Legal ‘war’ promised if Trump tries to clip California’s right to set air standards

California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols in a 2014 file photo

California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols in a 2014 file photo. (Carl Costas / For The Times)

SAN FRANCISCO — Any attempt to prevent California from setting its own clean air transportation standards would provoke “a war with many states lining up on California’s side,” Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said Friday. “I can’t say which court we would sue in or where” but CARB will aggressively oppose any…

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