Published: October 2018

Trump administration to roll back fuel efficiency requirements

In comments to the Environmental Protection Agency, coalition advocates argue that the cuts outlined in Trump administration’s so-called Safe and Affordable Fuel Efficient rule, pose a threat to public safety by weakening Clean Air standards and driving up costs for consumers—harming low-income households the most with higher fuel costs, while driving up asthma rates and premature deaths.

Since 1978, the U.S. has required that cars achieve steadily better fuel economy. Earlier this year the Trump administration announced a new rule that would revoke some fuel economy standards set by the Obama administration. Advocates weighed in by opposing the rollback, arguing the proposal violates numerous procedural requirements, violates the Clean Air Act, and endangers Americans by weakening existing environmental standards and driving up fuel costs.

 

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AKPIRG | Arizona Consumer Council Foundation | Arizona PIRG Education Fund | California Public Interest Research Group Education Fund | Chicago Consumers Council | Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana | Colorado Public Interest Research Foundation | CONNPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Action | Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety | Florida Consumer Action Network | Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund | Illinois PIRG Education Fund | Maryland Public Interest Research Foundation | Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group Education Fund | Montana Organizing Project | New Mexico PIRG Education Fund | North Carolina Public Interest Research Group Education Fund | Ohio PIRG Education Fund | Oregon Citizens Utility Board | OSPIRG Foundation | Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group Education Fund | PIRGIM Education Fund | Policy Matters Ohio | Public Interest Research Foundation of New Jersey | Texas Consumer Association | Texas Public Interest Research Group Education Fund | US PIRG Education Fund | Virginia Citizens Consumers Council | Washington Public Interest Research Group Foundation | WISPIRG Foundation

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For more information, please visit Consumer Federation of America.

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Trump administration to roll back fuel efficiency requirements   (RollbackComments10-26.pdf)

 

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