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On Auto Emissions, California Saves the Day
By Editorial Board, Bloomberg | July 31, 2019
Your next car could be a lot better for the climate. Thank the Golden State — and the auto companies.
California just notched a victory in its battle with the Trump administration over environmental policy. What makes this win especially notable — and especially encouraging — is that an alliance with car manufacturers helped bring it about.
Some background: For more than half a century, California has been permitted to set its own targets for auto emissions and fuel economy — standards that more than a dozen other states, representing more than 30% of the U.S. auto market, now follow. Car makers came to treat the state’s high standards as de facto national benchmarks.
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