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States Intervene in Legal Fight Against California Air Waiver

May 19, 2022, 5:21 PM

A coalition of states led by top California officials threw its support Thursday behind the Biden administration in a legal battle over the restoration of California’s vehicle emissions waiver.

California led 19 other states and three major cities in a motion to intervene in litigation brought by Republican-led states last week looking to reverse a Biden administration mandate that gives California leeway to craft its own car rules.

The waiver, granted by the Clean Air Act, allows California to set its own, more stringent limits on tailpipe emissions, which 17 other states have also opted to follow.

The waiver was ...