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Published On: Thu, Sep 19th, 2019

President Trump takes aim at California emission rules, will improve price and safety

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday his move to end California’s authority to institute emission regulations that are stricter than federal rules, a move that comes as the president continues to roll back Obama-era regulations.

Trump said removing a waiver will make vehicles safer and less expensive.

“The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER,” the president said on Twitter.

“This will lead to more production because of this pricing and safety … advantage, and also due to the fact that older, highly polluting cars, will be replaced by new, extremely environmentally friendly cars,” Trump wrote.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat said the state will continue to fight such moves.

“While the White House clings to the past, automakers and American families embrace cleaner cars,” Becerra told reporters Tuesday, The New York Times reported. He noted that clean cars are “achievable, science-based, and a boon for hardworking American families and public health.”

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Becerra has sued the administration more than 50 times since 2017.

The administration unveiled a draft plan in 2018 to roll back the federal fuel economy standards the Obama administration put in place. The draft included a plan to revoke a waiver given to California under the 1970 Clean Air Act, which allows it to set tougher state-level standards.

Former President Barack Obama raised the average fuel economy of automobiles to 54.5 mpg by 2025. California got permission from the Obama administration to issue its own, higher emissions standards.

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