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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg mural in Canada vandalized

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A newly painted mural of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was vandalized in Canada with a pro-oil message, and later with French slurs.

Thunberg on Friday lead a climate strike outside the Alberta legislature in the province’s capital city of Edmonton. The Province newspaper reported about 8,000 were in attendance.

Local artist AJA Louden told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that he painted the mural on a free expression graffiti wall across the city at the same Thunberg spoke. While the CBC was filming footage of the mural Friday, James Bagnell sprayed “Stop the Lies. This is Oil Country!!!” over the image of the teenager’s face.

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“This is Alberta. This is oil country. My father has worked in the oil industry. We don’t need foreigners coming in and telling us how to run our business, support our families, put food on our tables,” he told the CBC.

“I think it’s absolutely intolerant of them to tell us how to change our lives and our people. She should go back to her country and try to make her country better,” he continued. Bagnell also said Thunberg was just “doing what she’s told,” and should “just shut up until you have solutions.”

The CBC reported that by Sunday afternoon the mural had been even further defaced. Thunberg’s eyes had been blackened and crossed out, a French derogatory slur had been added and someone wrote the message “Agent provacateur out of Canada!”

The artist initially included the messages “Thank you, Greta,” and “Thank you, Beaver Hills Clan,” a reference to the grassroots group that planned Thunberg’s event. Louden told the CBC he was not upset that his mural was defaced given the wall where he painted it welcomes all forms of free expression.

“I painted the portrait over somebody else’s art work,” Louden said. “So I don’t feel upset at all about somebody going over mine. One of the goals with painting that portrait was to further the conversation.”

Critics said Thunberg’s speech—which was peppered with cries from pro-oil and gas counter-protesters—called for action on climate change but failed to propose any plans for possible solutions, the Edmonton Journal reported.

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She said wealthier “countries such as Canada and Sweden need to get down to zero emissions much faster so people in poorer countries can heighten their standard of living by building the infrastructure we have already built,” according to Reuters.

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Gutfeld on the climate hysteria protests

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Climate freaks shut down traffic in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

As this idiocy rolls on, we should note that people trying to go to work and put food on their tables don’t hurt the environment. Creating endless blocks of idling cars and trucks does. Which is what that tantrum did.

And this didn’t harm the powerful. A traffic jam just becomes their drivers’ problem.

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The UPS lady doesn’t have that luxury. Or anyone trying to get to the emergency room, or a loved one to chemo.

The media elevates these idiots.

Because rather than interfering with their lives, activism gives the media an easy assignment.

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Just walk outside and shove a microphone at a pathetic attention-seeker. It beats real work.

Worse, we have adults advocating for handing life-changing over decisions to children.

Seriously, is this healthy?

Here’s a question. What would happen if parents in a cult maniacally and falsely informed their children that the world will end in a decade?

Teachers would call social workers — and they would take the kids.

That’s the unspeakable truth media hacks ignore.

Never mind that kids know nothing about nuclear energy or the costs of solar or wind power.

It’s what adults are doing to those children — by fomenting terror — that’s so gross and immoral.

But activists and media know kids make great political shields because any critical response will be cast as punching down.

Blocking a path to work for thousands is the real low blow.

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The media won’t see it that way.

They’re too busy showing how much they care before packing their gear back into their gas-guzzling, idling vans and heading to the airport for the next climate summit.

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on Sept. 23, 2019.

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Daniel Turner: The UN’s traveling climate change salvation show — Nothing saves the world like a meeting

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The United Nations and its thousands of ambassadors, staffers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and world community experts are all gathering in New York. And there is nothing the United Nations does better than meet.

They are terrible, for example, at peacekeeping. In parts of Africa, the U.N. peacekeepers are the ones raping the refugees. The U.N. has been unwilling or at least unable to stop the practice.

The U.N. takes human rights as seriously as they take peacekeeping. The United States withdrew last year from the U.N. Human Rights Council, which then-Ambassador Nikki Haley called “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.” The council, which has as members such bastions of human rights as China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia, has passed resolutions condemning Israel more than every other nation combined.

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But what the U.N. does best, meet, it also does often. With annual expenditures hovering around $50 billion, there’s plenty of money for some great meetings. And there is no other cause more worthy of international meetings than climate change.

