Trump directs EPA to reinstate midterm CAFE evaluation

March 16, 2017 |

In Michigan, President Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the final determination of greenhouse gas standards (GHG) for model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles and, in harmony with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to reinstate the midterm evaluation of the GHG and corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light trucks for MY 2022-2025.

President Trump met with auto executives and workers in Ypsilanti Wednesday where he announced he’s directing the EPA to put the midterm review back on the original schedule and make a new final determination by April 2018.

In November, EPA issued a proposed determination on the appropriateness of the MY 2022-2025 standards. Shortly after in January, the Obama administration issued a final determination, 14 months ahead of schedule, that those late-term standards remain feasible and should be kept as is. Trump has directed EPA to revisit the final determination to allow additional consultation with the public, NHTSA and the California Air Resources Board.

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