“It’s not the environment or jobs, it’s both,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, who first organized the discussions. “Everybody’s working very hard to keep the industry at the forefront of the global market, to protect jobs and to transition to cleaner technology.”
The administration hopes to announce the goal alongside new mileage and emissions standards that are expected to be released early next week, sources said. Former President Donald Trump loosened standards while in office, and industry, labor and environmental leaders all expected the Biden administration to reverse course, though how far the new rules would go has remained speculative.
The Associated Press reported last week that those standards would implement the California framework, which increases mileage standards and cuts emissions by 3.7% annually, beginning with model year 2023. In 2025, the requirements would increase to the Obama standards of 5% annual increases in efficiency and an even higher increase beginning in 2026.
However, not all sources agreed that’s what’s coming. Most automakers prefer the California standards, while environmental groups have pushed for standards beyond the Obama-era requirements in order to make up for added emissions under the Trump administration, when mileage requirements were reduced to 1.5% increases annually.
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