BREAKING: California Sues Trump over Authority to Regulate Car Energy Standards

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.20.19

California sued the Trump administration Friday just days after the White House revoked the state’s authority to regulate car emission standards.

“A coalition of states led by California filed a lawsuit Friday against the Trump administration, challenging its decision to revoke a rule that empowers the state to set tougher car emissions standards than those required by the federal government,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

“The lawsuit seeks to defend California and the 13 other states that follow its car pollution rules from the administration’s latest effort to loosen environmental regulations. By revoking a special waiver the state has relied on for years to set its own standards, the administration has launched an assault on California’s role as an environmental leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality,” adds the newspaper.

“Two courts have already upheld California’s emissions standards, rejecting the argument the Trump Administration resurrects to justify its misguided Preemption Rule,” California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said in a statement. “Yet, the Administration insists on attacking the authority of California and other states to tackle air pollution and protect public health.”

“Mr. President, we’ll see you in court,” he added.

Read the full report at the Los Angeles Times.

Original Story: September 18, 2019

The Trump administration “revoked” the state of California’s authority to regulate automobile mileage standards Wednesday; saying the move will make cars “less expensive” and “substantially safer” for users.

“In a move President Trump said will reduce car prices but will also anger environmental groups, the administration is revoking California‘s authority to set strict fuel economy standards,” reports Fox News.

“The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER. This will lead to more production because of this pricing and safety advantage, and also due to the fact that older, highly polluting cars, will be replaced by new, extremely environmentally friendly cars. There will be very little difference in emissions between the California Standard and the new U.S. Standard, but the cars will be far safer and much less expensive. Many more cars will be produced under the new and uniform standard, meaning significantly more JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Automakers should seize this opportunity because without this alternative to California, you will be out of business,” posted Trump on Twitter.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra claims the rule-change will hurt US automakers and vows to fight the policy in federal court.

Read the full report at Fox News.