March 15, 2017


Rulemaking Under Previous Administration was Rushed, Lacked Transparency and Full Participation

WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs William Kovacs issued the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it is re-opening a review of vehicle fuel efficiency standards through Model Year 2025:

“We are pleased to see President Trump’s administration re-open the government’s review of the vehicle fuel efficiency standards. The last administration rushed this review, failed to provide stakeholders with transparency and meaningful opportunity for input during the process, and neglected to coordinate among the involved government entities. We all have a shared interest in making sure the federal government sets rules that consider economic growth, along with the environmental protection that is so often driven by private sector innovation.”