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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

EPA Chief Pruitt Announces Revisions To Fuel Emissions Standards

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he will authorize new revisions to fuel emissions standards for automakers.
During a news conference at the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, Pruitt declared the old Obama-era policies were inappropriate and must be revised.
He also said the agency is still determining which standards would be considered appropriate for the country.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt waves to members of the audience as he arrives for a news conference at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, on his decision to scrap Obama administration fuel standards. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pruitt added, we should be focused on making cars more efficient instead of concentrating on regulations — a move which is being welcomed by U.S. auto manufacturers.
“We should be focused on making cars more efficient because if not, then individual states could stay in older vehicles…and emissions will go up,” stated Pruitt. “So we will get this right going forward this year, but it is very right to recognize that what was done in 2011 and 12, as we evaluate it now, is not appropriate going forward and we’re going to get it right as we address it this year. ”
Pruitt went on to say this is just one more box to check off on the president’s de-regulatory agenda.
Meanwhile, President Trump is throwing his support behind the embattled EPA administrator, following a string of media controversies.
On Tuesday, several media reports quoted a White House official who said the president made a phone call to Pruitt Monday night, telling him to keep his head up and keep fighting.
Pruitt has been under fire for bypassing White House rules to approve raises for his staff.
He is also being criticized for renting a D.C. room from an energy lobbyist’s wife for roughly $50 dollars a night.
Reports also say Chief of Staff John Kelly called Pruitt early Tuesday, reassuring him of the president’s support.

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