• Sheldon Fernandes

A rising tide...forces some boats to the surface?

17 automakers in the sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump and to California Governor Gavin Newsom this past week regarding the challenge associated with differing automotive pollution standards. California has maintained that they would enforce stricter regulations, while the federal U.S. government has advocated in favour of lowering these standards. This creates a double standard for automakers, who may be forced to manufacture two sets of vehicles with differing pollution standards - a clear business problem (California is the U.S.'s largest auto market). The automakers have suggested a compromise between the two. This tug-of-war may be a sign of things to come when jurisdictions fight over what rules should be enforced to help businesses, taxpayers, and the environment...

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