EPA expected to reopen vehicle emissions decision: source

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Posted: Mar 03, 2017 3:17 PM

By David Shepardson

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce next week that it will reopen the 2022-2025 vehicle emissions requirements for review after automakers urged the Trump administration to reverse an Obama administration decision, a source said on Friday.

Last week, trade groups representing General Motors Co <GM.N>, Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T>, Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE>, Ford Motor Co <F.N>, Honda Motor Co <7267.T> and others formally asked EPA chief Scott Pruitt to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.

A person briefed on the matter who has seen the draft order restarting the review said it is expected to be unveiled next week.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Paul Simao)