The Environmental Protection Agency is slated to receive $8.344 billion next year in its budget. On Tuesday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told a joint panel of two congressional subcommittees the budget includes cash earmarked for the agency’s first ever carbon pollution and fuel economy standards for heavy duty trucks.
What Jackson didn’t, say, however, is that the budget includes measures that will likely cost truck owners dearly in the future.
EPA Administrator Jackson was testifying Tuesday before a joint hearing of two subcommittees of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce “ Energy and Power, and Environment and Economy.
EPA reached agreements last year with heavy-duty truck manufacturers to mandate the nation’s first fuel economy standards for trucks. The standards will first take effect for model year 2014 trucks.