EESI Joins Comments on Health, Environmental & Economic Benefits of High-Octane Biofuels

EESI was dismayed to see the Trump Administration move to weaken passenger vehicle fuel efficiency standards in the proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) rule, as incremental and sustained gains in fuel efficiency are an important tool in reducing petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. While it is expected the proposed joint rule will face a protracted legal battle from California and environmental groups, it was also widely anticipated that vehicle manufacturers would struggle to meet ambitious miles per gallon (MPG) standards set forth in CAFE.

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