This is long overdue in my opinion.
California has cost consumers in the rest of this country Billions of dollars, Automakers even more than that and has caused so many headaches for mechanics and parts suppliers it is beyond measure with their California Air Resources Board emissions standards.
The same make and model of car could possibly have several different combinations of parts on them because of it causing confusion and extra costs over decades of their economic terrorism. Cars built in California had completely different emissions equipment on them and most states having the same quality of weasel lawmakers would follow suit using their standards.
It’s been a very long nightmare for the entire automotive industry from the manufacturers all the way down to the back yard mechanic, even wrecking yards had to headache with it.
Pull that trigger Trump.
You can tell just from this L.A. Times headline that the butt hurt this is going to cause is going to be intense.
Keep reading because there is something else at the bottom of this post you need to see.
President Trump is expected on Wednesday to revoke a decades-old rule that empowers California to set tougher car pollution standards than those required by the federal government — putting the state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a path to years of fighting in court.
The move, which has been in the works for much of the last three years, seeks to erase the authority that has provided the foundation for California’s role as an environmental leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. By revoking a special waiver the state has relied on for years, the administration will be saying that no state can set more ambitious pollution controls than those adopted by the federal government.
The EPA had no official comment on the plan, which is expected to be announced while Trump is in California for a campaign fundraising trip.
The administration’s plan to revoke the waiver is likely to set off years of legal battles that could eventually land at the U.S. Supreme Court. The move affects not only California, but also 13 other states and the District of Columbia that follow its emissions regulations have vowed to defend their tougher rules.
Hanging in the balance is whether California will continue to serve as a laboratory for tough new car pollution rules and whether its regulations requiring automakers to sell more zero-emission vehicles and plug-in hybrids will survive. The state’s goal is to have more than 1 million of these cars on the road by 2025.
The rule change is expected to be finalized a few months after California spurned the White House by secretly negotiating a deal with four major automakers. As part of the pact, the car manufacturers — Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW — agreed to voluntarily increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, essentially ignoring the Trump administration’s plans to roll back car pollution standards.
“Crazy!” the president tweeted in response. “The Founders of Ford Motor Company and General Motors, are ‘rolling over’ at the weakness of current car company executives,” he wrote.
Other automakers, such as General Motors, have reportedly been interested in joining the agreement. The administration’s move to strip California of its unique authority under the Clean Air Act to set its own tailpipe emissions standards has been viewed by some of the president’s critics as retaliatory.
“It’s clearly a big slap at California,” said Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at UCLA. “It does make you wonder whether there’s a motivation here that’s political rather than legal.”
California has embraced its role as chief antagonist to Trump on environmental policies, suing the administration repeatedly over its agenda of dismantling Obama-era environmental and public health regulations. Federal judges have sided with California and environmental groups in cases concerning air pollution, pesticides and the royalties that the government receives from companies that extract oil, gas and coal from public land.
Further escalating tensions between the state and the Trump administration, the Department of Justice has launched an antitrust investigation into whether the automakers violated federal competition law by reaching an agreement with California to reduce emissions.
The EPA and the Department of Transportation also sent a letter to California regulators warning of “legal consequences” if the state did not abandon its agreement with automakers. The letter reiterated the administration’s long-held belief that only these agencies have the authority to set fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars.
California’s special authority to regulate car pollution dates back to the 1960s, when Los Angeles was enveloped in a thick layer of smog that state officials came to see as a public health crisis. By the time the 1970 Clean Air Act took effect, the state had already enacted its own tailpipe emission controls.
Those bureaucratic power brokers down South of me have been trying to flank Trump and that was a mistake.
Personal, political or just plain being a dick, I don’t care, I just hope Trump does go after those fuckers, hard.
There is another reason I am so happy to see this happen.
Everyone reading this will also now start celebrating this move whole heartedly , I guarantee it.
Those three handed miserable sonofabitch gas can spouts?
You can thank those miserable tree hugging cocksuckers at CARB for those too.
Good fucking riddance and God Speed President Trump.
If people knew where those damn spout rules originated from and could connect it with Trump shit canning CARB it would be worth forty million votes alone.