The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new requirements on December 20th, 2021 that limit vehicular pollution that contributes to global warming. This rule requires new vehicles to average 55 miles per gallon of gas by 2026, which would save 360 billion gallons of gas and avert 3.1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions through 2050. Overall, this will lead to a 15% reduction in the nation’s annual gas consumption by 2050. The EPA enacting this new rule is a promising step towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions and their impact on global warming and climate change.
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