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California Snubs Trump, Sets Stronger Standards Than Federal Government

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California's clean air agency finalized the state's strict emissions standards for vehicles Friday, potentially foreshadowing a conflict with Washington following President Trump's promise to the auto industry last week to roll back emissions rules nationally.


The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to keep the standards, which are followed by 12 other states, for vehicles produced from 2022 to 2025. The rules also include requirements for automakers to sell more zero-emissions vehicles in California, the country's biggest auto market.

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