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Trump's fuel fight

The administration wants to roll back proposed fuel efficiency standards, but rising consumption would mean fewer barrels available for export

The next major front in the Trump administration's fight to dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations will be to try to ease fuel-economy restrictions due to go into effect in 2022. In early April, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the target set by the Obama administration, which would've roughly doubled car efficiency standards to an average of around 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, was too stringent and was moving to make changes. Car manufacturers had once supported the measures, but more recently lobbied the Trump presidency to make changes, on the grounds that they would be too costly. But they still fall short of standards in place in Europe and other parts of the wo

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