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Trump Said to Favor Freeze of Auto Mileage Goals After 2020 (1)

April 27, 2018, 7:13 PMUpdated: April 27, 2018, 9:45 PM

U.S. regulators are poised to propose a freeze on fuel-efficiency standards at 2020 levels, according to two people familiar with the plan, which would erode an ambitious Obama-era initiative to curb planet-warming greenhouse gases.

A draft of the proposed rule, still being developed, outlines eight scenarios for replacing the Obama administration requirements that aimed to slash carbon dioxide emissions from cars and light trucks, said two people, who asked to speak anonymously because the deliberations are private.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which are developing a proposal for the White House, will offer a ...