The Hill reports:
President Trump will sign an order Wednesday to formally evaluate the Obama administration’s landmark greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars.
The action, a top request from the automaker lobby to the new president, is the first step toward potentially weakening the aggressive standards that set a goal of a 54.5 mile-per-gallon auto fleet in 2025.
Trump will make the announcement during a trip to Michigan, the center of the domestic auto industry. He is expected to frame the action as a way to help auto industry jobs and consumer choice.
While automakers and congressional Republicans have pushed hard for the review and rollback, environmentalists and consumer advocates say former President Barack Obama’s standards protect the climate while saving consumers money.
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