Trump administration suing California over auto emissions standards

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Several car manufacturers announced they are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards.

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and 10 smaller automakers said Monday they will intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Fund against the administration, which is planning to roll back national pollution and gas mileage standards enacted while Barack Obama was president.

The move puts the automakers at odds with four other companies — BMW, Ford, Volkswagen and Honda — which have decided to back California and endorse stricter emissions and fuel economy standards than Trump has proposed.

KUSI Contributor and Former City Attorney Jan Goldsmith was in studio to discuss the lawsuit.

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