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U.S. EPA set to release fuel economy revisions by year-end

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the FY2020 EPA Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

DETROIT (Reuters) – The Trump Administration’s revised final fuel economy standards for U.S. vehicles should be released by the end of the year, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler said on Tuesday.

Wheeler said the final proposal will not be look “exactly like” the original one announced in August 2018 to freeze fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026.

Work is continuing on revisions to the vehicle efficiency and emissions standards, which are overseen by EPA and the Department of Transportation, he said.

“We want to get this right,” Wheeler said during an event on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, during a visit to announce new grants for Great Lakes cleanup efforts.

Reporting by Joseph White in Detroit; writing by David Shepardson; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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