Bowing to auto industry pressure, Trump to reconsider emissions standards, says source – Chicago Tribune

People wait in line Oct. 17, 2016, to get their vehicles tested at the emissions testing station on Webster Avenue, which is set to close Nov. 1. Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)
Ryan BeeneBloomberg

The Trump administration plans to open the door to a possible reconsideration of greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks that has been sought by automakers, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The Environmental Protection Agency in the final days of the Obama administration decided to lock in the emissions standards through 2025 that had been negotiated with the industry in 2011.

That decision will be withdrawn for reconsideration as early as next week, said the person, who would only discuss the plans on the condition of anonymity because they have not been made public. An EPA spokeswoman declined to comment.

It will be one of a series of actions taken by the Trump administration recently to reconsider or reverse Obama-era regulations opposed by industry.

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