Bloomberg Law
April 3, 2018, 11:40 PM

Auto Suppliers Fear EPA Fuel Economy Process Lacks Data, Certainty

Abby Smith
Abby Smith

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is promising the auto sector regulatory certainty, but his recent decision to revise Obama-era fuel economy standards may create a hazier future as the industry plans investments.

Auto industry suppliers are raising concern that the Environmental Protection Agency’s April 2 determination—a finding that greenhouse gas limits for model year 2022-2025 passenger cars are not appropriate and should be revised—lacks robust data.

And they’re already outlining a worst-case scenario in which negotiations between Trump administration officials and California, which has a special authority to set its own tailpipe standards, extend years with no resolution, followed by years ...

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