From MEMA Washington Insider
President Trump is meeting with automakers in Michigan on Wednesday, where he is expected to make an announcement that the administration will rescind the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final determination issued under the Obama administration. The EPA, in its Jan. 13 determination, after a truncated midterm evaluation of the standards, upheld the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger vehicles and light trucks for model years 2022-’25.
This latest action from the Trump Administration will set in motion an opportunity to conduct the midterm evaluation as originally envisioned – in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as it assesses corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements. It is further expected that new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will set in motion legal actions revoking the State of California’s ability to enforce its own tailpipe standards, which is expected to spark legal challenges by the states and environmental groups.