United Auto Workers union backs Biden fuel economy proposal

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A faded UAW Local 22 logo is seen outside the United Auto Workers Union hall that services the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers union backs U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration’s proposed tougher vehicle fuel economy requirements but does not support even more stringent requirements that some environmental groups have sought.

The union outlined its position in written comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which set a deadline of Oct. 26 for comments, which were still being posted on Wednesday.

In August, the NHTSA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)proposed new tougher vehicle efficiency and emissions rules after the Trump administration rolled back Obama-era requirements.

NHTSA’s proposed rule “strikes the right balance of continuing to improve fleet fuel economy, sets…

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