Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Climate changed

EPA Slams California’s Air Quality as It Curbs State’s Authority

  • EPA, DOT make official what Trump announced yesterday in tweet
  • State says its willing to fight revocation of waiver in court
Video player cover image
Trump Takes On California
Updated on

The Trump administration moved to strip California of its authority to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, even as it warned the state it needs to do more to combat smog.

“California has the worst air quality in the United States,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Thursday, adding that tens of millions of people in the state live in areas that don’t meet ambient air standards. “We hope California will focus on these issues.”