Trump Almost Ready To Repeal California’s Authority To Regulate Vehicle Emissions

The Trump administration will reportedly seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automotive emissions, including the state’s mandate for EV sales.

According to Bloomberg, which cites three people familiar with the Trump administration’s plan, the proposal is expected to be released this week. This will be a frontal assault on one of the previous administration’s signature policies to cut down greenhouse gas emissions.

The plan is also likely to set up a high-stakes battle over California’s unique position to regulate emissions. If successful, the plan is also expected to set off a long courtroom battle.

The proposed regulations revamp will also stop the current federal rules aiming to boost fuel efficiency into the next decade. Instead, Trump’s plan will cap federal fuel economy requirements at the 2020 level, meaning at least 35mpg fleet average rather than roughly 50mpg by 2025 as envisioned in the plan left behind by the previous administration.

The effort will include EPA proposing to revoke the Clean Air Act waiver granted to California, which has allowed the state to regulate vehicle carbon emissions and force manufacturers to sell electric vehicles within the state in higher numbers.

NHTSA will likely assert that California can no longer impose its own greenhouse gas emissions from autos under the 1975 law that established the first federal fuel-efficiency requirements.

Once the proposal is formally unveiled, the public will have a chance to weigh in, with the feedback used to develop a final rule that could be implemented as soon as the end of the year.

While the proposal will include other options, the Trump administration is expected to focus on the dramatic overhaul that includes revoking California’s unique authority, according to the same sources.

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  • cooper

    So much for “POS.T” and his sales pitch for states defining their own laws. Autocrat POS.T should move to a different country after his presidency of the United States to become the dictator he wishes to be.

    • ChrisInIL

      What does your post have to do with this article?

      • cooper

        Read the article than read my post. Try to keep up or go back to your Alex Jones videos.

        • EM1

          Awww…Cooper is triggered. Now go back to your Anderson Cooper videos.

          • cooper

            More like entertained by the ignorance.

          • ME

            The entertainment is making fun of you and your BS ideals.

        • ChrisInIL

          You know, you’re the second blowhard in 24 hours to assume I know anything about Alex Jones. Do you people all read from the same talking points, or what? Wait….are you using two different user names? How cowardly.

          I did read the article, and I did read your post. Your rant about the president isn’t relevant.

          • cooper

            Second coward? When you parrot the words a right wing sociopath at least own it. Because you are just entertainment for the the rest.

          • ChrisInIL

            Interesting. I stated that you repeated something someone else did, and you’re claiming that I’m “parroting” someone. Project much?

            FYI – I’ve heard the name Alex Jones, but I don’t read/hear/watch anything this person creates.

    • Nick099

      You’re obviously ignorant of the US Constitution and how a representative federal republic works…or you would not make such embarrassingly dumb comments.

      Here’s a tip; go to school and take US Government classes. Then you will learn the fundamental differences between the US Constitution and all other forms of government…and why it is superior.

      That would be a far better path than the bath room stall that you are currently getting your info from.

      • cooper

        You obviously want to or need to be controlled by an autocrat. Yes we do have States rights here in the United States. Don’t vote for me and I will change your laws that actually protect your citizens is so ignorant. Yet the POS.T followers have no clue to what is happening or just don’t care because their guy is in office. And yes go take your US government class over again and pay attention. If not move to a country that will fit your insecurities of freedom.

        • ME

          Either did Hillary with Bengazi or O’clowna with Iran. It only took the Israelis 1 night to get their hands on Iranian documents that they have been building a bomb.

      • Enter Ranting

        Hey Nick, you’re the expert – why don’t you enlighten everyone on your understanding of the US Constitution and the workings of a representative federal republic?

        • Nick099

          Yeah, a degree will do that.
          Try a school Ace.

      • Superior LOL… Oh sorry it wasn’t a joke my bad. Sure sure.

        • Nick099

          Yeah Herpes, you’re a real riot.
          But instead of being smug to hide probable ignorance, give us a better example.

          • I guess your school are superior too… So it’s HERRES not Herpes. Or maybe you tried to be mean and funny? FYI a Constitution is not a Government.

    • Enter Ranting

      No country would let him in.

  • Scott Carmichael

    “State’s rights…state’s rights….state’s rights……unless you didn’t vote for me then I’ll take your rights away.

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    I believe many of the measures that allow a vehicle to perform well (as a new vehicle) in terms of producing low emissions, reduces their longevity and IMO makes them less environmentally friendly as they will need to be scrapped and replaced sooner. Small displacement engines with turbos & auto/start stop systems means engines under greater stress and greater wear on components . Generators in hybrid cars are ticking time bombs and EV’s seem to have unending problems with drive units and battery packs. There are reports of carbon buildup in direct injection petrol/ gasoline engine causing headaches for owners at 100,000 kms/62,000 miles.

    • cooper

      What does your post have to do with this article?

      • Nick099

        More than the rest of the ignorant statements here.

        • cooper

          You don’t look at what you type before hitting post.

    • Dude

      This is an incredibly disingenuous comment. Dispite the increase in complexity, reliability has increased over the past few decades. Issues with modern cars exist but they are not catastrophic like you’re making them out to be. Modern cars are far more reliable than cars of the past and that is a fact. Issues with hybrids and EV make headlines because idiots hate them but their reliability is above average (yes even Teslas). The Prius is one of the most reliable cars of our time. If you want to spit crap like this take it to /o/.

    • S3XY

      So every hybrid has major problems once they hit 62,000 miles exactly? That’s crazy!

      Can you share more of your knowledge?

      What happens at 70,000 miles? Will my Volt make it that far?

