle manufactures will not be motivated to advance their technology until a large share of the consumer market demands it, a process which will most likely take to long, considering the recent statement from the UN, that the world could be facing, “catastrophic climate change by the year 2030.”
    As american citizens it is our right to expect the government to protect our health and our economy, therefore I demand that the Federal Government create a single, stricter standard for automobile emissions.

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    A reduced standard will not suffice to protect the health of american citizens both in the short and long term. The exhaust from the cars itself can h…

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  • Jill from New York

    If we don’t do things to help save this earth now, the future generations will suffer. Anything and everything humans can do to help decrease pollution should be done. Trump may comprehend economics, but he has no clue about the green house effect, global warming, what pollution does to people and how much pollution exhaust from cars vehicles contributes to it all.

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    If we don’t do things to help save this earth now, the future generations will suffer. Anything and everything humans can do to help decrease polluti…

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  • Jim from Colorado

    The government has its nose in way too many things. Car manufacturers will police themselves on this as they want to sell cars, not have a load of inventory that won’t sell due to one reason or another. Trump is right to roll back Obama’s overreach. If people want to live under a form of government that regulates everything, go live in NOKO or Cuba. Their record on environmental stuff is abysmal.

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    The government has its nose in way too many things. Car manufacturers will police themselves on this as they want to sell cars, not have a load of in…

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  • Aidan from Arizona

    It would be a bad idea to reduce federal emission standards because climate change is already a massive problem. What we’ve already done to the climate is going to change it dramatically for the entire planet over the next decade, even if we somehow stop pumping millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and stop the massive reduction of forest lands today. The problem is going to get worse faster the more we pollute, so even if the current federal regulations are a bandaid on bullet wound maintaining them will still ultimately be in our best interests. The more we do to solve this problem now, the less people will have to die and property will be destroyed by the coming catastrophe.

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    It would be a bad idea to reduce federal emission standards because climate change is already a massive problem. What we’ve already done to the climat…

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  • Zachary from Florida

    I never think that it is a good idea for the government to set regulations on consumer goods. One major reason is varying situational standards. In a crowded city, it may make sense to limit the amount of vehicle pollution considering there are usually many other methods of transportation such as subways and buses. However, the issue comes into play in less urbanized places. In smaller towns as well as in vast farmlands it becomes more difficult to avoid use of a personal motorized vehicle. Many farmers require the use of plows, tractors, and other sorts of machinery, but they also have to drive to town occasionally to purchase goods that they otherwise would not be capable of obtaining. This is a similar situation for people of small towns where large scale transportation systems have not yet been fully established. It should be up to the vehicle manufacturers to advance in technology at their own rate to make cheaper more sustainable transportation rather than the government to force such change upon the public altogether.

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    • Anna from Ohio

      I believe that our economy and world in general needs to have the pollution under control. No, our country doesn’t show too many signs of pollution, but it is spreading throughout other countries leaving people unable to breathe, with lung conditions, and an earlier death rate due to all the pullution they consume in a day just by breathing. We as americans, need to figure out a safe way to regulate the amount of pollution these transportation mechanisms are giving off because it is hurting our animals, people in neighboring countries, and ourselves.

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  • Kaitlin from Georgia

    I do not believe the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. According to the UN, the world could be facing “catastrophic climate change by the year 2030”. If we were to create this new standard and rebuke Obama’s policies, there would not be enough positive effects to counter the negative ones. Without enforcing environmentally competent automobile restrictions, illness and death rates will grow exponentially. A recent article from NBC states the results if Trump’s new policies were to be enacted, “199 additional cases of acute bronchitis a year, 62 added emergency room visits from respiratory distress annually and a total of 16,819 missed work days per year”. Trump’s administration claims the benefits of the new policies would be lowering the costs of cars to financially achievable levels for families and increase safety on the road for Americans. In all actuality, environmentally safe cars are becoming exponentially cheaper as the amount of them produced increases. Trump’s “safety” claim is simply a snippet of the truth. As stated in the New York Times, “improving fuel-economy standards would actually lead to about 100 fewer auto-related casualties over the next 13 years.” Furthermore, the Earth is expected to warm by seven degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. NBC writes, “The 7 degree increase anticipated in the fuel efficiency report likely would trigger flooding of New York, Miami and other coastal cities, along with a string of other disasters”. We must act to save our environment. We cannot regress and rely on policies that clearly are more harmful than beneficial.

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    I do not believe the federal government should create a single, reduced standard for automobile emissions. According to the UN, the world could be fac…

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  • Klara from Montana

    These new laws would completely demolish the automobile industry because these new limits are unrealistic. No one could meet the standards and businesses would close, forcing USA customers to buy vehicles manufactured in other countries who likely lie about their statistics in order to sell more. It is also possible that these new vehicles would increase the rate of pollution in the manufacturing of these products.

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    These new laws would completely demolish the automobile industry because these new limits are unrealistic. No one could meet the standards and busines…

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  • Ben from Montana

    I can’t afford new cars. I have to drive old cars. There should be a restriction on the emissions of newly manufactured cars, not old cars.

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  • Emma from Montana

    It would be hard to control emission standards in cities vs. small towns and set a standard that would be meetable for both.

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  • laddie from Montana

    It’s not like if we take certain cars off the road that its going to make that much of a difference.

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  • Branson from Montana

    No because certain trucks have bigger engines therefore they will need less emissions to keep those trucks running as efficiently as possible

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  • Gabrielle from Alabama

    There is a fine line between the government meddling in the lives of citizens and allow citizens to do what they’d like. When it pertains to the topic of car emissions, however, the government has an obligation to the wellbeing of its citizens. Limiting the control the government has on car emission regulations would result in more negative impacts than positive.

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  • Josie from North Carolina

    The government should not be regulating what type of cars that corporations can make, rather, they should put a higher tax on gasoline like there is in many parts of Europe. This will reduce the negative extranalities and give the people the incentive to invest in less fuel consuming cars.

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    The government should not be regulating what type of cars that corporations can make, rather, they should put a higher tax on gasoline like there is i…

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  • Vaden from Nevada

    I believe that pollution emitted is caused by the people and can not be regulated by the government.

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