Trump's Looming Fight With California Has Arrived

Administration revealed its proposal to roll back Obama rules on fuel standards
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2018 11:39 AM CDT
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In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) News broke in late March that the EPA was preparing to announce plans to weaken landmark fuel-efficiency goals put in place by the Obama administration, and that day has come to pass. The Trump administration on Thursday formally released its proposal, a joint effort with the EPA and Transportation Department, which would curtail an Obama-era rule that would have required vehicles to hit an average fuel economy mark of about 54mpg by 2025, a mark the administration has framed as too high and therefore problematic for manufacturers, reports the New York Times. Instead, the standard would be frozen after 2020 at roughly 37mpg, where it would remain though 2025, reports CNBC. More:

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