It’s election season, so it’s time for Democrats in Congress to attempt to shut down donations to conservative nonprofits.
The Home Oversight Committee in late Could accused Marathon Petroleum of “driving” the Trump Administration’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-efficiency mandates. Along with looking for communications between Marathon lobbyists and federal officers, the letter demanded years of communications and monetary paperwork between Marathon and 23 free-market nonprofits, one oil-and-gas commerce affiliation, and Koch Industries.
The letter is signed by Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney of New York, Senate local weather enforcer Sheldon Whitehouse, and others. Democrats are indignant that the Trump Administration revised Mr. Obama’s company common fuel-economy (Cafe) requirements, which required auto makers to hit a fleetwide common of 54 miles a gallon by 2025.
The Democrats falsely declare the brand new rule—finalized in April with a mean of 40 miles per gallon—endangers the “well being and security of the American folks for the sake of upper income for oil corporations.” The Obama normal was pricey, unrealistic and loathed by auto makers, states and shoppers. Oil income had nothing to do with it.