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The EPA’s push for dirtier cars is based on old data

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The Verge

Eight days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to lock in higher standards for automakers meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions and raise the average fuel economy of their cars. Last week, the EPA officially changed its mind. The latest decision suggests the current EPA cares more about relaxing regulations at all costs, regardless of what experts say.