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Evan Halper

Evan Halper writes about a broad range of policy issues out of Washington D.C., with particular emphasis on how Washington regulates, agitates and very often miscalculates in its dealings with California. Before heading east, he was the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Sacramento, where he spent a decade untangling California’s epic budget mess and political dysfunction.
On fuel economy plan, Trump administration ignored its own EPA scientists

EPA officials raised multiple red flags in June about the administration’s contention that freezing fuel economy targets would result in fewer traffic deaths.

California vows to fight Trump EPA's move to freeze fuel economy rules

The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its plan to unravel the most effective federal regulation for fighting climate change — aggressive fuel economy standards. The plan includes revoking California's authority to set its own emissions rules, which could trigger an epic legal fight.

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