The Transportation Department will likely submit a proposal this month that will freeze fuel consumption targets by 2026 to 2020 levels. The proposal will formally arrive at the White House next week for review.
While so-called "freeze" is the preferred option, it's just one of many options proposed by the proposal, which will be published in the first week of June, reports Autonews .
Last week, President Trump met with leading automotive industry representatives to discuss emission regulations and, according to two major automotive trade groups, expressed an "openness to a California-based discussion on an accelerated basis".
California currently  has filed stricter standards than Washington regarding vehicle emissions, and along with 16 other states, which cover around 40% of the US population, filed a lawsuit to support the Trump government's efforts However, car manufacturers would prefer that the White House and the state of California would reach consensus on national standards, since protracted litigation could mean that He has to comply with two different standards of rules and deal with extended uncertainty.
"This is a solvable problem – there is a result that is good for California, which is good for this government and great for the men and women who work for this sector," said Mitch Bainwol, who led the alliance Automobile manufacturer heads and GM, VW, Toyota and others represent. 19659003] According to Stanley Young, California Air Resources Board spokesman, the state has not been contacted by the government since last week's session.
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