      So far it’s been flawless but it hasn’t hit this magical milestone you mentioned

    • assassingtr

      Where is your data and research to prove this? This is just an assumed opinion formulated by your hearsay that you conjured. I would go so far as to say it’s entirely false and based on an assumption that newer tech is more fragile. The stuff works and it depends on the individual tech in specifics were talking. I’ve had an EV as my commuter for more than 80k miles no problems. No oil changes, and its smooth as silk. Not sure where you get your information but please provide it.

  • Unless I’ve glossed over it, the Presidency branch of the US government can’t legally enforce or take away anything without the other branches consent i.e. Congress and the Supreme Court. It’ll be an interesting one to watch.

    • Nick099

      Unless it was done by executive order…which this was. Got it???

      • cooper

        Executive order does not change states rights. Can’t have it both ways. The United States is not run by an autocrat. You and some others that are insecure of freedom may need an autocrat to survive. This will all end soon anyways.

      • But even so, doesn’t that require consent from the other branches which this doesn’t have yet?

        • Nick099

          No, as the rule was imposed under the power that the Executive Branch was already given by Congress under the law.
          The law that had been passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by a President years earlier.

          Now, as we have co-equal branches of government with numerous checks and balances against each other to insure freedom, the third branch…the Judiciary…may step into the mix and decide in court whether the President exceeded his authority under that law.

  • Nick099

    Except it’s the reverse of what you claim. See my comment above.

    Wow! It is simply pathetic how little knowlege some of you folks have.

    • SamBamm

      What’s pathetic is your arrogance. But then that’s why you voted for him.

    • I’M DUMBFOUNDED HOW MANY WILL CUCKOLD FOR THIS GUY. WHAT IS IT ABOUT HIM THAT SOME WILL LOOSE ALL DIGNITY TO SUPPORT HIM?

      • Nick099

        Hahahaha!

        Cause we can see the larger picture, work for a living, and are more intelligent,

  • Nick099

    Sure, sure….how smaaart!

  • Christian

    2020, Oprah Gonna be the first female president! TRUST ME, Tump won’t have another chance.. This time the there will not be any KKK or Russian Putin hackers!

    • dumblikeyou2

      attention troll ^

      • Christian

        I don’t hope your name is true 🙁

        • dumblikeyou2

          for your sake at least

  • Ron

    The hypocrisy is just astounding. When marriage equality was on the table, every red state bigot was crying foul and pitching a sad little fit because their right to discriminate was being taken away. Now, suddenly a blue state doesn’t have the right to provide clean air for its citizens? Unbelievable.

    • Nick099

      Because it infringes on every other state…get it?

  • matrem

    States Rights only matter to republicans when it personally benefits them. Otherwise, big government all the way.

  • Stephen G

    I don’t understand how this a-hole was elected president and I certainly don’t understand how anybody could be in favor of allowing the creation of more pollution.

  • Enter Ranting

    Skippy, bullets also transcend state borders and you don’t see Drumpf talking about gun control.

    • Nick099

      Hahahaha!

      How cute. The Feds already have gun control as do each state. Would you like a list?
      Try again.

      • Enter Ranting

        And yet the carnage continues. The same carnage that your orange imbecile said would end right after his terrible inauguration speech. So, as you can see, the existing gun control doesn’t work. But do us a favor, Nick – stick around here with your smug attitude. It’s gonna be great watching you try to defend Drumpf in the upcoming weeks.

  • cooper

    Republicans don’t think much past a post or two. China has great living conditions they should all get on a boat and leave this country for humans.

  • Emoto

    Cali can do whatever it wants, but they should have no say over what other states do. The 2020 standards are already VERY tough. No need to go beyond that.

  • Mr. Crankypants

    This simply fits with dotard’s vision to take the USA back at least 100 years -you know, when air over cities was black and people with power were white. This guy is like a petulant child who is throwing tantrums and breaking his toys for spite.

  • dumblikeyou2

    China is the #1 emitter of co2 emissions in the world. They better get on it.

  • Mr. Crankypants

    Don’t worry world, a HUGE majority of us despise him and we’re working hard to turn this mess around.

  • EM1

    Your user name was created during 2008.

  • SO MANY PICTURES THIS CAR BLOG COULD USE AND THEY USE ONE THAT IS SURE TO DIVIDE. HOW ABOUT HAVING SOME FUN IF YOU CAN’T FIND A SUITABLE CAR PIC?
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  • SteersUright

    So theres one state in the union that demands cleaner air for its citizens and those who are purportedly against overreaching big government (in fair business regulation) are invoking big-government privileges to revoke their rights to do so?

    • assassingtr

      So you like less cleaner air over your state? Just asking for a friend.

  • assassingtr

    A large majority of us aren’t in favor it. Unfortunately most of his supporters can be some of the loudest and most disingenuous commenters.

  • ME

    Mueller is going to dig and find Hillary’s uranium somewhere in Russia.

    • HILLARY IS HISTORY. WHY IS THE RIGHT SO OBSESSED WITH HER WHILE YOUR PLAYA PREZ IS MAKING NEWS FOR PAYING OFF HOOKERS? OR HOW ABOUT STANDING NEXT TO THE RUSSIAN DICTATOR WHILE CONDEMNING AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES.

      • ME

        BIGGEST HOOKER WAS HILLARY WHO WAS MARRIED TO A MAN THAT HAD BJ’S IN THE ORAL OFFICE.

        • LET’S USE SOME COMMON SENSE HERE. HILLARY WAS A HOOKER BECAUSE HER HUSBAND WAS GETTING HEAD IN THE WH?

          • ME

            SHE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING AND REMAINED TOGETHER JUST FOR THE GLORY OF MONEY AND HER CARRER. SHE’S A WHORE.

  • ME

    NOPE…Trump keeps winning.

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