Auto News Now: Trump To Review US Auto Environmental Guidelines
US President and WWE Hall Of Fame member Donald Trump will reopen a review of the fuel economy standards that may lead to a winding back of current environmental regulations.
Trump is expected to make the announcement this Wednesday (US Time) in a major address to the US Auto Industry in Detroit.
In 2012, the previous administration approved new fuel economy standards that required automakers to average 54.5 miles per gallon across their fleets of vehicles by 2025 in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Wednesday’s announcement is expected to launch a review of those standards.
The planned changes come only days after Ford announced an expanded plan to further “shrink the company’s environmental footprint” with a program called PACE.
“The Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) is part of Ford’s commitment to creating a better world. While many sustainability practices already have been implemented at the company’s manufacturing sites, Ford has expanded the program now to include tools that help suppliers reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and waste, as well as help make water and energy consumption more efficient.”
The Press Release however fails to make any mention on the efficiency and green credentials of any of the company’s products.