By now you may have heard of the big settlement that the US EPA and the Department of Justice made with Hyundai and Kia over greenhouse gas emissions.
A few quick thoughts:
For many years, EPA has enforced the Clean Air Act to make sure cars are as clean as they are advertised. It is very encouraging to see that EPA plans to make sure that climate-related emissions must also be as advertised.
In this case, consumers will receive a tangible benefit because the car makers were overstating their gas mileage and cheating not only the general public but also car buyers.
This is the latest effort by the Obama administration to make sure that climate issues are taken seriously.