09/06/2019 - Jody Freeman

EPA Wants to Revoke California Auto Regulation Powers

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“Going for preemption is the nuclear option,” said Jody Freeman, a Harvard environmental law professor and former official in Barack Obama’s White House who helped broker the 2009 pact that aligned fuel efficiency standards between the federal agencies California. President Donald Trump “is saying to the auto companies: ‘California has no legal authority in our opinion, so it can’t threaten to set its own standards, so you don’t need to make a deal.”’

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