Biden mileage rule to exceed Obama climate goal

President Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years, according to industry and government officials briefed on the plan.

Biden will then aim for even tougher anti-pollution rules afterward to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge 40% of U.S. drivers into electric vehicles by decade’s end.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation proposal reflects Biden's pledge to attack climate change but also balance concerns of the auto industry.

The industry would prefer a slower transition to zero-emission electric vehicles.
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