17 automakers reportedly ask Trump to back off his plan to lower emissions standards

A group of 17 major automakers have co-signed a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to not go through with his plan to significantly lower emissions standards in the US, according to reports from The New York Times and Reuters. The letter, delivered today, reportedly calls Trump’s plan “untenable.” Trump has been pushing to lower emissions standards for over a year now, and while it might seem counterintuitive that major car manufacturers would be against that, this letter makes crystal clear that are. The issue is that California has much more stringent standards and is leading 17 states in a suit against the EPA over emissions as well.