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EPA and California join forces for 2017 auto standards

Drivers in California may have something to look forward to from both an environmental and economical standpoint as fuel emissions may face stricter controls, leading to improved air quality and better mileage.

Officials on the state and federal levels are working together to draft new auto standards for cars and light-duty trucks built between 2017 and 2025. The decision to issue joint standards came after initial plans to draft state-specific rules that many automakers feared would create a "patchwork" of state and federal standards, the Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the news source, California has historically set environmental standards before the federal government.

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