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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to maintain automaker fuel-economy standards through 2025.

The agency’s technical review found that automakers have exceeded the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to date and remain in position to satisfy the standards for model years 2022-2025 at lower costs than originally projected.

“The EPA’s proposal to keep fuel-economy standards in place through 2025 is welcome news. By dramatically improving efficiency, CAFE standards save consumers money at the pump while cutting harmful greenhouse emissions. After an extensive technical review, the program has proven to be beneficial and even more cost-effective than originally anticipated.

“The EPA’s findings demonstrate there should be no question that strong fuel-economy standards should be maintained for at least the next decade. I applaud the EPA for conducting such a thorough review and I’m not surprised the latest evidence confirms the program’s record of success.”

Senator Feinstein was a lead sponsor of the “Ten-in-Ten” fuel economy law, enacted in 2007 as part of a comprehensive energy package. The law requires an increase in average fuel economy standards for American vehicles by at least 10 miles per gallon over 10 years. It also requires the federal government to set a maximum feasible fuel economy standard each year. This law marked the largest increase in fuel efficiency targets in more than two decades.