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California sues, again, to protect planet from Trump administration

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By Kerry Cavanaugh

California and 22 other states are taking the Trump administration to court _ again _ in an attempt to block President Donald Trump's foolishly destructive effort to weaken fuel economy standards.

Since he took office, Trump has been on a mission to roll back the Obama-era fuel efficiency regulation that was the nation's most important effort to cut automobile pollution, reduce oil consumption and fight climate change.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation finalized the so-called Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles rule in March. California and other states, along with environmentalists and public health advocates, all vowed to sue to block the change.

But there might be some good news amid the bad intentions. The Trump administration's sloppiness, obfuscation and rush to adopt the rule may have made California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's job a lot easier.

According to recent news reports, the EPA and DOT ignored........

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