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US says driving would be riskier if fuel standards tougher

US says driving would be riskier if fuel standards tougher

APNews.com
By TOM KRISHER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER
Jul. 31, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards.

Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the administration’s proposals prepared this summer, excerpts of which were obtained by The Associated Press.

The excerpts also show the administration plans to challenge California’s long-standing authority to enact its own, tougher pollution and fuel standards... FULL ARTICLE

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