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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 03:03 PM

GM flips to California's side in pollution fight with Trump


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General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California's right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra urged other automakers to do the same.



DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards.

CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so.

She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use. Last week, GM said it is testing a new battery chemistry that will bring electric-vehicle costs down to those of gas-powered vehicles within five years.

Barra sent the letter after a Monday morning conversation with Mary Nichols, head of California’s Air Resources Board, the company said. The board is the state’s air pollution regulator. “We believe the ambitious electrification goals of the President-elect, California, and General Motors are aligned, to address climate change by drastically reducing automobile emissions,” Barra said in the letter.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:01 PM

1. No confidence in anything GM says

No bailout this time when they crash and burn.

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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 04:32 PM

2. Odd that they decided to pull out of donny's plan

and jump on board with Biden after Biden won.

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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:41 PM

3. Good, climate change is nothing to fuck around with!

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