California, other states sue EPA for right to set higher emissions standards (Axios)

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    California, other states sue EPA for right to set higher emissions standards – By Fadel Allassan (Axios) / Nov 15 2019

    Twenty-three states joined California in suing the Environmental Protection Agency for stripping away an Obama-era waiver that allows the state to set strict emissions standards on cars and trucks, the California’s attorney general’s office announced Friday.

    The big picture: This is the latest in a high-stakes battle between California and the Trump administration over the fuel-efficiency of cars in America, says Axios’ Amy Harder. Automakers — and drivers — are caught in the middle and likely stuck with significant uncertainty for years as these legal and regulatory fights wear on.

    • One of the standards at the center of the latest lawsuit requires the sale of an increasing number of electric or other zero-emission vehicles.
    • Another addresses standards for tailpipe emissions. California has stricter qualifications than the EPA requires nationally.

    Continue to article: https://www.axios.com/california-states-sue-environmental-protection-agency-emissions-90ff7bcc-c015-424a-a572-1fc713b8d078.html

     

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