Description: Request for withdrawal of EPA final determination under the midterm evaluation on appropriateness of Model Year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards.
Letter from Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to Scott Pruitt
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/21/2017 Letter Download Letter submitted requesting withdrawal of EPA determination on vehicle standards. Automobile Manufacturers Requested Withdrawal of EPA Determination on Greenhouse Gas Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicles. On February 21, 2017, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) submitted a letter to EPA Administrator G. Scott Pruitt requesting that EPA withdraw the Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards under the Midterm Evaluation. EPA issued the final determination a week before President Obama left office. AAM asked that EPA resume the Midterm Evaluation of the standards to rectify procedural and substantive defects, including failure to provide opportunity for meaningful notice and comment and failure to harmonize the greenhouse gas standards with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fuel economy standards. AAM also asserted that the final determination was “riddled with indefensible assumptions, inadequate analysis, and a failure to engage with contrary evidence” and that EPA had not received certain “highly relevant” studies and data because they were still pending.