EPA and NHTSA Preparing to Submit Rule Blocking California from Making Its Own Fuel Emissions Standards

Date: September 10, 2019

The EPA and NHTSA are getting ready to submit a plan to the White House that will revoke California’s ability to set their own vehicle emissions standards.

According to Reuters, both agencies are expected to seek approval from the White House for the first portion of the rule before they focus on setting yearly requirements for fuel emissions. Their move to revoke these regulatory powers from the states comes after four automakers announced that they made an agreement with California to abide by the state’s standards.

“California and other states had vowed to enforce stricter Obama-era emissions standards after Trump proposed rolling back the federal rules,” Reuters wrote. “Automakers had worried that court battles between state and federal governments could create years of uncertainty for manufacturers.”

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