In a direct challenge to the positions and policies of the Trump administration, a leaked draft of a scientific report from 13 US federal agencies says there's no doubt humans are largely responsible for climate change. It warns of the stark consequences now and in the future.
Under President Barack Obama, the EPA worked closely with industry to reach a fleet fuel economy standard of about 54 mpg, starting in 2025. Now, the auto industry lobby has asked EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to consider rolling back that standard.
Scott Pruitt, former Oklahoma attorney general and President Trump’s choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator, has brought multiple lawsuits against the agency, some of which are still pending.
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