by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and Founder
As Appearing on

So the Trump administration finally finished rolling back the pointlessly expensive and impossible-to-achieve 2012 Obama administration fuel economy standards. Great. But did EPA staff sabotage the rulemaking to favor certain legal challenge by environmentalists? You betcha.

The pending Federal Register notice for the final rollback is here.

On page 1590, the EPA staff claims that the rollback will result in 444 to 1,000 premature deaths from PM2.5 emissions over the life of the rule — i.e. until the year 2068.

On page 1190, the EPA explains that its claims about PM2.5 are based on the agency’s 2019 Integrated Scientific Assessment (ISA) for PM2.5…

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