NJ joins fight against Trump administration’s rollback of fuel-economy standards

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey is joining with 20 other states in fighting a bid by the Trump administration to roll back fuel-economy standards aimed at curbing climate changing emissions from vehicles.

In joint comments submitted Friday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the attorneys general from the states wants the federal agencies to withdraw a proposal to freeze national clean car standards.

The administration proposal scraps a deal reached between automakers, the environmental and highway agencies under former President Obama that sought to reduce carbon pollution from vehicles. The Trump administration says its plan would save motorists hundreds of millions of dollars and lower costs for new cars …

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