Obama’s EPA nominee touts 2025 mpg deal at confirmation hearing

Detroitnewsby David Shepardson
The Detroit News
April 11, 2013

Washington ‚Äî The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a confirmation hearing Thursday on the nomination of the Obama administration’s top auto emissions regulator to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Gina McCarthy, who had a key role in negotiating a deal with major automakers to double fuel-efficiency standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025, faced some tough questions from Republicans, who are deeply critical of many environmental regulations that they argue kill jobs.

She cited the auto deal as a template for other environmental decisions.

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