Biden Backward On Energy

The Biden White House is run by ideologues who do not understand the real world.

Nowhere is this more evident than on energy.

CFACT joined a coalition of nine public policy organizations to co-sign a letter detailing the egregious mistake that regressing to the “CAFE” fuel standards for vehicles would be.  Read the full letter.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to go back to the problematic Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for vehicles. The Trump Administration had previously replaced CAFE with the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule.

CAFE standards mandate unrealistic fuel efficiency requirements which force automakers to push tiny little vehicles and electric cars that are less safe or short range and not what the American driver wants or needs.

CAFE essentially gave California the power to bully the rest of the nation into its fuel efficiency rules, as the Obama Administration granted California an unlawful exemption from federal standards.

The people running Biden’s energy policy are making an even bigger mistake in their plans to factor in a radical “social cost of carbon” number to press a dishonest big green thumb down on the scales when undertaking cost-benefit analysis of their energy policies.

Not only is this “social cost” factor derived through wildly inaccurate assumptions, it ignores the tremendous social benefits which flow from affordable, abundant, domestically produced energy.

This social cost ploy is so mistaken that 12 states have filed suit against it.  CFACT is taking direct action by informing the court through a fact-filled amicus brief which debunks the mistaken assumptions behind social cost math and details the social benefits Biden’s handlers so blithely ignore.

Details and plans to follow.

EDITORS NOTE: This CFACT column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

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