“While Trump administration officials in the White House and Environmental Protection Agency have been working on a plan to drastically weaken Obama-era rules on planet-warming vehicle pollution, four automakers — Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group of America and BMW of North America — have been holding secretive talks in Sacramento on a plan to move forward with the standards in California, the nation’s largest auto market.” NYT: Automakers, Rejecting Trump Pollution Rule, Strike a Deal With California. (At this point, just about everyone in California is riding a scooter anyway…)