The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator signaled a coming showdown with California, warning the state won’t dictate the future of ambitious automobile fuel economy regulations enacted by the Obama administration.
“California is not the arbiter of these issues,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said. California regulates greenhouse gas emissions at the state level, “but that shouldn’t and can’t dictate to the rest of the country what these levels are going to be.“
The EPA faces an April 1 deadline...
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