Today, in a Notice of Intent signed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, EPA agreed to reopen its evaluation of the fuel economy rule for cars and light-trucks. Through this process, EPA will reconsider its prior determination that the fuel economy rule remains “appropriate.”

Last December, BG&A filed comments on behalf of the Energy Future Coalition and Urban Air Initiative arguing that EPA’s prior determination was premature because the Department of Transportation, which jointly administers the rule with EPA, had yet to conclude its own evaluation of the standards. Consistent with BG&A’s comments, the Notice of Intent released today reopens the evaluation process so that EPA can coordinate and consult with the Department of Transportation as it agreed to do in 2012, when the agencies promulgated the rule.