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Biden’s Climate Adviser Leading Talks with Auto, Utility Sectors

  • Power plants, cars are Biden’s next target for pollution cuts
  • U.S. set to announce new ‘aggressive’ emissions reduction goal
Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy and other top officials are in talks with automakers and utilities as the Biden administration determines its next steps for paring greenhouse gas emissions, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The Biden administration is set to tighten limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, automobiles and oil wells. Biden has given the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department a July 2021 deadline to decide whether to suspend, revise or rescind a Trump administration rule that eased fuel-economy and tailpipe-emission standards for cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles.