EPA’s New Chief to Meet California Regulator on Fuel Efficiency Plan

July 17, 2018, 8:06 PM

California’s top air-quality official was expected to meet with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new acting chief July 17, the first meeting between two regulators who disagree over the Trump administration’s plan to weaken automobile fuel efficiency regulations.

Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board, said acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler reached out to state officials after his appointment, and the two agreed to meet in person in Washington. Wheeler was elevated to the EPA’s top post following the scandal-fueled ouster of former agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

“I am not at the moment expecting any changes in ...

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