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Trump Stops California From Setting Auto Emissions Standards


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Trump Stops California From Setting Auto Emissions Standards

President Trump has rescinded a waiver that allowed California to set its own auto emissions standards.

The move will almost certainly draw a legal challenge.

According to CNBC:

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration is barring California from setting its own auto emissions standards, setting up a fresh struggle over the president’s push to unravel restrictions on businesses. 

In tweets announcing the move, the president said the White House “is revoking” a federal waiver that allowed the state to craft its own rules on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. Trump argued he blocked California’s ability to do so “in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER.” 

He also claimed “there will be very little difference in emissions” under federal rules his administration plans to release than under standards California agreed to with automakers.