WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A group of 21 state
attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and several major
U.S. cities has urged the Biden administration to finalize
stricter vehicle emissions rules than it has proposed.
The Environmental Protection Agency in August called for
reversing the Trump-era loosening of vehicle emissions rules
with a new plan to boost efficiency 10% in the 2023 model year
and aiming for a fleet average of 52 miles per gallon by 2026.
But the states and cities want more stringent rules.
"There is no need to wait to require further deployment of
these technologies or to delay the massive economic and public
health benefits of reducing these emissions," wrote the state
attorneys general, led by California.
(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)