EPA Expected to Repeal Fuel Efficiency Rules
This could fuel a backlash. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a reversal of Obama-era fuel efficiency and automotive emissions regulations in what they say will end burdensome rules for corporations. That could create a clash with California, which has sworn to stick with the stricter guidelines, and with a group of 12 states that have traditionally followed its environmental lead. Two sets of emissions standards could effectively create two U.S. auto markets. EPA head Scott Pruitt reportedly hasn’t finalized the proposal, which will be delivered Tuesday.