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California Fuel Standards To Get Critical Review

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(AP) - A state review has found California is on track to meet its tougher car-emission standards and urges regulators to draft more ambitious environmental targets for the future.

California's Air Resources Board is expected to discuss the standards at a hearing in Riverside on Friday.

Standards now require new cars and trucks to average 36 miles per gallon in real-world driving conditions by 2025.

The state's review of standards for 2022 to 2025 mirrors previous findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the targets are appropriate.

Automakers say the standards could be tough to meet as more people are buying trucks and SUVS.

Advocates say the review is critical following President Donald Trump's decision to re-examine rules governing gas mileage and establish one fuel mileage requirement for U.S. automakers.