Groups Contend Rolling Back Auto Emission Standards will Hurt IA
April 2, 2020
by Mike Moen
DES MOINES, Iowa. -- Environmental groups say Iowa residents will feel the harmful effects of weaker auto-emission standards now moving forward under the Trump administration. On Tuesday, White House officials announced a new rule requiring a 1.5% increase in efficiency through 2026, much lower than the current standards.
Iowa may not have a lot of clogged freeways, but Morgan Folger, director of Environment Iowa, said her group's research suggests a number of cities still have air-quality issues.
"In the Cedar Rapids area and in Council Bluffs, Iowa, people lived in areas that...