A draft Trump administration proposal to ease automobile efficiency standards is said to call for revoking California’s unique authority to set its own limits, a move that would set off an explosive battle with the nation’s most populous state.

In a proposal sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to rescind the waiver from federal standards that the state uses to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle tailpipes, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The revocation is contained in a joint proposal with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aimed at rolling back a signature Obama-era environmental regulation to slash carbon dioxide emissions. The proposal will now undergo a review by the White House before it is released for public comment.

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Too Big For Their Britches? EPA May Strip California’s Ability To Set Own Emissions Limits

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