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  • President Donald Trump talks to journalist at the Oval Office of the White House after the AHCA health care bill was pulled before a vote, accompanied by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017.

    California voted to push ahead with stricter air standards, setting up a potential battle with the Trump administration, The NYT reports.

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24- California on Friday challenged the Trump administration's approach to car pollution, approving standards that the White House said still need review and setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators. California Governor Jerry Brown and other state officials have vowed to lead the defense of...

  • A prominent Republican moderate from Pennsylvania says he'll be voting against the GOP health care bill expected to go to the House floor Thursday. Charlie Dent, whose district spans counties north and west of Philadelphia, said in a statement Wednesday night that the GOP's American Health Care Act "will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance...

  • Trump came to the Detroit area earlier this week to announce that his Environmental Protection Agency will re-examine gas mileage requirements that were affirmed in the Obama administration's last days. We have to design our vehicles to be fuel efficient not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Asia, "said John Juriga, director of powertrain at the Hyundai-Kia...

  • The plan involves building ponds on the northern and southern ends of the Salton Sea, a salty, desert lake that has suffered a string of environmental setbacks since the late 1970 s. San Diego agreed in 2003 to contribute water through 2017 under a landmark deal to buy Colorado River water from the Imperial Valley, which includes the lake. The Imperial Valley...

  • But California sees things differently. California plans to move ahead with tougher car pollution rules for 2022-2025, which the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama hastily approved before Trump took office. The clash between California and the Trump administration could lead to one set of standards in California and at least a...

  • DETROIT— President Donald Trump's decision to re-examine Obama-era rules that govern automobile gas mileage could be the first round of a potentially bruising political fight: revoking the ability of California and other Democratic-leaning states to set their own, tougher car-emission standards. The California standard is now used by at least a dozen,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. President Donald Trump is touting the embattled House Republican health care plan, telling his supporters that "the House legislation does so much for you." President Donald Trump is blasting a court for halting what he's calling a "watered-down version" of his travel ban.

  • The EPA under Obama had promulgated a rule for cars and trucks requiring a fleet-wide average of 36 mpg in real-world driving by 2025.. If the EPA determines they are not appropriate, the agency will submit a new proposal next year. Trump's announcement is expected to set the stage for weaker fuel efficiency standards as well as drawn-out legal battles with...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 1- California's carbon market generated little interest from buyers at last month's permit auction, results released on Wednesday showed, raising concern about the program's ability to deliver funding for projects like the state's bullet train. California along with its carbon market partner Quebec sold 18 percent of the over 65...

  • Although there is little movement on Capitol Hill to make Trump's infrastructure vow a reality, governors have sent the White House a list of 428 projects they say are ready to go with some extra federal spending. Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown has asked for $120 billion, saying that since the state made up 12 percent of the U.S. economy it deserves 12...

  • Government gridlock

    Congress approved two bills that would overturn a Labor Department rule to increase access to government-administered IRAs.

  • Another battle over savings plans is brewing. This time, lawmakers are pushing back against programs that offer IRAs to private-sector workers.

  • Jan 23- California's three biggest utilities plan to spend $1 billion to speed the electrification of vehicles, from transit buses to forklifts, in a statewide effort to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, regulatory filings show. Utilities Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas& Electric and San Diego Gas& Electric filed their plans late last week with the...

  • Donald Trump

    While Trump will inherit a generally strong economy, the recovery in state finances is losing steam.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29- A lawyer with deep experience fighting climate change will lead California's Department of Justice until the next attorney general takes office, as the state and several others vow to combat global warming despite skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump. Current California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change at every turn as attorney general of Oklahoma. That is because a little-used law called the Congressional Review Act allows Congress to erase such' midnight' rules with a simple majority vote,...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...