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California Warns EPA Against Loosening Emissions Standards

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is flanked by Gov. Jerry Brown and California Air Resources Board Mary Nichols. The trio vowed to fight the Trump administration’s threats to strip California of its unique authority to set vehicle emissions standards for cars and trucks sold in the Golden State. (Nick Cahill/CNS)

Courthouse News Service

Accusing the federal government of playing “high-stakes poker” with Americans’ health, California on Friday demanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency withdraw its “50-state” uniform emissions proposal for vehicles.