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California Vows Fight as Trump Takes Aim at Clean-Car Authority

  • President tweets that his action will lower consumer car costs
  • Latest move adds to list of conflicts with most populous state
Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic on the Interstate 405 freeway by the Sepulveda pass in this aerial photograph taken over Los Angeles.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump said he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from autos, his latest clash with the state that threatens to plunge the auto industry into protracted legal uncertainty.

“This is the fight of a lifetime for us. We have to win this and I believe we will,” California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols said during a defiant press conference after Trump’s announcement Wednesday.