30 Mar '18, 9pm

EPA Expected to Roll Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Rules

EPA Expected to Roll Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce less strict fuel economy rules previously set by the Obama administration. According to the New York Times , the rollback, which reverses the mandatory near-doubling of the average fuel economy of new vehicles by 2015 to 54.5 mpg, is expected to be confirmed by EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in a Sunday declaration at a Chevrolet dealership event in Washington, D.C. The event will precede a more detailed proposal with the new requirements with no definitive deadline. The announcement clashes with California and the California Air Resources Board’s expectations of efficient fuel economy rules. As a result of Pruitt’s anticipated decision, the state is expected to file a lawsuit to counter. “We are going to do everything that can be done to defend these standards,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becer...

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