Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher

Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Administration Rolls Back Mileage Standards

Traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles in December 2018. Traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles in December 2018. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards March 31, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States’ biggest efforts against climate change.

March 31, 2020