California looks for ways to preserve environmental clout

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California lawmaker wants the state to stop helping people buy electric cars from companies that refuse to follow the state’s emission standards.California residents who buy or lease a zero-emission vehicle can get up to $7,000 from the state. A bill by Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting would mean people could only get that money if they buy a car from a company that has agreed to follow California’s emission standards.The proposal comes as the Trump administration on Wednesday announced it was revoking California’s authority to set its own auto emission standards — authority it has had for decades under a waiver from the federal Clean Air Act. California officials have vowed to fight the change in court.___Biesecker reported from Washington. Associated Press auto writer Tom Krisher in Detroit contributed.Adam Beam And Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press

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