ICF supported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in preparing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 2012–2016 new rulemaking setting mile-per-gallon standards and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas emissions requirement for passenger cars and light trucks.
This project built on ICF's work completed in 2008 to prepare the EIS supporting an earlier version of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rulemaking for 2011–2015 model year cars and trucks. The new rulemaking was conducted jointly with EPA per President Obama's May 2009 announcement proposing a National Fuel Efficiency Policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. The EIS included a groundbreaking analysis of the climate change consequences of the proposed action, including modeling the incremental effect of the proposed action on climate change-related factors such as global mean temperature increase, changes in precipitation patterns, and sea level rise.
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