Top officials from California, Maryland and Connecticut vowed Friday to take whatever legal action necessary to preserve their tougher tailpipe rules if the Trump administration rolls back federal fuel economy standards. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now US oil demand would increase by 500,000 b/d under a proposal announced by the Trump administration in August to weaken fuel economy rules for light duty vehicles by freezing efficiency gains at the 2020 target of 43.7 mpg. The US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold hearings on the proposed rollback next week in Fresno, California; Dearborn, Michigan; and Pittsburgh. As part of the proposal, EPA is considering revoking California’s waiver to set stricter standards. A dozen other states and the District of Columbia follow California’s lead. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told reporters Friday that losing the […]