Trump Auto Plan Would Increase Fuel Use by 500,000 Barrels a Day

July 30, 2018, 12:37 PM

A draft proposal by federal regulators to roll back U.S. automobile efficiency requirements contends that their preferred plan would reduce “societal costs” by roughly half a trillion dollars through 2029, while increasing U.S. fuel consumption by 500,000 barrels per day.

The assertions are detailed in an undated draft of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency forthcoming joint proposal to halt higher auto efficiency requirements after 2020.

Sources familiar with the administration’s planning say the document appears to be a version sent to the White House for review in May, and cautioned that its contents could change ...

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