SFGate cited Myron Ebell on the need for diversification in motor vechicle standards in order to suit the diverse needs of Americans living across the country, rather than depend on the model of an individual state.
Anti-regulatory groups have pushed for the rules to be rolled back.
"The Obama administration's fuel economy standards make cars smaller, less safe and more expensive," Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute said in a statement. "President Trump should expand consumer choice by telling California that it is no longer going to control what kinds of vehicles people across the country can buy. A small electric car may make sense for drivers in Los Angeles, but not for farmers in rural America."