With threats of legal action, if necessary, U.S. state attorneys general said they would oppose an EPA effort to weaken auto fuels and emissions standards. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said this week that former President Barack Obama got it wrong when he called for an increase in fuel economy for all domestic vehicles to an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Pruitt said Obama’s action was politically charged and standards “are not appropriate.” Pruitt himself is facing ethics questions over a rental unit tied to a lobbying firm that represents the oil and gas business. He’s been lauded as one of the Cabinet members most effective at pursuing President Donald Trump ‘s […]

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