Trump’s EPA proposes rollback of Obama emission standards

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from New York Post,

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards that were to take effect after 2020 and bar other states from creating their own stricter regulations for tailpipe emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation said the increase in emission standards for cars built from 2021 to 2026 would hurt car sales and improve safety of motorists across the country.

They want to freeze them at the proposed 2020 level.

“We are delivering on President Trump’s promise to the American public that his administration would address and fix the current fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards,” Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement, adding that the White House is seeking a solution amenable to all 50 states.

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