Top officials from California, Maryland and Connecticut have vowed to take whatever legal action necessary to preserve their tougher tailpipe rules if the Trump administration rolls back federal fuel economy standards. The US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold hearings on the proposed rollback next week.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said, “It seems very clear from everything the EPA has done and everything the president has said that they’ve reached a conclusion that they are going to roll back these standards and they’re just hell-bent on doing it. They’re unwilling or uninterested in hearing other points of view, looking at the science, looking at the facts. If they continue to head down that path, we’ll end up in court.”
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