It’s an existential threat, as the 2020 Democrat candidates have often repeated. And we only have 12 years left to fix it.  Or 11. Maybe 10. Regardless of the science, or lack thereof, one thing is certain: in order to tackle climate change, the U.N. needs a lot of meetings.

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Less than a year ago, 30,000 people attended a two-week event in Poland focused on climate change. With workshops, breakout sessions, soaring speeches, and weighty panels, the conference had a carbon footprint equivalent of an 8,000-person town for an entire year. One would hope those thousands of people accomplished something significant to justify such emissions.

They didn’t.

So, they met again in April at a U.N. Climate Expo in Korea, but that was after the Nairobi U.N. Climate Assembly, held a month earlier in March which attracted 5,000 people from 179 nations.

What the U.N. does best, meet, it also does often. With annual expenditures hovering around $50 billion, there’s plenty of money for some great meetings. And there is no other cause more worthy of international meetings than climate change.   

Those climate change activists sure are racking up the frequent flier miles!

After Korea came the June Abu Dhabi U.N. Climate Conference.  There, thousands of concerned jet-setting eco-warriors gathered around the central purpose: “to take stock of progress so far.”

Regardless of the science, or lack thereof, one thing is certain: in order to tackle climate change, the U.N. needs a lot of meetings.

They must not have been happy with the results because three weeks later was the next U.N. Climate Conference in Bonn. Put away the hummus and get out the Schnitzel.

The stated goal of the Germany conference was, and this is no joke, “to set the stage for raising ambition.”

Not exactly Churchillian.

The U.N. calls climate change “the greatest threat to human rights,” but seeing how their peacekeepers and human rights commissioners act, it’s not surprising their actions are more like HR meetings and corporate icebreakers.

After an entire year of “taking stock” and having “set the stage” on multiple continents at magnificent resorts, here we are in New York City.

And this time it’s serious. Maybe this U.N. conference will inspire us to “get on the same page” or “test the waters.” Regardless of the jargon, there will be meetings and memos and PowerPoints. And lunches and dinners and banquets. I looked online at the top 10 hotels in the city. Every one of them is booked solid.

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Nothing prepares climate-change warriors for a conference like high-thread-count sheets.

Just in case the New York City conference doesn’t achieve all of its goals, fret not. The next U.N. Climate Conference is already on the books for December in Santiago, Chile. There, during an entire week, thousands of climate-change activists will do what they do best: meet. And that meeting may even generate a resolution.

It certainly will generate more meetings.

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The fear-mongering rhetoric on climate change will continue to ramp up during our 2020 presidential election. More politicians will call for bans on meat, on coal, on cars. You will be told to alter your life, give up your property, change your diet. And in the midst of that radical posturing, as you are told of an imminent end of civilization, remember the world leaders, the ones who care the most about the issue, the ones leading the very charge, are unable to jump on a conference call.

Next time you are told to put down your cheeseburger by politicians who arrived in your town on a chartered jet, tell them they should leave the campaign trail and go work for the U.N. At least that way they get to be hypocrites and see the world.

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Daniel Turner: The UN’s traveling climate change salvation show — Nothing saves the world like a meeting

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The United Nations and its thousands of ambassadors, staffers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and world community experts are all gathering in New York. And there is nothing the United Nations does better than meet.

They are terrible, for example, at peacekeeping. In parts of Africa, the U.N. peacekeepers are the ones raping the refugees. The U.N. has been unwilling or at least unable to stop the practice.

The U.N. takes human rights as seriously as they take peacekeeping. The United States withdrew last year from the U.N. Human Rights Council, which then-Ambassador Nikki Haley called “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.” The council, which has as members such bastions of human rights as China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia, has passed resolutions condemning Israel more than every other nation combined.

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But what the U.N. does best, meet, it also does often. With annual expenditures hovering around $50 billion, there’s plenty of money for some great meetings. And there is no other cause more worthy of international meetings than climate change.

It’s an existential threat, as the 2020 Democrat candidates have often repeated. And we only have 12 years left to fix it.  Or 11. Maybe 10. Regardless of the science, or lack thereof, one thing is certain: in order to tackle climate change, the U.N. needs a lot of meetings.

