Mar 30, 2018 - Energy & Environment

EPA ready to roll back fuel targets for autos

"The Trump administration is poised to abandon America's pioneering fuel economy targets for cars and SUVs, a move that would undermine one of the world's most aggressive programs to confront climate change," the L.A. Times' Evan Halper writes:

The big picture: The EPA is expected to announce soon "that it will scrap mileage targets the Obama administration ... that aim to boost average fuel economy for passenger cars and SUVs to 55 miles per gallon by 2025... The agency plans to replace those targets with a weaker standard."

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