Automotive Industry

Trump EPA steers clean car policy into a ditch

Trump EPA steers clean car policy into a ditch

The EPA under Donald J. Trump plans to roll back fuel economy and emissions standards, claiming that bigger gas guzzlers will improve safety by preventing about 1,000 deaths a year — an argument that dates back to the beginning of fuel economy standards in the 1970’s (“Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards,” Aug. 2). This is almost laughable on so many levels.

Yes, it might save the drivers of these behemoths — who ostensibly will drive less because of the cost of fuel, thereby reducing their crash risk — while resulting in killing...

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