U.S. TO TRIM GAS MILEAGE RULES

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The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion is ex­pected to an­nounce it will roll back au­to­mo­bile gas mileage and pol­lu­tion stan­dards that were a pil­lar in the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s plans to com­bat cli­mate change. It’s not clear whether the an­nounce­ment will in­clude a spe­cific num­ber, but cur­rent reg­u­la­tions from the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency re­quire the fleet of new ve­hi­cles to get 36 miles per gal­lon in real-world driv­ing by 2025. That’s about 10 mpg over the ex­ist­ing stan­dard. En­vi­ron­men­tal groups, who predict in­creased green­house gas emis­sions and more gaso­line con­sump­tion if the stan­dards are re­laxed, say the an­nounce­ment could come Tues­day. Any change is likely to set up a lengthy le­gal show­down with Cal­i­for­nia, which cur­rently has the power to set its own pol­lu­tion and gas mileage stan­dards and doesn’t want them to change.

THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

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