U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, praised EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to revise emissions standards for cars and light trucks.
“Administrator Pruitt’s decision to revise fuel emission standards is a welcome announcement. The standard finalized in the last days of the Obama administration was overly stringent, would drastically increase the price of cars and simply didn’t align with consumer demand. It’s clear the Obama administration simply pushed the regulation through more than a year ahead of schedule and before it was thoroughly vetted in an extreme, partisan move solely intended to prevent President Trump from making a fact-based determination on emission standards. California should not be able to dictate national environmental policies and I applaud Administrator Pruitt for continuing his work to ensure regulations work for all stakeholders.”