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Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules

Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules

A new investigative report by the New York Times has revealed the puppeteer pulling the strings in the Trump administration's efforts to undo fuel-economy and emissions improvements: no surprise, the oil industry. Backed by America's largest refiners and organizations tied to or funded by the Koch... read more

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EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

As EPA chief, Wheeler could prove a bigger foe to clean-air advocates

President Trump's new pick as EPA Administrator may be more effective at rolling back environmental progress than his scandal-plagued predecessor. On Friday, Trump announced... read more November 20, 2018 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Ghosn out at Nissan, VW I.D. names, Faraday Future soap opera: Today's Car News

Nissan announced it planned to remove Chairman Carlos Ghosn after an investigation revealed alleged financial misdealing. VW has no fun trademarking names for its new series... read more November 19, 2018 by


 
Western Star semi tractor used to promote Fitzgerald Glider Kits

EPA announces tighter smog regulations on heavy trucks

The EPA has loosened or eliminated a lot of regulations since President Trump took office, but last week the agency announced it would tighten regulations on emissions of... read more November 19, 2018 by


 
BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4

Faster electric cars, California strikes back, BMW batteries, Hyundai recall: Today's Car News

California begins fighting back against the EPA's fuel economy freeze. Austria proposes letting electric cars drive faster. Hyundai recalls Ioniqs. And BMW builds a new... read more November 2, 2018 by


 
Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

California girds for battle with EPA over fuel economy

Last Friday, California released a 400-page repudiation of the Trump administration's plan to freeze fuel economy standards and revoke California's statutory right to set its... read more November 2, 2018 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017

Honda joins GM, others in heated opposition to Trump's EPA fuel-economy freeze

Honda joined General Motors on Friday and called on the EPA to abandon its proposed fuel-economy rollback, asking federal officials to negotiate with states like California... read more October 29, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

The term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal... read more October 26, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA dissolves boards of pollution scientists

The EPA has dismissed two panels of outside scientists that advised the agency on particulate matter and ground-level ozone, which have been linked to smog and respiratory... read more October 24, 2018 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Deadline for comments on EPA fuel-economy rollback is Tuesday

Readers who want to make their voices heard in objection to (or support of) the EPA proposal to freeze fuel economy standards have until tomorrow to get their comments in... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
VW future communicating lights

Short(er)-range Tesla, Porsche Taycan wagon, U.S. cuts CO2: Today's Car News

A new shorter-range Tesla Model 3 drops into the mix—but not the $35,000 model that many deposit-holders have been waiting for. Porsche will add a more utilitarian... read more October 19, 2018 by


 
UCS 2016 EV emissions mpg map

UCS report shows electric cars get even cleaner in 2018

Electric cars keep getting cleaner, despite efforts by the EPA and NHTSA to roll back pollution standards on cars and powerplants. That's the conclusion of the latest report... read more October 3, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

California overrules EPA emissions freeze for cars sold in the state

At its meeting on Friday, the California Air Resources Board officially confirmed that it will stick with planned increases in emissions and fuel economy standards for cars... read more October 2, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Trump fuel-economy proposal writes off rising global temperatures

It's not that the Trump administration doesn't believe in climate change. It just doesn't want to do anything about it. In a 500-page draft environmental impact statement... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

EPA reportedly plans to eliminate science office

Science looks to no longer be a high priority at the EPA. The New York Times reported Thursday that the EPA plans to eliminate the powerful Office of the Science Advisor... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Electric Jaguar E-Type, EPA blowback, Tesla pileups, and giant hybrid drones: The Week in Reverse

Who objected to the Trump administration's plans to freeze emissions and fuel-economy standards? What was recalled going back to the beginning of modern electric cars? This... read more August 25, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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