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Less than a year ago, 30,000 people attended a two-week event in Poland focused on climate change. With workshops, breakout sessions, soaring speeches, and weighty panels, the conference had a carbon footprint equivalent of an 8,000-person town for an entire year. One would hope those thousands of people accomplished something significant to justify such emissions.

They didn’t.

So, they met again in April at a U.N. Climate Expo in Korea, but that was after the Nairobi U.N. Climate Assembly, held a month earlier in March which attracted 5,000 people from 179 nations.

What the U.N. does best, meet, it also does often. With annual expenditures hovering around $50 billion, there’s plenty of money for some great meetings. And there is no other cause more worthy of international meetings than climate change.   

Those climate change activists sure are racking up the frequent flier miles!

After Korea came the June Abu Dhabi U.N. Climate Conference.  There, thousands of concerned jet-setting eco-warriors gathered around the central purpose: “to take stock of progress so far.”

Regardless of the science, or lack thereof, one thing is certain: in order to tackle climate change, the U.N. needs a lot of meetings.

They must not have been happy with the results because three weeks later was the next U.N. Climate Conference in Bonn. Put away the hummus and get out the Schnitzel.

The stated goal of the Germany conference was, and this is no joke, “to set the stage for raising ambition.”

Not exactly Churchillian.

The U.N. calls climate change “the greatest threat to human rights,” but seeing how their peacekeepers and human rights commissioners act, it’s not surprising their actions are more like HR meetings and corporate icebreakers.

After an entire year of “taking stock” and having “set the stage” on multiple continents at magnificent resorts, here we are in New York City.

And this time it’s serious. Maybe this U.N. conference will inspire us to “get on the same page” or “test the waters.” Regardless of the jargon, there will be meetings and memos and PowerPoints. And lunches and dinners and banquets. I looked online at the top 10 hotels in the city. Every one of them is booked solid.

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Nothing prepares climate-change warriors for a conference like high-thread-count sheets.

Just in case the New York City conference doesn’t achieve all of its goals, fret not. The next U.N. Climate Conference is already on the books for December in Santiago, Chile. There, during an entire week, thousands of climate-change activists will do what they do best: meet. And that meeting may even generate a resolution.

It certainly will generate more meetings.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The fear-mongering rhetoric on climate change will continue to ramp up during our 2020 presidential election. More politicians will call for bans on meat, on coal, on cars. You will be told to alter your life, give up your property, change your diet. And in the midst of that radical posturing, as you are told of an imminent end of civilization, remember the world leaders, the ones who care the most about the issue, the ones leading the very charge, are unable to jump on a conference call.

Next time you are told to put down your cheeseburger by politicians who arrived in your town on a chartered jet, tell them they should leave the campaign trail and go work for the U.N. At least that way they get to be hypocrites and see the world.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM DANIEL TURNER

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Trump administration moves toward national fuel economy standard, prepares for legal battle with California

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced Thursday a “One National Program Rule,” paving the way for the federal government to set national uniform standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light-duty trucks — in a move to block California’s current requirements.

The Trump administration claims the national standard would give Americans access to vehicles that are less expensive, safer and cleaner. The administration also says it will result in millions of new car sales, boosting the U.S. auto manufacturing industry. The “One National Program Rule” aims to prohibit states from imposing their own stricter standards, as California has done, and the administration challenged the Golden State’s ability to do so.

“Today’s action meets President Trump’s commitment to establish uniform fuel economy standards for vehicles across the United States, ensuring that no State has the authority to opt out of the Nation’s rules, and no state has the right to impose its policies on the rest of the country,” Chao said.

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California’s authority to set its own emissions standards, which are tougher than the federal government’s, goes back to a waiver issued by Congress during passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970. The state has long pushed automakers to adopt more fuel-efficient passenger vehicles that emit less pollution. A dozen states and the District of Columbia also follow California’s fuel economy standards.

The Trump administration decision revokes that waiver, touching off what is sure to be another high-profile legal fight with California.

In anticipation of the move, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Tuesday that the administration’s action will hurt both U.S. automakers and American families. He said California would fight the administration in federal court.

“You have no basis and no authority to pull this waiver,” Becerra, a Democrat, said in a statement, referring to Trump. “We’re ready to fight for a future that you seem unable to comprehend.”

