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“Automakers Fight Effort To Freeze Fuel Efficiency Standards”

“Some of the nation’s automakers are set to intervene in a lawsuit from a conservative group challenging the Trump administration’s plans to drastically reduce fuel economy standards.

The suit from the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed earlier this month argues the administration erred in requiring automakers to increase fuel economy by 1.5 percent each year instead of freezing or reducing the standards even further.

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation announced Friday that it will intervene in the suit, fighting the effort to weaken the standards.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill May 22, 2020.