Major automakers strike climate deal with California, rebuffing Trump on proposed mileage freeze – The Washington Post

What is most interesting about this story is the questions it raises: If it wasn’t the auto industry pushing for the regulatory rollback, when who was it? If they pushed for it, why did they cooperate with this?

Four automakers from three continents have struck a deal with California to produce fleets that are more fuel-efficient in coming years, undercutting one of the Trump administration’s most aggressive climate policy rollbacks.

The compromise between the California Air Resources Board and Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW of North America came after weeks of secret negotiations and could shape future U.S. vehicle production, even as White House officials aim to relax gas-mileage standards for the nation’s cars, pickups and SUVs.

via Major automakers strike climate deal with California, rebuffing Trump on proposed mileage freeze – The Washington Post

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