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California Schemin’

Submitted by on August 3, 2018 – 11:10 amNo Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Trump administration’s proposed freeze of vehicle fuel efficiency standards sought by the Obama administration and plan to end California’s power to enforce its own rules has placed the spotlight squarely on the state, where its political leaders are vowing an all-out fight . California Gov. Jerry Brown promised to “fight this stupidity in every conceivable way.” The governor, in his final term, said that under Trump’s “reckless scheme, motorists will pay more at the pump, get worse gas mileage and breathe dirtier air.” And California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols took to Twitter to state California’s case with a tweetstorm about “why #CleanCarStandards are so important.”

California has support from other states. Last summer the Environmental Council of the States, a kind of trade association for the chief environment officers of the 50 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, passed a resolution calling on Congress to preserve California’s authority. ECOS “urges the U.S. Congress to retain and not limit: 1) any state’s authority to adopt or enforce pollutant standards that are more stringent than the federal standards; 2) California’s authority to adopt or enforce emissions standards for any air pollutant from any mobile source; and 3) any state’s ability under CAA section 177 to adopt California’s vehicle emissions standards.”

On the Hill, California Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, along with 32 other Democrats, introduced a Senate concurrent resolution that would state support for “America’s clean car standards” and defend “state authority under the Clean Air Act to protect their citizens from harmful air pollution.”

Recommended reading: Catch up on what happened, the White House’s response, and what critics have to say about the administration’s auto safety arguments. READ MORE

California defies Trump, plans tighter rules on vehicle emissions (Reuters)

California moves to safeguard vehicle emissions rules from Trump rollback (Los Angeles Times)

California Counters EPA Plan With its Own Vehicle Emissions Proposal (NGT Journal)

California strikes back against Trump over vehicle air pollution rules (Sacramento Bee; includes VIDEO)


The Interaction of the Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (Advanced Biofuels USA)

Let’s Regulate CO2 Emissions, and Forget the 55.4 MPG 2025 Corporate Annual Fuel Economy Standard: The Inexpensive Way to Quickly Reduce Green House Gases (Advanced Biofuels USA)

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