Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he will join other states in opposing the Trump administration's efforts to rollback fuel Obama-era fuel economy standards.
As part of his policy of undoing many of his predecessor's environmental moves, President Donald Trump past year called for a review of rules submitted by Obama mandating an increase in fuel economy for all domestic vehicles to an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
Current regulations from the EPA require the fleet of new vehicles to get 36 miles per gallon in real-world driving by 2025. The average fuel economy during Obama's tenure was around 25 mpg.
Meanwhile, the EPA inspector general has widened its investigation into travel and security expenses multiple times, and the audit now includes the administrator's trip to Morocco.
He's doing so at the behest of the vehicle industry: "Auto industry executives have not publicly sought specific reductions in the requirementsnegotiated with the Obama administration in 2011 as part of a bailout deal".
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers applauded the move, saying it would "keep new vehicles affordable to more Americans".
Environmentalists, meanwhile, warned the proposed rollbacks will make USA cars more expensive to fill up.
"The Obama Administration's determination was wrong", said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
California has always been allowed by the EPA - under the so-called "California waiver" - to impose stricter standards than Washington does on vehicle emissions of some pollutants.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said California is within its legal rights to defy the federal government and set its own emissions standards.
An ethics official at the EPA has insisted Pruitt's lease did not violate federal rules.
A joint statement by the governors of California, Oregon and Washington, as well as the mayors of Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Seattle, also decried the EPA's decision.
While a trade group representing the US auto industry said a review of fuel standards was the right move, critics said it would hurt the average consumer.
"A few industry lobbyists may be celebrating in Administrator Pruitt's apartment, but with middle class wages flatlining and 17 of the last 18 years being the warmest on record, consumers and America's future generations will pay a steep price for this decision", he said.
Saints players, meanwhile, are allowed to follow any account they choose and do not have to make their profiles private. The photograph appeared on the cheerleader's Instagram page in January, according to The New York Times .
Discussion focused on means of developing trade cooperation and technology development between Saudi Arabia and the United States. At the White House , Trump repeated his description of the Iran nuclear deal, negotiated by Obama, as the "worst deal ever".
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Ever since his presidential campaign he has threatened to pull the USA out of the body. "I fear the cooperation will fail". But a senior US official later said that Washington was "not interested in creating terms for a dialogue".
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