The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday informed a carmaker lobbyist group that it would not extend the due date for a review of rigorous fuel economy requirements through the 2025 vehicle design year, suggesting the firm would push ahead with a plan to make the rules last before the Obama administration leaves office January 20.
Acting EPA Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe said the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, that includes most significant car manufacturers in the U.S. market, in a letter dated Thursday. The car manufacturers group had likewise requested that the EPA withdraw its strategies to complete the new standards. The denial of the vehicle group’s demands had been expected.
The Alliance, in a declaration on Thursday stated it was disappointed. “The Trump Administration will figure out whether to accept this accelerated result or go back to regular order,” the Alliance stated.