Attorney General Becerra Issues Statement in Response to the Trump Administration Announcement Ending Negotiations on Clean Car Standards

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that negotiations on the nation’s Clean Car Standards have ended:

“Walking away from negotiations is sadly consistent with the Trump Administration’s retreat from our nation’s existing Clean Car Standards," said Attorney General Becerra. "Abandoning ship on the U.S.’s serious push to tackle pollution is another sign of impotence and fallibility, something Americans aren’t accustomed to. California and states throughout America are prepared to defend our national Clean Car Standards even if the Trump Administration intends to go AWOL."

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