Auto Emissions Plan Puts Trump, Calif. On Collision Course

By Keith Goldberg (August 2, 2018, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's proposal to roll back greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles and yank California's authority to set its own requirements sets the stage for a vicious legal battle that experts say goes to the heart of the federal government's obligation to regulate GHGs as determined by the U.S. Supreme Court in Massachusetts v. EPA.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sought feedback on ways to revise the Obama-era GHG and corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, standards for cars and trucks in its Thursday notice of proposed rulemaking. But the EPA made it clear...

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