Ann Carlson Comments in N.Y. Times on E.P.A. Message to Automakers on Weakening Emission Standards

Professor Ann Carlson commented in the New York Times on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to weaken auto emissions standards, and the message it will send to automakers.  Because automakers already have the technology in place for their 2020 models, freezing those standards would be tantamount to ceasing to regulate fuel economy improvements altogether, said Carlson. “It’s like saying: We are not going to regulate you anymore. You’re already geared up to meet the standards and we’re finished.”

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