Trump to reopen review of USA fuel efficiency standards

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"You have to build plants here". However, some states say they will go to court to fight carmakers' attempts to undo these guidelines.

Trump has widely criticized U.S. automakers for manufacturing cars overseas, which he claimed led to loss of factories and jobs.

"There's consequences to pay for the companies that desert us and fire our employees", he warned.

President trump is talking about what Obama's administration did just 3 days before leaving office: forcing automakers to make vehicles that get about 50 miles a gallon by 2025.

In Michigan, Trump will meet with chief executives from General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and top US executives from Toyota Motor Corp, Daimler AG and others, and speak to autoworkers.

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'There is no more lovely sight than an American-made auto.

Trump said that he would engage in deregulation while also renegotiating free trade agreements in order to meet these objectives.

Hundreds of activists from Indivisible Michigan, Michigan to Believe In, the Michigan People's Campaigns and other grassroots groups are expected to protest Trump's visit and the expected rollback of fuel efficiency and emissions standards.

'I love this state. So I hope that would be part of the conversation, a big part of the conversation. On Wednesday, GM said that it would retain or increase 900 positions at its facilities in MI, 220 of which would be new.

President Trump greets Mark Fields, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., center, and Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, right, before a meeting at the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 24. "The assault on the American auto industry is over", he said.

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He also called the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans Pacific Partnership, worldwide trade accords, a "disaster" that "hurt American jobs" adding that other countries "abused" the United States by undercutting its industries.

He spoke at the former Willow Run bomber factory, which won fame for building an operational B-24 heavy bomber every 59 minutes during World War II.

On the same day that President Trump announced a review of federal vehicle emissions standards, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he was leading a coalition of attorneys general asking him to stop the review.

Auto companies agreed to the tighter standards in 2011 that would almost double the fleet's efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon. Both sides also agreed to reevaluate that goal in 2017 and 2018 to determine whether it was technically and economically feasible.

"The Trump administration has created an opportunity for decision-makers to reach a thoughtful and coordinated outcome predicated on the best and most current data", Mitch Bainwol, the president and CEO of the Auto Alliance industry group, said on Wednesday.

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