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EPA Restores California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Waiver

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored the waiver allowing California the authority to enforce more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) restrictions. This waiver was previously revoked under the Trump administration.

This waiver also allows other states to follow in California's lead and enforce stricter GHG emissions restrictions in their states as well. Currently, 16 states plus Washington, D.C. adhere to the California emissions standards.

The waiver allows California and other states to regulate vehicles until 2025. California will have to request a new waiver from EPA in the coming years to regulate vehicles post-2025.


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