Fuel Efficiency Rules for Auto Industry Might Be Revised

As President Trump seeks to change environmental policies put in place by the Obama Administration, the auto industry might be next on the president’s agenda.

During the previous administration, regulations were put in place to make sure that cars would become more fuel efficient and better protect the environment. The previous administration’s rule was to increase fuel economy to 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025.

The auto industry felt like the standards were too strict and asked Trump to revisit the regulations. Trumps plans on directing the Environmental Protection Agency to revisit the regulations because he thinks revising the regulations could create more jobs for the auto industry.

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The graph show how Obama’s fuel efficiency regulations would benefit consumers and the environment. Image provided by whitehouse.gov.

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