The Korea Times

EPA to ease back emissions standards

- (AP)

Environmen­tal regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Obama was not appropriat­e and set standards “too high.”

The Environmen­tal Protection Agency said it completed a review that will affect vehicles for model years 2022-2025. EPA Administra­tor Scott Pruitt says the agency will work with all states, including California, to finalize new standards.

California has a waiver that allows it to impose stricter rules. Some conservati­ve groups are pressing Pruitt to get rid of the waiver but California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will resist.

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