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Cmte Sends Letter to NHTSA, EPA on Transparent Fuel Economy Rulemaking Process


WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent a letter today to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supporting their transparent, deliberative process for proposing the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicle Rule, which addresses the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions standards for Model Years 2021-2026.

The letter, signed by full committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH), Subcommittee on Environment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) commends NHTSA and EPA for their recommitment to an open and collaborative rulemaking process – in contrast to the rushed determination made by the EPA during the final days of the Obama administration.

Walden, Latta, Shimkus, and Upton wrote: “This rushed determination by [the previous] EPA represented a lack of commitment to the process set forth in 2012. Thankfully, this Administration resumed a transparent and open process and in March 2017, NHTSA and EPA announced they would reopen the Midterm Evaluation and work together as originally intended. This joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking represents a commitment to a process that enables full consideration of up-to-date scientific data, market trends, technological advancements, and stakeholder input. We applaud NHSTA and EPA for this productive step and thank you for your leadership on this very important issue.”

Click here to read the full letter.

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