The LATimes tells us that the EPA is going to announce that it’s undoing or at least weakening standards that govern vehicle fuel efficiency. EPA Director Scott Pruitt and noted fossil fuel fetishist (Hubb-hubba!) says that puts a huge burden on car makers.
The EPA is expected to announce “that it will scrap mileage targets the Obama administration … that aim to boost average fuel economy for passenger cars and SUVs to 55 miles per gallon by 2025.” The EPA (at the time) called it the ‘the most significant federal action ever taken to reduce [greenhouse gas] emissions
No doubt that California will sue the Fourth Reich for the right to set its own, stricter standard, and that could create two separate vehicle markets, and probably a handful of other states will join. Also/too: California is the largest car market in the country, what with about 20% of the citizens.
And as we used to say growing up in then-smoggy California, if you cannot see the air, how can you trust it?