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|February 21, 2019|
California at odds over gas emissions standards
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is proposing to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2021-2025 continue to meet tough California standards. CARB says it’s aimed at protecting public health, saving consumers money, and fighting climate change.
It comes in response to the Trump Administration’s effort to weaken vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards.
Under existing regulations adopted in 2012, cars meeting federal standards for model years 2018-2025 are “deemed to comply” with California standards. This provision had the benefit of creating a single national program allowing automakers to meet one set of fleet-wide standards throughout the nation, including in California and the 12 other states that have adopted California standards.
The Trump Administration is proposing to change the federal regulation and freeze vehicle greenhouse gas standards at 2020 levels.
Story Date: August 21, 2018