Conservative Leaders, Chamber Clash on Trump’s Revised Fuel Standards

A coalition of conservatives is supporting the Trump administration’s plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, which it says could reduce the cost of cars and light trucks for consumers. 

The support came a day after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report with a letter urging the Trump administration not to revise Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and pushing for a compromise with the state of California, which has much stricter standards. 

For now, the administration seems to be focused on revising the CAFE standards, which also regulate tailpipe emissions for cars and light trucks. 

“Revising the current CAFE standards will make vehicles safer and more affordable—saving American families an average of nearly $2,500 on new vehicle purchases,” a senior administration official said Friday. 

“This move is right in line with President Trump’s deregulation efforts and will benefit all Americans,” the official said.

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