California May Make a Formal Counter to Trump on Car Emissions

Oct. 4, 2018, 9:43 PM

California is considering a formal, public counterproposal to President’s Donald Trump’s proposed rollback of fuel and pollution requirements for cars and trucks, a state official said Oct. 4.

The state has the legal standing to make such a counteroffer because, at least until the federal rollback takes effect, it’s got a binding agreement to link its greenhouse gas limits with Washington’s through 2025.

To determine what it might offer the Trump administration, California last week asked automakers to present detailed information on their future product plans, and why they expect to fall so short that they need relief now.

“They’ve ...

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