Enviros Gear Up To Defend Obama EPA’s Gas-Mileage Standards

"The tug of war over how much more fuel efficient new cars and trucks should be in coming years — a fight that once seemed all but settled — will play out again on Wednesday in a downtown Washington hotel.

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding an all-day hearing on its proposal to reconsider requirements that the U.S. car and light-truck fleet achieve an average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The Obama administration had pushed for the standard as a key part of its efforts to scale back the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.

In another sign that the Trump administration intends to chart a starkly different course on climate change, the EPA announced plans earlier this year to withdraw the Obama administration’s final decision on strict fuel-efficiency standards for future cars and light trucks."

Brady Dennis reports for the Washington Post September 6, 2017.

Source: Washington Post, 09/06/2017