Talks Cease Between U.S., Calif. on Emissions

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Feb. 20, 2019—Talks between California and federal officials on vehicle emissions and fuel economy standards have broken down without a deal, three people familiar with the matter said, according to a report from Bloomberg.

The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had been meeting with California’s Air Resources Board in pursuit of a compromise as the federal agencies aim to finalize by late March or early April a replacement for Barack Obama-era fuel efficiency regulations that automakers are seeking to modify, according to the report.

California is leading a group of more than a dozen states in a lawsuit to block Trump from diverting funds from the federal budget to pay for his promised border wall, saying the move exceeds the power of his office.

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