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Zorro

(15,948 posts)
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:15 PM Sep 2019

Trump warns California that emissions deal with automakers may be illegal

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by JudyM (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: LA Times

The Trump administration sent California a stern warning Friday that its agreement with four major automakers to reduce car pollution appears to violate federal law.

The letter from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation is the latest sign of President Trump’s anger at California and the car manufacturers that have bucked his plans to roll back regulations put in place to combat climate change.

In their agreement with the state, which was announced in July, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW all agreed to voluntarily increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, essentially ignoring the Trump administration’s plans to roll back car pollution standards. State officials have been trying to persuade other companies to join the agreement; the White House has been trying to prevent that.

Friday’s letter threatened “legal consequences” if California does not abandon the agreement, but did not say what officials might actually do. It reiterated the administration’s long-held belief that only the federal government has the authority to set fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-06/trump-warns-california-violating-law-auto-emissions

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Trump warns California that emissions deal with automakers may be illegal (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
FUCK this bastard! bluestarone Sep 2019 #1
well tarnation! that there sounds like that big guvmint hippie socialist communism to me. Thomas Hurt Sep 2019 #2
Yer fuckin A right RainCaster Sep 2019 #4
The GOP is all about States Rights when it suits them RainCaster Sep 2019 #3
The EPA is now the EDA... GReedDiamond Sep 2019 #5
I don't understand the logic here HuskyOffset Sep 2019 #6
Tip to California. Tell'm to yank off, then tie it up in court for decades. Use the old Trump tactic Midnight Writer Sep 2019 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Sep 2019 #8
When do we get leaded gas back? SCVDem Sep 2019 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Sep 2019 #11
From one of the articles linked to in the op's article... PoliticAverse Sep 2019 #10
Locking. JudyM Sep 2019 #12
Because if it's evil, Trump wants it done. n/t Coventina Sep 2019 #13

bluestarone

(17,673 posts)
1. FUCK this bastard!
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:21 PM
Sep 2019

He should be the LAST fucker to talk about ILLEGAL shit!

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
2. well tarnation! that there sounds like that big guvmint hippie socialist communism to me.
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:24 PM
Sep 2019

RainCaster

(11,099 posts)
4. Yer fuckin A right
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:26 PM
Sep 2019

RainCaster

(11,099 posts)
3. The GOP is all about States Rights when it suits them
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:25 PM
Sep 2019

Not a peep on this issue

GReedDiamond

(5,334 posts)
5. The EPA is now the EDA...
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:06 PM
Sep 2019

...Environmental Destruction Agency.

Fuck Donald Fucking Trump!

HuskyOffset

(895 posts)
6. I don't understand the logic here
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:40 PM
Sep 2019

How is it illegal for those car manufacturers to make an agreement with CA as long as the cars meet or exceed federal standards? Is Trump claiming it’s illegal to emit less pollution than the federal standard? Is there now a minimum required pollution level?

Midnight Writer

(22,346 posts)
7. Tip to California. Tell'm to yank off, then tie it up in court for decades. Use the old Trump tactic
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:52 PM
Sep 2019

Response to Zorro (Original post)

 

SCVDem

(5,103 posts)
9. When do we get leaded gas back?
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 12:17 AM
Sep 2019

I kinda miss car paint with depth. No more powder coat!

Don't need those seat belts either.

Have a cigarette!

Response to SCVDem (Reply #9)

PoliticAverse

(26,366 posts)
10. From one of the articles linked to in the op's article...
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 12:25 AM
Sep 2019
https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-epa-confirmation-20170118-story.html

California has a:
decades-old federal waiver that allows California to set emissions standards stricter than elsewhere in the United States.


JudyM

(29,430 posts)
12. Locking.
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 12:59 AM
Sep 2019

Dupe.

Please continue discussion in this earlier thread: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142364481

Coventina

(27,411 posts)
13. Because if it's evil, Trump wants it done. n/t
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 01:02 AM
Sep 2019
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