EPA Air Chief Defends Proposed Auto Emissions Rules

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top air quality official on Wednesday defended the Obama administration’s proposed fuel emissions standards for cars and light-duty trucks against Republican claims that they were negotiated secretly and could sap job creation.

Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, told a House subcommittee on regulatory affairs that the new corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, standards were developed with input from a range of stakeholders and would save consumers and small businesses money.

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