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EPA to Unveil Plan to Take Away California’s Authority on Car Emissions

  • Event scheduled Wednesday at agency Washington headquarters
  • Revocation sure to set off legal fight with biggest car market
EPA Wants to Revoke California Auto Regulation Powers

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

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The Trump administration will announce it is rescinding California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles on Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter, a move sure to set off a legal battle with the most populous state.

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to announce it will revoke the so-called waiver underpinning California’s power to set vehicle greenhouse gas standards separately from the Trump administration’s broader rule to ease federal vehicle-efficiency standards, which is expected in the weeks ahead, the people said. The people asked to not be identified discussing plans prior to announcement.