California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule

A coalition of state attorneys general are suing the Trump administration over the federal government’s decision to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle emission standards, granted under the Obama administration.

In a press release announcing the lawsuit on Friday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) announced that the 24 states involved would challenge the joint decision from the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency to revoke California’s waiver, under which the state adopted tighter emissions standards than the federal government.