Column / Harder Line

Why Trump should redo Obama’s fuel standards

A Trump photo over Obama's signature
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Of all the environmental regulations President Trump is rolling back, the ones that make the most sense to rewrite — but not repeal — are the fuel-efficiency standards former President Obama issued in 2012.

The bottom line: That's the conclusion of independent experts, and it's driven by two significant changes we've seen since 2012: lower gasoline prices and the politics of a rushed Obama administration regulatory review.