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USU.S. moving to block California vehicle emissions rules

19:30  05 september  2019
19:30  05 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

EPA, DOT say California actions on auto emissions appear to be "unlawful"

EPA, DOT say California actions on auto emissions appear to be The top lawyers at the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department told the California Air Resources Board Friday that the state's actions in connection with a voluntary emissions deal with four automakers "appear to be unlawful and invalid." © Eric Thayer /Reuters Traffic moves slowly on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2011. Eric Thayer /Reuters Ford Motor Co, Honda Motor Co, BMW AG and Volkswagen AG in July agreed to adopt revised California vehicle emissions standards in exchange for some flexibilities offered by the state.

As part of the effort, the U . S . Environmental Protection Agency will propose revoking the Clean Air Act waiver granted to California that has allowed the state to regulate carbon emissions from vehicle tailpipes and force carmakers to sell a minimum number of electric vehicles in the state, the people

California and the 12 states that follow its rules make up more than a third of the national market for passenger vehicles . Because it takes about 15 years for the U . S . vehicle fleet to turn over, most cars will have to be zero- emission by 2035 to meet a goal of having mostly zero- emission cars by

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Two U.S. agencies are preparing to submit for final White House regulatory review a plan to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are preempted from setting their own vehicle rules, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.

U.S. moving to block California vehicle emissions rules © Eric Thayer /Reuters Traffic moves slowly on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2011. Eric Thayer /Reuters

The Environmental Protection Agency in August 2018 proposed revoking a waiver granted to California in 2013 under the Clean Air Act as part of the Trump administration's plan to roll back Obama-era fuel economy standards through 2025. EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are expected to seek approval to finalize the first portion of the rule dealing with California and states before completing action on setting yearly fuel efficiency requirements. The plan would not revoke California's ability to set low emission vehicle standards that has been in place since 1990, the sources said. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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