The EPA’s Auto Outsourcing Act – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016

One reason auto makers are shifting production to Mexico is expensive U.S. fuel-efficiency mandates, which were supposed to be up for review next year. With its pedal to the metal, the EPA is now seeking to finalize the regulations before a Trump Administration can put on the brakes.

In 2012 the Obama Administration established fuel-economy standards requiring manufacturers to meet a fleetwide average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, a more than 50% increase from today. Most auto makers won’t be able to meet this target…

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