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In a move President Trump will be told, they reduce the car prices, but also anger environmental groups, the administration, the repeal of the California authority of strict fuel economy standards.
Trump announced the move Wednesday, said the decision was taken “in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer,” while making cars safer, at the same time.
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“This leads to more production, because this price and safety advantages, and also due to the fact that older, highly polluting cars are replaced by new, extremely environmentally friendly cars,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
California authority to their own emissions standards is tougher than the Federal government on 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 the Golden State.
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.”
California Gov., Gavin Newsom, said the White house “has abdicated its responsibility to the rest of the world to reduce emissions and fight global warming.”
The President, though, says there is “very little difference” in emissions between the Federal and California standard, but with cars, “said be much safer and much less expensive.” He also predicted that a new national standard for fuel economy will lead to more cars produced, the US and more jobs.
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.
Trump has also made an effort to relax Obama-era federal mileage standards nationwide, weakening a key effort to stop by his Democratic predecessor, the climate change.
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“We welcome the federalism and the role of the States, but federalism means that a state can dictate standards for the nation,” EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler of the National Automobile Dealers Association said on Tuesday, adding that the higher fuel consumption would be in breach of standards, the consumer manufacturers produce by the increase in the average sticker price of the new car, and the car is more electric vehicles.
Environmentalists condemned the trump administration’s move, which have slipped as gasoline prices, higher follows a weekend drone attack that hobbled the Saudi Arabian oil output.
“Everyone wins if we were to adopt strong clean car standards as our public policy,” said Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defense Fund. “Strong clean car standards will give us healthier air to breathe, protect us from the urgent danger of climate change and save Americans hundreds of dollars per year in gas costs.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.