Trump warns California that emissions deal with automakers may be illegal
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The Trump administration sent California a stern warning Friday that its agreement with four major automakers to reduce car pollution appears to violate federal law. The letter from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation threatened “legal consequences” if California does not abandon the agreement, but did not say what officials might actually do. It reiterated the administration’s long-held belief that only the federal government has the authority to set fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars.