California Gov. Jerry Brown accused Donald Trump of hurting American auto manufacturers by advocating for fewer restrictions on mass polluters in the US. “The big driver besides California is China,” Brown told the LA Times on Monday. “The big saboteur is Donald Trump. He’s trying to subsidize coal and destroy the electric car.”
China announced plans in January to halt the production of more than 500 different types of car models for not meeting the government’s fuel economy standard. The Trump administration’s effort to boost US coal producers and weaken fuel-economy standards will ultimately help countries like China, where businesses are going all-in on electric vehicles and other clean-energy products.
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