What Trump’s plan to roll back fuel-economy standards means for your wallet and the environment

Read the full story from PBS.

On Thursday, the Trump administration released a set of proposals to roll back Obama-era rules on fuel efficiency for vehicles and challenge state laws on greenhouse gas regulation.

If its primary proposal moves forward after a 60-day comment period, it would freeze fuel efficiency requirements and carbon standards through 2026 — substantially easing financial pressure on automakers but mounting a roadblock for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change.

Here’s a look at what the new standards might mean, both for your wallet and the environment. Transportation, remember, is the leading source of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S.

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