"Car Rules: Battle Lines Drawn As Trump Finalizes Rollback"

"Trump administration officials today defended their decision to finalize the rollback of clean car standards during the novel coronavirus crisis, prompting praise from conservatives and threats of lawsuits from environmentalists.

EPA and the Department of Transportation today released the second part of the rollback, which is formally known as the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule.

The 1,975-page proposal is aimed at weakening the vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards established by former President Obama in 2012."

Maxine Joselow reports for Greenwire March 31, 2020.


"Critics Blast Trump Mileage Rollback, Citing Environment And Health Concerns" (The Hill)

"Trump Calls New Fuel Economy Rule a Boon. Some Experts See Steep Costs." (New York Times)

"Obama Slams Rollback Of Vehicle Emission Standards In Rare Rebuke Of Trump" (CNN)

"Trump To Roll Back Obama-Era Clean Car Rules In Huge Blow To Climate Fight" (Guardian)

"Trump Finalizes Rollback Of Obama-Era Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards" (Reuters)

"Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Reduction Would Be Largest Anti-Climate Rollback Ever" (InsideClimate News)

"Obama Urges Voters To 'Demand Better' After Trump Rolls Back Fuel Standards" (The Hill)

"Trump Chides ‘Foolish’ Car Executives After Easing Mileage Rules" (Bloomberg Green)

"Trump Defends Fuel Efficiency Rollback As 'Helping Us Autoworkers'" (The Hill)

"Trump Moves Forward On Biggest Environmental Rollback To Date Amid Pandemic Chaos" (HuffPost)

"California Poised To Sue Trump Again To Stop Another Clean Car Rollback" (CalMatters)

"Trump Eases Pollution Rules For Cars, Setting Up Showdown With California" (Sacramento Bee)

Source: Greenwire, 04/01/2020