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CT’s Attorney General Fights to Preserve Obama Car Rule

March 17, 2017 By Staff
CT’s Attorney General Fights to Preserve Obama Car Rule

Jepsen released a statement promising to fight for the burdensome CAFE standards.

President Donald Trump recently called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review strict gas mileage requirements put in place by the Obama administration in January 2017, after former President Barack Obama left office:

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth. Trump revealed his plans during a speech at an automotive testing center near Detroit after discussing the issue during a round-table meeting at the American Center for Mobility with auto company executives and workers.

How does Connecticut’s Attorney General (AG) George Jepsen react to the rollback of Obama-era regulation? Jepsen released a statement promising to fight for the burdensome CAFE standards:

“Connecticut will not stand idly by as this administration attempts to undo the significant progress made toward safeguarding our clean air. We will oppose efforts by the Trump Administration to take any action that will harm our citizens and our economy.”

This week, President Trump told an audience of “cheering union workers” that “the assault on the American auto industry is over.”