President Donald J. Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are reinstating the Midterm Evaluation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for the automotive industry.
The NHTSA will work with the EPA to use a data-driven process to conduct the Midterm Evaluation of the CAFE-GHG standards according to its original timetable. The Obama Administration broke its promise to automakers and rushed the Midterm Evaluation to a premature conclusion earlier this year.
Reinstating the Midterm Evaluation ensures that regulators will rely on the best available data and information, which the previous administration ignored.
By reinstating the Midterm Evaluation, the Trump Administration will examine, and if necessary, revise, the regulations on auto manufacturers and the attendant costs passed on to consumers.
Under President Trump, automakers are bringing jobs back to America…
Ford announced it was canceling a plant in Mexico, while adding 700 jobs in Michigan.
General Motors announced it plans to invest $1 billion in the United States, creating over 1,000 new jobs.
And Fiat Chrysler announced it was investing $1 billion to modernize two plants in the United States, creating 2,000 jobs.