The US Environmental Protection Agency on April 26 took the first steps in dismantling the Trump administration’s rollback of fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks, including announcing it will uphold states’ rights to set tougher-than-federal rules. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The proposal ends a battle over California’s waiver to set stricter limits, which 14 other states follow. The Trump administration’s fuel economy targets for model years 2022-2025 would have increased US oil demand by an estimated 500,000 b/d. “I am a firm believer in California’s long-standing statutory authority to lead,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan. “The 2019 decision to revoke the state’s waiver to enforce its greenhouse gas pollution standards for cars and trucks was legally dubious and an attack on the public’s health […]