Trump to roll back Obama-era fuel economy standards

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The President picks a new battle over fuel economy standards.

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In this country, fuel economy standards are 25 miles per gallon. Before leaving office, President Obama set a new standard of 36 miles per gallon by 2025 to cut carbon emissions. Today, President Trump is making good on his promise to roll that back. Don Anair, deputy director for research at the Union of Concerned Scientists' clean-vehicles program, says the move provides great uncertainty for auto manufacturers, suppliers and the various states that adhere to California’s strict emission standards.

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Guest:
Don Anair - Union of Concerned Scientists - @UCSUSA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Luke Vander Ploeg, Christine Detz