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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
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Trump, Top Car Executives Meet Amid Struggle over Climate Rules for Automobiles

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by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Executives from top car companies arrived at the White House on Friday amid a looming legal conflict between the Trump administration and primarily Democratic-led states over climate rules for automobiles.

“We’ve made a lot of progress in the last year and a half,” President Trump said as he sat in the Roosevelt Room at the White House with the chief executives of major auto companies before their meeting, saying he planned to discuss with them “environmental control, CAFE standards and manufacturing millions of new cars within the United States.” CAFE standards are federal regulations that seek to improve vehicles’ average fuel efficiency.

The Trump administration is readying a proposal to freeze auto-efficiency standards beginning in 2021, rather than continuing to strengthen them as originally outlined by the Obama administration. At the same time, that proposal would challenge the ability of California, long a national leader when it comes to vehicle standards, to set its own rules.

In turn, California and a clutch of other states supportive of stronger standards have already sued the EPA over its move to change course.

“The Obama administration’s fuel economy standards make cars smaller, less safe and more expensive,” Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute said in a statement. “President Trump should expand consumer choice by telling California that it is no longer going to control what kinds of vehicles people across the country can buy. A small electric car may make sense for drivers in Los Angeles, but not for farmers in rural America.” READ MORE

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