The Wall Street Journal: California joins 17 other states in suing EPA for rolling back emissions rules

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state was joining with 17 others to sue the Trump administration over its decision to ease national vehicle-emissions standards.

Brown said the lawsuit challenges the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to revise tailpipe emissions rules that go into effect in 2022 for vehicle models through 2025, saying the move was a violation of the Clean Air Act and the Administrative Procedures Act. California holds a waiver that allows it to set its own emissions guidelines for auto makers, and many states follow California’s lead.

The Trump administration has decided to lower — and may even eliminate — increases in vehicle-emissions requirements that car makers say don’t work in an era of cheap gasoline.

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