"Trump’s EPA May ‘Review’ California’s Car Pollution Rules"

"It became clear Wednesday that far-reaching car pollution rules enforced by California and a handful of other states could be jeopardized if EPA nominee Scott Pruitt is confirmed by the Senate.

After repeatedly suing the EPA as Oklahoma's attorney general over what he has characterized as federal overreach, President-elect Trump’s pick to lead the agency said during his senate hearing that he plans to review whether California will be allowed to continue operating its own pollution rules affecting vehicles.

California has long set the standard nationwide on environmental regulations, and it has been enforcing pollution rules on automakers for more than 50 years that have helped to reduce smog, slow global warming and improve mileage."

John Upton reports for Climate Central January 18, 2017.


"Will Trump’s EPA Let California Be Green?" (New York Magazine)

Source: Climate Central, 01/20/2017