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California to Fight ‘Unlawful’ Trump Fuel Economy Rollback

Oct. 24, 2018, 9:42 PM

California plans to attack the Trump administration proposal to freeze auto fuel economy standards at 2020 levels and unwind the state’s plan for more stringent rules on tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions as “unlawful,” California’s attorney general said Oct. 24.

“They are grossly derelict in not trying to move the dial forward in cleaning the air and the environment,” Xavier Becerra said in a conference call with reporters. “The situation continues to get worse and requires action now, and not for us to stand pat,” he said.

Becerra’s comments were a preview of a formal response that California and 18 other ...

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