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EPA Staff Defend Modeling For Vehicle GHG Rules Amid Industry Attack

December 04, 2017
EPA career staffers are defending their technical modeling used to analyze the agency's greenhouse gas standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles against an auto industry attack that the modeling is “biased” in favor of finding greater fuel efficiency gains from advanced vehicle technology. The dynamic is outlined in recently released documents summarizing a Sept. 21 meeting between agency officials and industry representatives, with staff offering a detailed rebuttal of industry charges and saying there is no “systemic bias” in...

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