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University of Redlands

University of Redlands environmental economist says evidence shows carmakers can meet stricter standards, as California aligns with major players against Trump Administration proposed rollbacks

21-Aug-2020 5:15 PM EDT, by University of Redlands

Dr. Nicholas Reksten is an environmental economist at the University of Redlands who can speak with authority about the economic impact of the Trump Administration's attempt to roll back fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards. 

"We have ample evidence that carmakers can meet stricter standards when they are required to.  This is also supported by the fact that several carmakers have reached a deal with authorities in California to pursue stricter requirements." (L.A. Times report, Aug. 17)

Biography :
Dr. Reksten joined the economics department at the University of Redlands in 2016 after teaching at Sarah Lawrence College and American University. His expertise ranges from basic economics to the economic impact of environmental issues. He is an award-winning educator and researcher with a unique focus on economics and the environment.

 

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