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major auto makers including General Motors in tow Yoda urging US president Donald Trump in California to go back to the negotiating table on vehicle emission standards in two separate letters one delivered to the White House and the other to California's governor Gavin Newsom seventeen automakers urged a compromise between obamacare standards which require annual decreases of five percent in the missions in trump's proposal which would freeze mileage targets at about thirty seven miles per gallon after twenty twenty the policy makes it a near certainty that California along with more than a dozen other states will sue will continue to enforce their own rules creating and nightmare scenario for auto makers who don't want to radically different sets of rules in the US the letters are a last ditch appeal by car makers to try to revive talks in order to avoid years of uncertainty over what rules they will face last year the trump administration released a draft plan that would have rolled back Obama era standards and stripped California of the right to set its own both sides then try to negotiate their way to a final plan that would lead to one national standard but in February the trump administration announced it had ended the topics