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CARB, EPA on Track for Emission Showdown

Clash begins with reopening of EPA review.

by on Mar.17, 2017

New EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is considering eliminating California's special exemption to following federal emissions rules.

It appears that the State of California and the Trump Administration are on a collision course and the point of impact may be the oft-debated emissions rules that are now up for debate.

Led by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Golden State is moving ahead with more stringent car pollution rules for 2022-2025, which were approved by Obama administration just before the Trump camp took over in January.

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California regulators are expected to finalize the rules at a meeting next week. However, the federal rules are expected to be eased. Trump announced the review of the corporate average fuel economy standards as well as the emissions standards will be reopened, much to the delight of automakers. (more…)