CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Wielding the same authority created decades ago to fight smog, California regulators on Friday [3-24-17] moved forward with tough new pollution-reduction requirements for automakers selling cars in the state.
The rules set escalating targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 2022 through 2025, and officials are planning tougher steps after that. There’s also a requirement for automakers to sell more zero-emission vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the state, with a goal of more than 1 million on the road by 2025.
The decision to push ahead with cuts to greenhouse gas emissions came even as President Trump has begun rolling back federal rules intended to battle global warming over the next several years.
California has a long history of pushing the envelope to reduce tailpipe pollution, and the latest move signals the state is prepared to do battle with Trump’s White House.”

-Chris Megerian, “California’s vow to reduce auto pollution may be setting up a full-out war with Trump,” The Los Angeles Times online, March 24, 2017