The Trump administration is expected to move to weaken US fuel economy standards for 2022-25 model year cars this week ahead of a regulatory deadline Sunday, setting up a confrontation with the California Air Resources Board over its stricter standards. The Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final determination to the White House for review on Friday, according to the Office of Management and Budget website, but details have not been made public. President Donald Trump announced in March 2017 that he was reopening a midterm review of US light duty vehicle fuel economy standards to improve economics for automakers and that he was considering erasing targets put in place by the Obama administration. California holds a waiver from EPA allowing it to set stricter standards than the federal limit through model year 2025, and a dozen states follow California’s lead. Article continues below… Oilgram News brings you fast-breaking global […]