A Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives could mean an easing on the federal fuel standards that many think would harm American automakers, Senior Environmental Analyst Russ Harding told Bloomberg recently.

“This stuff that Obama and some of the Democrats are talking about on the fuel standards is fantasyland,” Harding said. “You’re not going to achieve those numbers with technology we know about in this day and age.”

Harding has previously addressed this issue here and here, while other Center analysts have written about it here and here.

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