Moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental rules, President Donald Trump is set to announce in Michigan plans to re-examine federal requirements that regulate the fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks.
Trump is expected to reveal his plans during an appearance Wednesday at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he’ll challenge emissions targets that were a centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat global warming.
Trump is scheduled to begin speaking around 2:20 p.m. Watch live in the player above.
The rollback underscores the Trump administration’s rejection of mainstream climate science in an effort to boost economic growth.
The center, about 30 miles west of Detroit, produced B-24 bombers during World War II and is being converted into an automotive testing and product development center. During his visit, Trump is expected to meet with auto executives and workers and discuss “how his plans for rolling back federal red tape will lead to more American jobs and higher wages, specifically in the automobile sector,” press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.
The EPA under Obama had promulgated a rule for cars and trucks requiring a fleet-wide average of 36 mpg in real-world driving by 2025.
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