The Trump administration has emphasized that rolling back the fuel economy and emissions standards would save money and help insure that new vehicles are affordable, which would increase sales of cleaner and safer vehicles. Environmentalist claim that the administration was mis-representing the work of outside analysts that it cited in support of the rollback.
“These independent researchers are demonstrating what we’ve long suspected: the Trump administration used every trick it could to try and justify its plan to halt progress on tailpipe pollution,” said Luke Tonachel, director for clean vehicles and clean fuels at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “The fact is that the rollback makes no sense. We get more confirmation of that fact every day.”
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