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Quoted: Obama official finds 'credibility gap' at DOT on vehicle safety

August 07, 2018
A former Obama administration official now working with state attorneys general (AGs) to fight Trump administration environmental rollbacks says that the Transportation Department (DOT) has a “credibility gap” regarding the central public rationale for its plan to roll back vehicle fuel economy standards -- that such a move boosts safety. Despite the safety-related claims in the rollback plan, jointly proposed with EPA, former Obama Interior official David Hayes writes in an Aug. 6 Los Angeles Times op-ed that the...

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