This New York Times editorial applauds President Obama’s announcement yesterday of new, 30% higher fuel economy standards. The Times calls it a win-win-win: less dependence on foreign oil, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced driver costs. Yet some in Congress want to overturn E.P.A.’s jurisdiction.
The dust has settled at COP27, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where a record 45,000 people registered to attend. The longest running summit of all the conferences, agreements made in the final moments has left us all with hope but also doubts.