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Nissan joins GM in exiting auto group backing Trump

Auto industry remains split on California's emissions rules

With a new U.S. president coming next month, Nissan is pulling its support of lame-duck President Donald Trump's efforts to keep California from setting its own zero-emission requirements. (Source photos by Reuters) 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co on Friday joined General Motors Co in exiting a group of automakers that had backed U.S. President Donald Trump in his bid to prevent California from imposing its own vehicle emissions rules.

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