Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general tapped by Donald Trump to head the EPA, has long advocated giving states greater control over environmental decisions. But under questioning from senators, including Kamala Harris of California, Pruitt on Wednesday declined to say whether he’d continue to grant California waivers to enact automobile emissions standards stronger than those of the federal government.

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Former legislator Lucy Killea is dead at 94

Former California lawmaker Lucy Killea, a former military intelligence officer and aide to Eleanor Roosevelt who later shocked the political establishment when she left the Democratic Party to become an independent, and whose support for abortion rights led the Catholic Church to bar her from receiving communion, has died. Video courtesy of the San Diego Women's Hall of Fame.
Former legislator Lucy Killea is dead at 94 1:21

Former legislator Lucy Killea is dead at 94

Planned Parenthood rallies on California Capitol steps to oppose federal funding cuts 1:30

Planned Parenthood rallies on California Capitol steps to oppose federal funding cuts

Kevin Starr, California’s premier historian, dead at 76 1:22

Kevin Starr, California’s premier historian, dead at 76

Sacramento woman explains why she's joining the Women's March on Washington 1:10

Sacramento woman explains why she's joining the Women's March on Washington