Auto Makers Miss U.S. Emissions Target Despite Record Fuel Economy

Auto makers missed a U.S. emissions target for the first time despite achieving record fuel economy, setting the stage for intense lobbying before the Trump administration decides whether to roll back stringent environmental regulations.

Tailpipe emissions from passenger cars, pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles during the 2016 model year were 9 grams a mile higher than allowed under federal regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report Thursday. Still, auto makers managed to avoid violating the standards,...

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