President Trump's expected roll back of fuel-economy requirements could pit California against the EPA
Another change is coming from the Trump Administration. And this time, it’s impacting two issues near and dear to Californians--the environment and our cars.
Another change is coming from the Trump Administration. And this time, it’s impacting two issues near and dear to Californians - the environment and our cars.
The Associated Pressreported Wednesday that the Trump Administration is planning to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements implemented under Obama.
A requirement enacted in January puts a 36 mile per gallon average on new cars. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was asked by automakers to throw that standard out. But California has a waiver which allows it to enforce fuel efficiency standards, and the roll back could spark a legal battle for the state to keep its requirements. So what chance does the EPA have of moving forward?
Emily Guerin, KPCC environment reporter; she’s been following the story
Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where his focus includes energy and environmental policy
Ann Carlson, co-director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; she is also a Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at UCLA