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Rhodium’s Climate Economist Testifies to US House Panel: ‘We haven’t been pricing pollution correctly’

Rhodium Climate Economist Emily Wimberger testified to House lawmakers on the potential impact of the Trump administration’s announced plans to revoke California’s unique authority to set emissions standards, part of a broader rollback of fuel economy rules. Wimberger appeared alongside economists and political officials for a subcommittee hearing titled, “Trump’s Wrong Turn on Clean Cars: The Effects of Fuel Efficiency Rollbacks on the Climate, Car Companies, and California,” which delved into the proposed rule and how it might impact US competitiveness and greenhouse gas emissions trends.

Wimberger’s testimony explained the origin of California’s waiver, the potential impact of proposed rollbacks on meeting climate and air quality targets, and the effect for automakers.