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A gas pump fills a car with fuel at a gas station on May 10, 2017 in San Rafael, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A gas pump fills a car with fuel at a gas station on May 10, 2017 in San Rafael, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The Environmental Protection Agency is setting up a legal battle with California over a key part of former President Obama's legacy on climate change. On Monday the EPA moved to weaken new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. California officials and environmental groups have said they'll fight to preserve the stricter rules.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with KQED science editor Craig Miller (@voxterra).

This segment aired on April 3, 2018.

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