EPN Submits Supplemental Technical Comments on Rollback of Clean Car Standards

On August 24, 2018, the Trump Administration presented a proposal to roll back clean car standards with the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule, which would freeze fuel standards at 37 miles per gallon for model years 2020 through 2026 as well as revoke California’s waiver to set its own tougher standards. The result would be an increase in vehicle emissions of powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and harmful air pollutants that endanger people’s health. Simultaneously, EPA experts continue to release new technical assessments and other research related to light-duty vehicle emissions, which demonstrate important developments in greenhouse gas emission-reduction technology that must be brought to bear in the current rulemaking. EPA’s failure to docket its own assessments before the close of the comment period precluded meaningful public comment on these materials, as well as violated standard administrative law principles and the Clean Air Act. As a result, EPN has submitted comments providing relevant technical assessments and supporting data of these materials to the record.

Read a summary of the comments: Summary of Technical Comments on Proposal to Roll Back Clean Car Standards

Read the full comments: Technical Comments on Proposal to Roll Back Clean Car Standards