President Donald Trump plans to revoke California’s authority to set stricter auto emission limits than the federal rules , the New York Times reported Tuesday.
An announcement of the move was expected Wednesday while the president visited San Diego, Los Angeles and Silcon to raise money for his 2020 reelection campaign, the Times reported. The announcement will be announced at a private event at the Washington headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency, two sources familiar with the plan told the newspaper.
Tailpipe emissions are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The move to revoke California’s authority to regulate them is seen as a political strike against the liberal-leaning state and the environmental legacy of President Barack Obama, according to the Times.