Several major automakers are getting behind President Trump in his effort to revoke California’s authority to set stricter auto emissions rules.
While General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other automakers are opposed to the state's tougher regulations, Ford, Honda, BMW, and some other auto companies are still on the side of California in this fight.
Those siding with Trump claim California's standards will penalize consumers by pushing up prices, but the California Air Resources Board counters by saying this is about protecting public health. The state regulators also say they are disappointed in the Association of Global Automakers organization representing GM, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler for hiding behind the Trump administration and health concerns associated with air pollution.
Interestingly enough, Global Automakers is represented by Jason Kinney. He's also served as one of California Governor Gavin Newsom's political advisors.