EPA General Counsel Matt Leopold said Thursday, “We’re ready to defend our interpretation of the waiver withdraw.” He said they are confident that the administration would succeed.

The move comes after the Justice Department recently opened an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four automakers for tougher pollution and related mileage requirements than those sought by Trump.

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Wheeler said Thursday that the administration has asked California for the legal authority for their agreement. He also took a shot at California’s environmental woes, claiming that the state has “the worst air quality in the United States,” and that they should put their efforts into solving that problem.

“We hope that the state will focus on these issues rather than trying to set fuel economy standards for the entire country,” Wheeler said.

The Associated Press has contributed to this report.

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Trump says EPA to slap San Francisco with violations related to homeless population

President Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday that within a week, his administration will slap San Francisco with a notice of environmental violations related to the city’s homelessness problem.

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Trump made the remarks while returning to Washington, D.C. after a two-day fundraising trip in California.

Trump said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will give San Francisco a notice related to the “tremendous” amount of pollution flowing into the ocean from the city’s storm sewers, Reuters reported. He also said hypodermic needles also littered the sewers there and were polluting the sea. Trump did not mention the source of the information.

“It’s a terrible situation that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,” Trump said. “And, we’re going to be giving San Francisco, they’re in total violation, we’re going to be giving them a notice very soon.”

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“They have to clean it up. We can’t have out cities going to hell,” he added, according to Bloomberg.

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Mark Levin: Decades of failed ‘eco-predictions’ more about politics than climate

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Radio host Mark Levin claimed activists and environmentalists have spent a half-century warning of the dangers of climate change, global warming and sometimes global cooling, but have seen none of their time-sensitive premonitions come true.

The former Reagan White House official said Wednesday on “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One that these “eco-pocalyptic predictions” have often been used to advance a political agenda.

“Fifty years of failed eco-predictions, eco-pocalyptic predictions,” he said. “This climate change stuff — we’re supposed to destroy our society — the media are now fully behind it.”

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He went on to cite a new review by a conservative think tank that catalogs many of the predictions made in recent decades.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has put together a lengthy compilation of apocalyptic predictions dating back decades that did not come to pass, timed as Democratic presidential candidates and climate activists refocus attention on the issue.

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The dire predictions, often repeated in the media, warned of a variety of impending disasters – famine, drought, an ice age, and even disappearing nations – if the world failed to act on climate change.

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An Associated Press headline from 1989 read, “Rising seas could obliterate nations: U.N. officials.” The article detailed a U.N. environmental official warning that entire nations would be eliminated if the world failed to reverse warming by 2000.

Then there were the fears that the world would experience a never-ending “cooling trend in the Northern Hemisphere.” That claim came from an “international team of specialists” cited by The New York Times in 1978.

On “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One, Levin said none of the predictions with “due dates” have come true and yet many Democrats are using the threat of the effects of climate change to put forth monumental policy proposals.

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“It’s happening right before our eyes, and it’s going to destroy the country, as they try to push us into a socialistic economic system and destroy what’s left of our constitutional system,” he said.

“It’s been a subterfuge to undermine our constitutional system, to undermine our capitalist system, and to create this almost zen-like support for this radical agenda — which has as its purpose to destroy many of our freedom institutions in this country.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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California Attorney General vows to sue if Trump revokes state’s clean car waiver

California’s Attorney General on Tuesday vowed to sue the Trump administration if it moved forward with revoking the state’s authority to enforce stricter car emission standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency expected Wednesday to roll back aspects of the Clean Air Act, which California has for years used to set its own emissions standards. Revoking the special waiver would mean that no state can enact stricter pollution controls than the federal government.

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FILE: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, left, accompanied by Gov. Gavin Newsom, discusses the lawsuit the state has filed against the Trump administration’s new rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who receive government assistance.  (AP)

“While the White House clings to the past, automakers and American families embrace cleaner cars,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement. “The evidence is irrefutable: today’s clean car standards are achievable, science-based, and a boon for hardworking American families and public health.”

“You have no basis and no authority to pull this waiver,” Becerra added. “We’re ready to fight for a future that you seem unable to comprehend; we’ll see you in court if you stand in our way.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom also weighed in, saying that “California won’t ever wait for permission from Washington to protect the health and safety of children and families.

