USA president Donald Trump will travel to MI on Wednesday, where he is expected to roll back us fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to significantly increase the efficiency of cars and trucks built in the next decade.
As expected for the past few weeks and after months of lobbying from automakers since Donald Trump was elected, the EPA has confirmed that they will review the fuel consumption rules and decide on whether or not to modify them by April 1, 2018.
President Donald Trump greets CEO of Ford Motor Company Mark Fields during a meeting with auto industry leaders on January 24, 2017.
The Trump administration thinks the Obama White House sped up a review and tried to rush the standards into place after the election.
Attorneys for automakers have joined forces with the Trump Administration as they begin the cumbersome task of working to scuttle what would have been some of Americas most far-reaching rules created to slow global warming ambitious vehicle mileage standards.
Automakers said deregulation and environmental requirement changes will help make that happen.
Mr Obama has denied the charge and former spy chiefs and several lawmakers have said they have seen no evidence.
Under rules adopted by the Obama administration shortly before Trump became president, the average fuel efficiency of cars and other light vehicles sold in America would need to improve to more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025. "21-2016-Signed.pdf">have lamented the fuel economy rules, claiming the anticipated $33 billion cost of implementing them was too high and the policy itself not aligned with consumer demand.
An assault is exactly what it's been for most of the past 40 years, as Washington squeezed the industry in an ever-tightening vise of rules and regulations.
Trump made the announcement at an event in MI, a state that he won in the election.
Preparations are underway in Ypsilanti Township, in advance of a visit Wednesday by President Donald Trump. "After all, these decisions impact the more than 7 million Americans dependent on autos for employment, as well as the driving public seeking affordable transportation".
"Consumers just aren't buying those vehicles", the White House official said.
The Auto Alliance last month urged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to relax the standards, saying they will drive up vehicle costs, price customers out of the market and depress the industry.
"EPA conducted a robust review of these standards for almost two years, taking into account the input from automakers, including thousands of pages of technology and cost assessments, and concluded that the standards were appropriate", Baker-Branstetter continued. Trump has expressed admiration for Jackson, who died in 1845.
For President Trump, it's important that we give credit where credit is due and point fingers in shame when that shame is deserved.
Trump also compared his regime to that of Andrew Jackson and repeated a Jackson quote about tariffs.