CA attorney general: we will fight looser fuel-economy, emission rules

CA attorney general: we will fight looser fuel-economy, emission rules

Last Tuesday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. He suggested to Bloomberg the EPA plans to cut emission rules aggressively to respond to carmakers' pleas for easing of the corporate average fuel... read more

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Fake science: University disavows study EPA cited to approve old dirty diesels in "glider" trucks

Last November, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would rescind a rule that banned companies from fitting outdated, older, and dirtier diesel engines into brand-new... read more February 27, 2018 by

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Fiat Chrysler to end diesel engines in cars by 2022 (but not trucks): report

Fiat Chrysler will abandon the use of diesel engines in all its passenger vehicles by 2022, according to a report Sunday. Demand for diesel versions of passenger cars in... read more February 26, 2018 by

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Mercedes-Benz gets its own diesel emission cheating questions now

Investigators probing U.S. models of Mercedes-Benz sold with diesel engines have found software, possibly illegal under EPA rules, that helped them pass emission tests. Such... read more February 23, 2018 by

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California, allies ready for emission-law war with Trump EPA, CARB head says

With the release of proposed new and lower fuel-economy rules expected from the NHTSA by March 30, many eyes have turned to the powerful California Air Resources Board. The... read more February 15, 2018 by

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NHTSA could cite safety of heavier cars in slashing CAFE rules: reports

It's been clear that under the Trump administration, the NHTSA and EPA plan to roll back linked fuel-economy rules and emission limits on new vehicles. Now a possible... read more February 14, 2018 by

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

FCA can settle Jeep, Ram EcoDiesel emission case with fine, recall: Justice Department

While VW is moving toward the end of buybacks, payments, and fines for eight years of cheating on diesel emission standards, Fiat Chrysler is still in the thick of its own... read more February 12, 2018 by

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California talks to DC regulators on emission, fuel-economy rules Trump wants to cut

As automakers await the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's new fuel-economy rules for 2022 through 2025, due March 30, regulators from California and Washington... read more January 25, 2018 by

Achates 2.7-liter opposed-piston gasoline compression-igntion engine in Ford F-150 test pickup truck

Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

One year ago at the Detroit auto show, a company called Achates Power unveiled models of a new kind of internal-combustion engine. With opposed pistons in the middle and... read more January 19, 2018 by

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Mazda tops EPA fuel-efficiency rankings for fifth year in a row

Pick-ups and SUVs are rapidly taking over the American automotive landscape, but there's at least one measure in which it benefits an automaker to sell fewer of those... read more January 18, 2018 by

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CAFE proposal coming March 30: automakers hope national rules survive

It's been hanging out there in limbo for more than six months: the answer to the question of what happens to gas-mileage rules under Trump. Given the daily political turmoil... read more January 17, 2018 by

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E10 gasoline now standard, but E15 push stalled, so here comes E30

Though the Environmental Protection Agency has already ruled on ethanol-blended gasoline mixtures for 2018, that hasn't stopped ethanol advocates from pushing for a higher... read more January 8, 2018 by

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Trump Administration on climate change: denial, confrontation, some cooperation

Just one year into the Trump administration, numerous high-level government officials have denied, downplayed, and eliminated government mentions of climate change and its... read more December 29, 2017 by

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Renewable-fuel mandate ruling leaves no one happy: the best compromise?

As they say, the best compromise is usually the one that leaves all parties equally dissatisfied. When it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency's renewable-fuel... read more December 13, 2017 by

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Trump EPA: less enforcement of laws, more leeway for polluters

In grade school, students commonly ran through the halls when teachers or other school staff weren't looking. Signs forbidding the act of sprinting past lockers did little to... read more December 13, 2017 by

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt: 'environmentalism' is use rather than preservation

EPA head Scott Pruitt will likely go down as one of the most controversial agency chiefs in that agency's history of almost 50 years. The former Oklahoma attorney general... read more November 22, 2017 by



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