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EPA to Overturn Obama-Era Auto Emissions Standards

EPA head Scott Pruitt did not offer details about the scope of the revision



    EPA to Roll Back Auto Emissions Standards

    Scott Pruitt, then-director of the Environmental Protection Agency, talked about plans to ease emissions standards for cars and trucks at a press event in April. Regulators said a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set standards "too high." (Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018)

    The Environmental Protection Agency will overturn the Obama administration's tough new requirements to boost fuel efficiency and cut greenhouse gases from passenger cars, CNBC reported.

    The Trump administration was widely expected to announce that it would scale back the standards for model year 2022-2025 cars and trucks finalized under President Barack Obama. On Monday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency will revise the rules.

    Pruitt did not offer details about the scope of the revision.

    The so-called corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, standards are currently set to jump to about 50 miles per gallon by 2025, presenting an engineering challenge to the U.S. automotive industry.

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