Suits for Independent CAFE Standards Go With Blue States, and a Majority of Electoral Votes

Suits for Independent CAFE Standards Go With Blue States  and a Majority of Electoral Votes

The 23 States plus D.C. which are included in the suit for waivers to form their own fuel economy standards are led by California’s standards.  The Trump Administration wants to freeze the standards at that of 2021, or an average of 37 mpg.  The present Obama progress agreement is to progress to 54.5 mpg by 2025.  The great political conclusion, shown here, is that the aligned states have an electoral count total of 277 votes, while 270 are needed to win the next Presidential election.

Here are the CAFE suit states and their electoral votes:

California 55
New York 29
Illinois 20
Pennsylvania 20
N. Carolina 15
New Jersey 14
Virginia 13
Washington 12
Massachusetts 11
Maryland 10
Minnesota 10
Wisconsin 10
Colorado 9
Connecticut 7
Oregon 7
Nevada 6
New Mexico 5
Hawaii 4
Maine 4 (3 Dem.)
Rhône Island 4
Delaware 3
Montana 3
Vermont 3
D.C. 3

We indicate the size of the largely Republican states which are not part of the CAFE standards suit by listing the top 10 in electoral votes:

Texas 38
Florida 29
Ohio 18
Georgia 16
Michigan 16
Arizona 11
Tennessee 11
Indiana 11
Missouri 10
S.  Carolina 9


About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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