Automakers' Plea For Emissions Deal May Be Too Late

Law360 (June 7, 2019, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Seeking to head off a regulatory nightmare, nearly every major automobile manufacturer pled with the Trump administration and California on Thursday to resolve a stalemate on vehicle emissions standards that threatens to upend the industry. But the last-ditch effort seems to hold little promise.

Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Toyota Motor North America Inc. and 14 other major companies asked the Trump administration and the Golden State to resume negotiations over the White House's controversial proposal to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles and revoke California's special permission to craft its own limits. The U.S. Environmental Protection...

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