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Automakers Oppose Push to Freeze Mileage Rules Relaxed by Trump

May 22, 2020, 6:30 PM

Automakers oppose a free-market group’s lawsuit arguing that federal fuel economy standards relaxed by the Trump administration are still too strict, the industry’s largest trade association says.

  • Auto industry supports standards that require annual fuel-efficiency improvements, Alliance for Automotive Innovation President John Bozzella tells reporters
  • The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market group, filed lawsuit on May 1 challenging federal standards requiring annual 1.5% efficiency improvements in new cars recently finalized by the EPA and NHTSA
  • Auto Alliance plans on Friday to file a motion to intervene in opposition to CEI lawsuit, Bozzella says

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