Coming Soon: Trump's Revised Fuel Efficiency Standards

The Trump administration has submitted revised fuel efficiency standards to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a final review. If approved, the rule would overturn a key environmental initiative of the Obama administration.

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January 23, 2020, 6:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to roll back stringent gas-mileage rules enacted by the Obama administration," reports Keith Lang.

The Trump administration has submitted a final version of the proposed changes to the fuel economy standards, but the public has yet to see the details of those changes. The plan, however, "is expected to call for reducing the required annual fleetwide average mpg increases for carmakers for model years 2021-2026 from the original 5% to a less stringent 1.5%."

The article includes more details on the political and legal process that has preceded the administration's submittal of the plan. Planetizen has been tracking the Trump administration's plans to revise the country's fuel efficiency standards as well as other automobile-related environmental regulation. Most recently, several car companies from around the world decided to work with the Trump administration against the more stringent auto emissions standards enforced by the state of California.

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