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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 09:15 PM

Trump warns California that emissions deal with automakers may be illegal

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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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Reply Trump warns California that emissions deal with automakers may be illegal (Original post)
Zorro Sep 2019 OP
bluestarone Sep 2019 #1
Thomas Hurt Sep 2019 #2
RainCaster Sep 2019 #4
RainCaster Sep 2019 #3
GReedDiamond Sep 2019 #5
HuskyOffset Sep 2019 #6
Midnight Writer Sep 2019 #7
Chin music Sep 2019 #8
SCVDem Sep 2019 #9
Chin music Sep 2019 #11
PoliticAverse Sep 2019 #10
JudyM Sep 2019 #12
Coventina Sep 2019 #13

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 09:21 PM

1. FUCK this bastard!

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

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 09:24 PM

2. well tarnation! that there sounds like that big guvmint hippie socialist communism to me.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 09:26 PM

4. Yer fuckin A right

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 09:25 PM

3. The GOP is all about States Rights when it suits them

Not a peep on this issue

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:06 PM

5. The EPA is now the EDA...

...Environmental Destruction Agency.

Fuck Donald Fucking Trump!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:40 PM

6. I don't understand the logic here

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?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:52 PM

7. Tip to California. Tell'm to yank off, then tie it up in court for decades. Use the old Trump tactic

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:17 PM

9. When do we get leaded gas back?

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

Don't need those seat belts either.

Have a cigarette!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:25 PM

10. From one of the articles linked to in the op's article...

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.


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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:59 PM

12. Locking.

Dupe.

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

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 12:02 AM

13. Because if it's evil, Trump wants it done. n/t

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