Report: Key Administrator Leaving NHTSA
Aug. 12, 2019—Regulators anticipate that Heidi King, the deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will soon leave the administration, according to a report by E&E News.
King is a chief architect of President Trump's rollback of clean car standards.
"I heard (not from her) but I don't know why [or] where she is going," California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols said in an email to E&E News.
Along with EPA, NHTSA is proposing to freeze CAFE standards at 2020 levels through model year 2026. That would allow cars to travel 35 mpg on average by 2025, rather than the 50 mpg mandated by President Obama.