Trump Swats Down Onerous California Emissions Regulations

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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.

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.

Thanks to this regulatory rollback, consumers can look forward to lower cost vehicles and safer ones.

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