EPA withdraws Obama-era Final Determination of greenhouse gas emission standards Mid-term Evaluation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, announced Monday that the agency is withdrawing the Obama-era Final Determination of the Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for MY 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles because it was based on outdated information. Administrator Pruitt stated that the Obama administration "made assumptions about the standards that didn't comport with reality, and set the standards too high." Consequently, EPA is reversing the previous administration's MTE Final Determination and will consider the appropriate standards in a future rulemaking.

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