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Kicking Off Fuel Economy Rule Process, NHTSA Weighs Changes To MY21

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it is considering whether to reassess the stringency of its final fuel economy standards for model year 2021, a move that could expand the scope of an ongoing “mid-term review” of MY22-25 efficiency standards for four subsequent years and related EPA greenhouse gas limits.

Jeffrey Clark, the Trump administration's pick to head the Department of Justice's (DOJ) environment division, is offering general assurances to senators that he will “vigorously enforce federal law,” while at the same time cooperating with states on environmental enforcement.

A consumer group is offering a preview of some of the arguments supporters of vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards will use to resist planned rollbacks of combined EPA and Department of Transportation (DOT) rules, submitting formal comments to DOT's deregulatory “reform” docket that tout the rules' economic benefits and the ability of automakers to comply with them.

After concluding extensive safety inspections, California energy regulators have announced that the controversial Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility that suffered a massive methane leak last year can resume limited gas injections, though the governor has urged officials to plan for the eventual “closure” of the facility to meet climate goals.