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EPA to reexamine emission standards for cars and light duty trucks

Staff Writer |
Department of Transportation Secretary (DOT) Elaine Chao and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will revisit the previous administration’s emission rule.

The rules is about standards to increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025.

The Midterm Evaluation process that is being revisitedy, was established as a part of the 2012 final greenhouse gas emissions standards for model years 2017-2025.

This requires EPA to determine no later than April 1, 2018, whether the 2022 - 2025 standards established are appropriate. The action the agency is taking today will ensure that deadline is met.

If the agency believes that the final determination issued by the previous administration is not realistic, it would submit a new proposal for public comment.

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