Senate Reviewing Bill To Streamline Federal Fuel Economy and Emissions Rules

By Jon LeSage U.S. senators are attempting to reconcile differences in fuel economy rule enforcement held between two federal agencies.
Sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo), the bill filed on Thursday hopes to streamline differing compliance guidelines that federal fuel economy and emissions rules are set to achieve through enforcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Called the Fuel Economy Harmonization Act, the bill backers hope to clean up conflicts between NHTSA’s corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) program and the EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions rules.
Much of it is based on credits for reducing emissions on

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