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EPA’s Own Science Advisers to Rebuke Agency Over Auto Rollback

May 29, 2018, 1:29 PM

Some of the EPA’s science advisers say the agency is ignoring its own research in moving to relax vehicle emission requirements.

A working group of the Science Advisory Board has recommended reviewing the EPA’s justifications for the several planned rollbacks, including the agency’s conclusion that Obama-era auto efficiency requirements must be changed because they are too stringent.

The group wants the full, 44-member board to scrutinize the science behind the decision to reassess the standards, a move supported by automakers that put the EPA on a collision course with California and its pollution mandates. The board could vote to take ...