July 11, 2019


Nationwide Free Market Coalition to President Trump: Hold Firm on CAFE Reform

WASHINGTON — A coalition of 30 organizations, led by the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to President Trump today expressing its unified support for his administration’s effort to reform the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) mandate.

The coalition comprises leading free market think tanks in Washington, such as the Competitive Enterprise Institute, FreedomWorks, and Americans for Tax Reform, along with more than 10 groups based in state capitals across the country. The coalition argues that the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Obama-era expansion of the fuel economy mandate are both legally appropriate and economically necessary, despite arguments to the contrary from a group of automakers. The Obama-era CAFE expansion allowed regulators in the State of California to hijack our system of federalism at the expense of car buyers from coast to coast. The proposed changes would put car buyers back in the driver’s seat, save them money, and reestablish the states’ and the federal government’s proper roles with respect to the national fuel efficiency mandate.

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