Biden Officials Said To Seriously Weigh ‘Decoupling’ EPA, DOT Auto Rules

January 12, 2021
Biden officials are seriously weighing whether to create some separation between EPA’s auto greenhouse gas standards and the Transportation Department’s fuel economy rules in an effort to be more aggressive on electrification, according to several sources, though observers disagree about exactly what such a “decoupling” effort would entail. Supporters of the concept say that separating the two sets of standards, which EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have “harmonized” since EPA first issued GHG limits in model...

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