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Trump Vehicle GHG Proposal May Defer Formal Attack On California Waiver

The Trump administration's imminent proposal to roll back vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards might not formally propose to scrap California's Clean Air Act waiver authority to enforce its own vehicle GHG limits, opting instead to seek comment on key aspects of the state's authority, sources say.
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Oil and gas producers are urging the Trump Administration to scale back EPA's draft self-audit policy intended to streamline disclosure of non-compliance for new owners, arguing that the proposal would rely on measures outside the agency's statutory authority and that compliance with similar state policies should satisfy federal regulators.

The House has approved on party lines EPA's fiscal year 2019 spending bill, a measure that increases the size of a proposed cut to the agency's core funding while also adding several riders to restrict the agency's authority, including blocking enforcement of EPA's methane rule, barring regulation of truck trailers and prohibiting the use of a carbon cost-benefit metric.

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to halt discovery and an upcoming trial in the pending district court case where 21 youth plaintiffs are suing the government claiming it is violating their constitutional and public trust rights by not adequately addressing climate change.