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

Mary Barra
Posted at 5:15 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 17:28:37-05

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California's right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president's term nears its close.

CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will no longer support the Trump administration in its defense against a lawsuit over its efforts against California's standards. And GM is urging other automakers to do the same.

The move is a sign that GM and other automakers are anticipating big changes when President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January.

Already at least one other large automaker, Toyota, said it may join GM in switching to California's team.