16 Mar '17, 10am

Standards, and Maybe That’s a Good Thing. Maybe...

On a visit to Michigan yesterday, President Trump pledged to launch a review of vehicle fuel-efficiency standards set by the Obama administration, which was framed as an effort to protect American manufacturing jobs. The announcement instantly incited blowback. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said the review will “lead to costly litigation and create needless uncertainty for the auto industry.” Tom Steyer, president of NextGen Climate, said Trump is “choosing to poison our air and threaten the economic security of American families, just to boost the fossil fuel industry’s bottom line.” And Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the change “makes no sense.” “Mileage standards save consumers money at the gas pump, make Americans less dependent on oil, reduce carbon pollution and advance innovation,” Suh said in a statement. “The current standards hel...

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