Biden to end Trump-era California emissions battle: report
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Los Angeles (AFP) – US President Joe Biden is set to announce an end to a legal battle with California, established under his predecessor Donald Trump, over the state’s right to set stricter vehicle emission standards, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. California had taken advantage of a provision under the US Clean Air Act that permits states to set fuel-economy standards that go beyond federal rules. But in 2019 Trump, who had already withdrawn the United States from the Paris climate accord, announced on Twitter that his government was repealing California’s federal exemption. The…

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