Trump administration is moving in the direction of the national fuel economy standard, is preparing for a legal battle with the California

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Andrew Wheeler and Transport Secretary Elaine Chao announced Thursday a “national program, in General,” to block paves the way for the Federal government, at the national level, common standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in a train, California the current requirements.

The Trump administration’s claims that the national standard would give the Americans access to vehicles, the less expensive, safer and cleaner. The administration also says it will result in millions of new car sales, the strengthening of the U.S. auto industry. The “A” National program rule,” aims to prohibit States from imposing their own more stringent standards, as California has done, and to do the administration against the Golden State’s ability to this.

“Today’s action fulfills President Trump commitment to a single fuel consumption standards for vehicles in the United States, ensure, to decide that no state has the authority to govern the Nation, and no state has to impose the law, said his policy on the rest of the country,” Chao.


California authority to their own emissions standards that are tougher than the Federal government, a waiver issued by the Congress during the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970. The state has long adopted car manufacturers pushed to more fuel-efficient cars-vehicles emit less pollutants. A dozen States and the District of Columbia follow California fuel economy standards.

The Trump administration’s decision to revoke that waiver of touch of what is sure to be a another high-profile legal battle with California.

In anticipation of the move, California attorney General Xavier Becerra, said on Tuesday that the administration is the action both of the US car manufacturers and American families are hurting. He said, to fight in California, the administration in federal court.

“You have no reason and no right to such a waiver,” Becerra, a Democrat, said in a statement, referring to trump. “We are ready to fight for a future that will not understand they seem to be.”

EPA General Counsel Matt Leopold said on Thursday, “We are ready to call for the defence of our interpretation of the waiver statement.” He said they are confident that the administration would succeed.

The move comes after the Ministry of justice recently opened an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and the four car manufacturers for tougher pollution and associated performance requirements than those sought by trump.


Wheeler said on Thursday that the administration has asked California for the legal authority for their approval. He also took a shot in the California environmental suffering, to demand that the state “the worst air quality in the United States,” and you should have your power in the solution of this problem.

“We hope that the state said on these issues instead of trying to fuel economy standards for the entire country,” Wheeler.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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