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A fight over the future of U.S. tidy automobile requirements simply stepped up an equipment.

Comments are due today on the Trump administration'' s proposed freeze on federal fuel economy guidelines. The Political Climate podcast group sat down with California'' s leading tidy air regulator, who is leading the charge to keep more strict fuel economy guidelines in location.

Mary Nichols is presently on her 2nd trip as chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Probably no single person has actually done more to advance the Golden State’’ s pioneering– — and bipartisan– effort to tidy up its air and battle environment modification.

In this episode, we get the backstory on California’’ s efforts to obstruct the fuel economy rollback and rescind the state'' s capability to set its own automobile guidelines (beginning 17:10). And we talk about CARB'' s brand-new 350-page filing that “destroys the reasoning for this regulative proposition,” ” according to Nichols.

We likewise become aware of the ““ dark forces ” trying to stall electrical lorry development, and how California got rid of political polarization to enact a few of the country’’ s most progressive environment policies.

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