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How Trump’s proposal to freeze gas mileage standards affects you

As reported in USA Today: President Donald Trump’s administration officially proposed Thursday to freeze federal fuel economy standards after the 2020 model year, reversing President Barack Obama’s move to cement the regulations late in his administration.

“The administration’s proposed freeze of these standards after 2020 reflects a denial of the solid scientific and engineering research that justifies steady, ongoing increases in vehicle efficiency as a critical, cost-effective opportunity to limit U.S. petroleum demand and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” wrote John DeCicco, a research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute.