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EPA Rejects Claim That California ZEV Rules Offer Air Quality Benefit

October 8, 2019
The Trump administration, as part of its final revocation of California’s authority for its vehicle greenhouse gas and zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) programs, is rejecting claims from the programs’ supporters that the ZEV rules in particular improve local air quality, citing the state’s own prior statements appearing to downplay the rules’ pollution benefit. However, defenders of the state programs argue the administration is distorting the state’s prior remarks, and that the ZEV program can have important air benefits over the...

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