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As Trump vows to kill climate plan, California pushes back

California will impose some of the strictest air quality rules in the US as president Trump ascends to office and pledges to roll back green policies at the federal level.

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California plans to reduce oil-refinery emissions 20 percent by 2030, providing more details about its effort to impose the nation’s strictest air-quality rules just as President Donald Trump takes office vowing to roll back federal climate policies.

The refinery rules announced by the California Air Resources Board Friday are part of its previously announced plan to cut overall emissions in California by 40 percent from 1990 levels. The agency also proposed continuing the state’s cap-and-trade program beyond 2020.

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