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California Sues U.S. to Regain Power Over Auto Emissions (1)

Sept. 20, 2019, 4:29 PMUpdated: Sept. 20, 2019, 7:07 PM

California is asking a federal court to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping the state of its power to set limits on auto emissions of greenhouse gases that are stricter than those of the national government and encourage more electric-vehicle use.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in Washington, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Governor Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, made good on their pledges to fight Trump’s decision, which the president said would cut environmental regulations and make cars cheaper. A coalition of 22 other states joined the suit.

California contends the Trump administration has exceeded the authority Congress granted...

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