Trump Admin. Delays Efficiency, Electric Vehicle Rules

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (March 20, 2017, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday delayed five efficiency regulations including one for federal building standards, and the Department of Transportation delayed a safety rule for electric vehicles, each saying more time was needed to review them.

On Jan. 20, President Donald Trump's first day in office, he issued a 60-day freeze on any pending regulations so his team could analyze them. However, the Senate took longer than expected to confirm some of the president's cabinet members including, the administration said, Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

"The secretary was not confirmed and did not begin work in his position until March...

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