California and four automakers reach climate deal to bypass Trump

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Traffic on the 10W freeway, June 28, 2019. Photo by Amy Ta.

After more than a month of negotiations, the California Air Resources Board and Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen have agreed to reach a fuel economy standard of about 50 miles per gallon by the year 2026. They're bypassing the Trump administration's efforts to roll back stricter regulations put in place by Barack Obama.