President Donald Trump revoked California’s Obama-era federal waiver granting them the ability to impose draconian regulations on automakers.
Now, carmakers will have one set of standards for all 50 states and no longer have to build to the California standard.
…. advantage, and also due to the fact that older, highly polluting cars, will be replaced by new, extremely environmentally friendly cars. There will be very little difference in emissions between the California Standard and the new U.S. Standard, but the cars will be….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2019
….far safer and much less expensive. Many more cars will be produced under the new and uniform standard, meaning significantly more JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Automakers should seize this opportunity because without this alternative to California, you will be out of business.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2019
The regulatory rollback comes on the heels of a Department of Justice antitrust investigation into California’s deal with four automakers; Ford, Volkswagen, Honda and BMW where the carmakers pledged to meet Obama’s 50 mpg fleet standard by 2026.
President Trump’s action negates this deal and rolls back the mpg standard.
….that when this Administration’s alternative is no longer available, California will squeeze them to a point of business ruin. Only reason California is now talking to them is because the Feds are giving a far better alternative, which is much better for consumers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2019
Thanks to this regulatory rollback, consumers can look forward to lower cost vehicles and safer ones.