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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Pres. Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its recent conclusion that automakers would be able to meet strict limits on greenhouse gas emissions that would have vehicles getting more than 50 miles per gallon on average by 2025, standards set during the final month of the Obama Administration.

The review of the emissions limit and ambitious timeline for compliance was requested by automakers of passenger vehicles.

In 2016, the EPA released regulation to similarly tighten emission standards by 2027 for commercial trucks, buses and cargo vans. The trucking industry has not asked the Trump administration to reverse those rules, according to Sean McNally, spokesman for the American Trucking Associations.

Pres. Trump’s proposed budget includes slashing 31 percent of overall EPA funding and cutting over half of the 300 positions in the Federal Vehicle and Fuels Standards and Certification program, which is responsible for certifying that new vehicles, engines and fuels conform with clean air standards.

Pres. Trump is still leaving in place a waiver that lets California and other states enforce stricter rules within their own borders.

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