Did automakers collude with California to enact stricter pollution standards for cars?

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The Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether four automakers colluded with California to make cars with stricter fuel efficiency standards. Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen have struck a deal with California to make tailpipe emission standards go beyond what the Trump administration proposed. Now the Justice Department is saying that agreement could violate antitrust laws. 

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Guest:
Tim Puko - energy policy reporter, Wall Street Journal

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Caleigh Wells