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California looks for ways to preserve environmental clout

26 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In eliminating California's authority to set its own emission standards for cars and trucks, the Trump administration would take away leverage the state needs to convince the world's largest automakers to make more environmentally friendly vehicles.
But one California lawmaker is already working on a way to preserve at least some of the state's environmental muscle: rebates for electric cars.
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...
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