The Detroit News: Ford in green groups’ cross-hairs as mpg debate heats up

Jul 15, 2019 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, National Press Clips, State Press Clips, What's New

Keith Laing, The Detroit News Published 12:01 a.m. ET July 15, 2019 | Updated 6:54 a.m. ET July 15, 2019

Washington — When critics of President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back stringent Obama-era gas-mileage rules are looking for an automaker to single out, they frequently target Ford Motor Co.

As the Trump administration has pushed to freeze mpg rules at 2020 levels until 2026, Ford has repeatedly been called out in Washington by environmental groups like the Sierra Club, Safe Climate Campaign, Public Citizen and Interfaith Power & Light. They say Ford has paid lip service to believing in the importance of improving the fuel economy of its cars, but has lobbied behind the scenes to relax the rules. Read More

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