Trump’s rollback of auto pollution rules shows signs of disarray

by Coral Davenport and Hiroko Tabuchi, NY Times

The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more companies from joining California.

Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors were all summoned by a senior Trump adviser to a White House meeting last month where he pressed them to stand by the president’s own initiative, according to four people familiar with the talks.

But even as the White House was meeting with automakers, it was losing ground. Yet another company, Mercedes-Benz, is preparing to join the four automakers already in the California agreement — Honda, Ford, Volkswagen and BMW — according to two people familiar with the German company’s plans.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/climate/trump-auto-emissions-rollback-disarray.html?te=1&nl=climate-fwd:&emc=edit_clim_20190821?campaign_id=54&instance_id=11807&segment_id=16364&user_id=1d17fcb34d26abe95bab676895b94381&regi_id=84723763

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