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California vs US on emissions – not a sane argument in sight

Sometimes when people are still arguing, the outcome of the argument is obvious to everyone but those still arguing. That is very much the case with Donald Trump’s blind attempts to go to bat on behalf of car makers, against the fuel efficiency standards of California. The outcome does not matter a jot, regardless of which side wins. The situation is now pretty much a draw, with this week Reuters and other sources reporting that General Motors, Toyota, Fiat-Chrysler and Hyundai all saying they agree with the Trump administration’s attempts to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules. We’re not sure a court really gives a damn about what car makers say about this – surely the “victims”…

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