Stricter auto pollution standards are reinstated for California by the U.S. EPA

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by Megan Richardson

March 20, 2022 C.E.

With President Biden in office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will allow states to impose stricter air pollution standards than those of the federal government, according to CleanTechnica. This is a big switch from when former President Trump was in office and restricted California’s ability to set its own air quality standards.

California’s new motor vehicle air pollution standards should lead to improved air quality, not only helping to fight the climate crisis but saving lives in the densely populated state. Hopefully, other states will follow in California’s footsteps. As the fifth-largest economy in the world, California has considerable power to shift the market.

These tighter restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions are a win for our climate, our future, and our quality of life.


Era: Today (2017 C.E. - 2024 C.E.)
Year: 2022 C.E.
Topic: Air pollution, Climate crisis, and Transportation
Region: North & Central America
Country: United States
Actor Type: Nations and States & provinces
Institution: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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