30 Apr '18, 1pm

Draft EPA memo freezes fuel economy standards at 42 mpg through 2026

Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss Enlarge Photo After announcing its intention last month to roll back emissions standards that require cars to get higher fuel economy, the EPA is now circulating a proposal in Washington to freeze the standards at 2020 levels through 2026. The story was first reported by the Los Angeles Times , and confirmed by Reuters . The proposal so far is a draft, which officials at the EPA and the NHTSA are discussing among others. Officials briefed on the proposal, however, say it is the leading recommendation. Traffic Enlarge Photo EPA spokesperson Liz Bowman declined to comment on the details of the draft plan. "The Agency is continuing to work with NHTSA to develop a joint proposed rule and is looking forward to the interagency process," she wrote in an email to the Los Angeles Times. Rather than continue to ratchet standard...

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