Three government agencies agree to "coordinate" their actions and announce "a single timeframe" for proposing new rules. This signals "continued collaboration" among the trio. Yawn. But actually, this is a bigger deal than you might think. In the 10 months since President Barack Obama announced a single set of national rules for raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements and lowering the greenhouse-gas emissions of 2012-2016 vehicles, the focus has shifted to what comes next. That would be the standards for 2017-2025 cars. With the historically aggressive California Air...
EPA Proposes 10-to-20-Percent Gas Mileage Rise for Big Trucks
Well, now we know the numbers. And there are a lot of them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation jointly proposed cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from medium and heavy duty trucks by 10 to 20 percent, starting in 2014 and extending through 2018. (The actual...John Voelcker