Automakers are now joining the fight to encourage the Trump Administration to avoid a legal battle with California and reach an amicable agreement in its quest for reduced fuel economy standards.

Enlisting the help of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), a trade group, the ask is for the government to reach an agreement with 16 states that have recently filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, with a collective message to be delivered by Mitch Bainwol, chief executive of AAM, in representative meetings. This includes increases in year-to-year-standards, as opposed to a complete stop.

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“We support standards that increase year over year that also are consistent with marketplace realities,” read written testimony from Bainwol to a U.S. House of Representatives panel.

No decision has yet to be made regarding fuel economy standards, although the option to freeze standards through 2026 has been broached. This Friday, President Donald Trump will meet with select automakers, along with EPA and Transportation Department executives, to discuss the latest proposal.

This approach differs from similar lobbying efforts made last year, with a Feb. 2017 letter from 18 automakers asking the Trump Administration to make revisions the Obama mandate, in response to a Jan. decision to lock in emissions rules through 2025. In that letter, arguments threatening thousands of jobs and future production levels were made, cosigned by chief executives at Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen, Toyota, Ford, and others.

At the moment, the Trump Administration is looking to change an Obama-era mandate requiring vehicles to hit an average fuel economy standard from 46.6 miles per gallon to 35.7 miles by 2026. This, in turn, would reduce pressure on automakers to produce low-emission vehicles and may limit global competitive advantage.

Other goals in the policy dictate the percentage of new vehicles required to be zero emissions and tailpipe C02 emission count, with sales bans and fines as penalties to automakers if objectives are missed.