Trump’s plan to weaken fuel standards seen as blow to the environment

President Trump announced Wednesday that his administration intends to rework planned changes to federal fuel economy standards that require automakers’ fleets to increase their average to at least 36 miles per gallon by 2025, up from around 26 miles per gallon in today’s new cars.

While we don’t know what the new Trump administration rules will look like, they’re certain to be weaker than those set under President Obama. And environmental and consumer groups are already expressing concern about what this will mean for the climate and car buyers’ wallets.

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