In Procedural ‘Snafu,’ OMB Spurns Meeting Asks Over Auto GHG Rule

October 3, 2019
Underscoring the Trump administration’s chaotic process for scuttling Obama-era vehicle greenhouse gas standards, the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has rejected several groups’ requests for meetings on the draft final policy, including a national group representing state and local air regulators. Several sources describe the move as a lingering procedural consequence of the administration’s decision to split the rollback of the standards, which the administration calls the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule, off from the recently...

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