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fuel economy standards

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Automakers are urging the Trump administration not to freeze fuel efficiency standards after the year 2022. 

The standards were meant to help the United States reduce carbon emissions and meet the terms of the Paris Agreement. In the final days of the Obama administration, federal regulators finalized rigorous fuel economy improvements for 2022 to 2025, reaching a real-world mpg average of about 35 miles per gallon.

a fuel economy (mpg) sticker
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Seven national environmental groups are challenging the EPA's decision to freeze fuel economy standards in the year 2022.