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Chet France, an EPA senior executive until his retirement in 2012, called the administration’s contention that the mileage freeze would cause only a tiny increase in climate changing exhaust emissions “bogus.”

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But private transportation experts say there are so many factors involved that the 1,000 lives figure is questionable. The affordability argument also ignores thousands of dollars of saving in fuel costs for each driver over the life of a car, opponents of the rollbacks said.

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More than a dozen states follow California’s standards, amounting to about 40 percent of the country’s new vehicle market.

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