"US Says Driving Would Be Riskier If Fuel Standards Tougher"

"WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards.

Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the administration’s proposals prepared this summer, excerpts of which were obtained by The Associated Press.

The excerpts also show the administration plans to challenge California’s long-standing authority to enact its own, tougher pollution and fuel standards."

Tom Krisher and Ellen Knickmeyer report for the Associated Press August 1, 2018.

Source: AP, 08/01/2018