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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration’s plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a government official said on Wednesday.
California and 19 other states have demanded the Trump administration abandon a proposal made in August to freeze fuel efficiency standards after 2020 and strip California of the ability to impose stricter rules.
The article goes on to state the following:
The rules to require automakers to roughly double average fuel efficiency by 2025 – with a corresponding decline in carbon dioxide emissions – were one of the Obama administration’s most significant climate policy actions.
Since taking office, Trump has worked to roll back a broad range of Obama environmental policies that were opposed by the oil and coal industries.
In our brief supporting CA and the 19(!) other states opposing EPA’s rollback of the standards, we argue that given CA’s expertise and long-standing role under EPA’s own regs, it is a fatal legal error to fail to consult with the state. 2/2 https://t.co/OmTqGHwKdv
— Jeff Dennis (@EnergyLawJeff) February 20, 2019
Trump-California rift widens as auto emissions talks fail https://t.co/yvKIJUTHjv
— Terry Info (@wI3n2avNWpxUED8) February 20, 2019
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