“While the White House has abdicated its responsibility to the rest of the world on cutting emissions and fighting global warming, California has stepped up,” he wrote.

Newsom also accused the Trump administration of being motivated by a “political vendetta,” rather than “(learning) from California.”

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California’s authority to set tougher emissions standards goes back to the waiver issued by Congress during passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970. The state has long pushed automakers to adopt more fuel-efficient passenger vehicles that emit less pollution.

California struck a deal earlier this year with four of the world’s largest automakers – Ford, Honda, BMW, Volkswagen – to bypass the Trump administration’s freeze emissions and fuel economy standards adopted under Obama at 2021 levels.

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Word of the EPA’s impending announcement comes as the president is in California on Tuesday for an overnight trip that includes GOP fundraising events near San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mark Levin: Forget gun control, politicians should scrap fuel strict fuel standards to save lives

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Democratic politicians should consider revamping fuel efficiency standards instead of gun control laws if they want to help save lives in the future, according to Mark Levin.

Most Democrats revile automobile technology because it provides for more personal freedom, and they have sought to stifle it at the expense of people’s lives, Levin claimed Monday on “The Mark Levin Show on Westwood One.”

“So, starting with the Arab oil embargo of 1973, in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — or OPEC — cut oil exports to the United States for supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War, the automobile has been relentlessly demonized as the enemy of the environment.”

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The “Life, Liberty & Levin” host added that in reaction to the embargo, the federal government imposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (CAFE) on automobiles in 1975, which leaders like former President Barack Obama sought to strengthen further.

“They attack the fact we are energy independent,” he said of some Democratic politicians. “They attack fossil fuels.”

“The left and the Democratic Party exists to destroy progress and its proponents argue that more efficient cars would cut gasoline use, thereby reducing reliance on foreign oil and pollution.”

He said, in addition, that people have died because cars are built to be less structurally resilient.

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“In order to meet the per-gallon fuel efficiency standards set by Congress, the automobile industry was required to reduce the size and weight of vehicles,” he said, adding cars now, “contain more plastic and aluminum than ever before,” and leave occupants, “more vulnerable to injury and death from most kinds of accidents — Has anybody heard this issue by anybody?”

“Our Congress is coming back and we’re told they’re going to look at gun control, but they’re not going to look at the CAFE standards… it would destroy the narrative of the left.

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“The left, since 1975, vastly increased the CAFE standards, which this president has rolled back,” he added, going on to point to the levels initially set under the Obama administration.

When the standards were conceived in 2012, the fleet-wide mileage target for 2025 was 54.5 mpg. But because more trucks and SUVs are now being sold, that number was reduced to 51.4, the EPA said in 2018.

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Levin said it was a good thing Trump rolled back those standards: “Can you imagine the number of people who would’ve been slaughtered on our roads as a result of such an insane and arbitrary figure.”

“This was celebrated in the media,” he said of the Obama-era increase of CAFE standards.

“So much depends on the priority of what we’re told — the agenda that is pushed… all we get is this endless propaganda.”

The Trump administration said in 2018 people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards.

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Overall, “improvements over time have better longer-term effects simply by not alienating consumers, as compared to great leaps forward” in fuel efficiency and other technology, the administration argued. It contended that freezing the mileage requirements at 2020 levels would save up to 1,000 lives per year.

New vehicles would be cheaper — and heavier — if they don’t have to meet more stringent fuel requirements and more people would buy them, the draft says, and that would put more drivers in safer, newer vehicles that pollute less.

Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the administration’s proposals prepared in 2018, excerpts of which were obtained by The Associated Press.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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San Francisco airport to ban sale of plastic water bottles

San Francisco International Airport will ban the sale of single-use water bottles this month in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

Plastic water bottles will be removed from airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. In their place, travelers can buy metal or glass ones.

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San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. The change will take effect Aug. 20. (Associated Press)

The airport already requires single-use foodware to be compostable. It’s unclear if venders will be penalized if they sell plastic bottles after the ban takes effect Aug. 20.

Approximately 4 million water bottles are sold each year at the airport.

The ban is part of a city ordinance approved in 2014 that prohibits the sale of plastic water bottles on city property.

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The city also plans to cut net carbon emissions and energy use to zero and eliminate nearly all landfill waste in the next two years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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