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Good morning, California.
“This is a big loss for the President and his weaponization of federal agencies—and a victory for anyone who cares about the rule of law and clean air.”—Gov. Gavin Newsom, after the U.S. Justice Department dropped its antitrust investigation of Ford, Honda, BMW and Volkswagen.
- In August, Justice leaked word of the investigation after Ford, Honda, BMW and VW agreed to abide by California’s strict clean air standards, and rejected Trump administration efforts to weaken the state’s standards.
- Toyota, GM, Fiat-Chrysler, Subaru and many other carmakers are aligned with Trump.
See you tomorrow.