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Arkansas attorney general defends Trump administration's Corporate Average Fuel Economy changes

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By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is among five other state attorneys general defending the Trump administration's efforts to change the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) guidelines. 

The attorneys general are urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a letter that argues against adopting national standards based on a particular state's environmental polices, in this case California.

"Once again another state is trying to dictate more stringent fuel economy standards for Arkansans,” Rutledge said in a statement.  “California has made no secret it is trying to establish a nationwide carbon emissions policy. I will not stand idly by as other states try to impose their unfounded policies on Arkansans, and I urge the USDOT and the EPA to move forward with President Trump’s proposed improvements to CAFE.”

Rutledge joined attorneys general from Texas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Carolina in signing the letter to the EPA and USDOT. 

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