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EPA, Calif. at Odds with Trump's Automobile Efficiency Regulations

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July 18, 2018—The first meeting between two regulators who disagree over the Trump administration's automobile efficiency regulation plan met on Tuesday, reported Bloomberg.

California's top air quality official met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new acting chief, according to the report.

Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board, said that acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler had reached out to state officials shortly after his appointment, reported Bloomberg. 

Wheeler was elevated to the EPA’s top post earlier this month following the scandal-fueled ouster of former agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

The White House is reviewing proposals by the EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to roll back stringent fuel economy and emissions standards for automobiles that were enacted during the Obama administration.

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