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EPA May Have Picked A Clean Air Fight With Calif. It Can't Win

Law360 (September 20, 2019, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration is on shaky legal ground and faces a difficult road ahead against a 23-state challenge to its bid to establish primacy over California in regulating greenhouse gas emissions from cars and other vehicles, experts say.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its "One National Program" rule Thursday, under which it revoked a 2013 Clean Air Act waiver issued to California that the state has used to set greenhouse gas emissions standards and establish a zero-emission vehicle program.

The EPA said it's rescinding the waiver because the U.S. Department of Transportation determined that the Golden State's programs interfere with the...

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