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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 02:56 AM

Sources: US to propose mpg rules freeze at 2020 levels

U.S. regulators are poised to propose a freeze on fuel-efficiency standards at 2020 levels, according to two people familiar with the plan, which would erode an ambitious Obama-era initiative to curb planet-warming greenhouse gases.

A draft of the proposed rule, still being developed, outlines eight scenarios for replacing the Obama administration requirements that aimed to slash carbon dioxide emissions from cars and light trucks, said two people, who asked to speak anonymously because the deliberations are private.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which are developing a proposal for the White House, will offer a range of options, the people say. But the agencies will recommend one that would freeze the target for 2020 through 2026, one of the people said.

The preferred option was earlier reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The EPA disputed that the agencies were proposing a freeze, citing ongoing discussions.


Much more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2018/04/27/trump-administration-propose-freezing-gas-mileage-rules-levels/34327119/


The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which are developing a proposal for the White House, will offer a range of options, the people say. But the agencies will recommend one that would freeze the target for 2020 through 2026, one of the people said.
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