• U.S. Chamber Statement on Revised Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards

Press Release
March 31, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Marty Durbin, President of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s revised vehicle fuel economy standards released today:

“The Chamber has been a strong advocate for a reasonable, middle ground compromise on vehicle fuel economy standards. The Administration’s final rule released today appears to have struck this balance by providing a workable path forward on a unified national program that provides regulatory certainty while strengthening fuel economy standards and continuing emissions reductions.

“With its extensive supply chain and associated industries, the auto sector is essential to America’s economy. The importance of a unified, national auto market is more important than ever to allow manufacturers to plan and invest for the future. We’re pleased that the Administration agreed with our call to revise its initial proposal and require continued improvements in both fuel economy and emissions reductions, consistent with technological feasibility and changing market realities. We look forward to reviewing the final rule announced today in more detail.”

For more information on this issue, please see the Chamber’s recent report, Divided Highway: the Importance of Uniform, Achievable, Nationwide Automobile Standards.