EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday put California on notice that it would not allow the state to impose its stricter standard on the federal government. The EPA said the administrator is evaluating whether to revoke California’s waiver to set its own emissions rules if it doesn’t cooperate.
“Cooperative federalism doesn’t mean that one state can dictate standards for the rest of the country,” Pruitt said. “EPA will set a national standard for greenhouse gas emissions that allows auto manufacturers to make cars that people both want and can afford—while still expanding environmental and safety benefits of newer cars. It is in America's best interest to have a national standard, and we look forward to partnering with all states, including California, as we work to finalize that standard.”
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