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Automakers Ask Trump EPA Boss to Toss Obama Mileage Decision

  • Review of MPG rules was unfairly cut short, manufacturers say
  • Automakers may find new ally in EPA chief Scott Pruitt
An SUV tows a boat as traffic moves slowly on the 405 Freeway in this aerial photograph taken over the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Friday, July 10, 2015.
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
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Automakers have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new chief to withdraw a decision made in the Obama administration’s final days that upheld light-vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards through 2025.

In separate Feb. 21 letters, the Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers asked EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to withdraw the agency’s Jan. 13 determination that greenhouse gas emissions standards through 2025 should remain unchanged from when they took effect in 2012.