U.S. EPA to reverse Trump-era rules on emissions

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Washington, Aug 5 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it would propose reversed a Trump-era loosening of vehicle emissions rules calling for 10% increase in requirements for the 2023 model year.

The proposal also calls for a near 5% stringency increase in each model year from 2024 to 2026, but will not seek to reverse 2021 or 2022 model years that were cut by the Trump administration.

The rules would boost car fuel efficiency by 2026 to the equivalent of 48 miles per gallon versus 43.3 mpg under Trump rule.