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Commentary: Fuel-economy standards don't need to be rolled back to make cars SAFER

Commentary: Fuel-economy standards don't need to be rolled back to make cars SAFER

Smaller, lighter cars always get the blame when politicians want to lower fuel-economy standards. They lobby that too many Americans will be driving lighter cars and that that will lead to more deaths on America's roadways. That's exactly the argument that the Trump administration made earlier this... read more

August 14, 2018 by -
 
Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Tesla sales, rebates ending, oil studies, and dirty tricks: The Week in Reverse

Which brand's electric cars won't get a tax credit after next year? Which electric car is in extremely short supply? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right... read more July 14, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

Wheeler replaces Pruitt as EPA chief, climate denial, fossil fuel support continue apace

Following an 18-month tenure filled with a cascade of scandals, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday. President Donald Trump acknowledged Pruitt's resignation in... read more July 5, 2018 by


 
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Supreme Court retirement could have impact on environmental protection

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced on Wednesday could have dramatic and detrimental effects on environmental quality. Since the retirement of... read more June 28, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA loses 10 percent of enforcement staff under Trump

If the EPA wants to reduce federal involvement in environmental protection, it may not need to roll back emissions requirements or cancel California's environmental waiver... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
CARB ZEV vehicle game board 2018

Automakers play high-stakes CARB game to earn zero emissions vehicle credits

Editor's note: Green Car Reports covers a lot of electric cars—and there are a lot more to cover these days, thanks to California's complex requirements that major... read more May 13, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

How high should fuel-economy standards be set? Take our Twitter poll

In light of the EPA Administrator Scott Priutt reversing the Agency's decision to maintain tighter emissions standards from 2022 to 2025, it seemed time to ask for our... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers want emission, CAFE tweaks, not huge rollbacks, but won't say so publicly

As promised, the Trump administration has embarked on regulatory rollbacks across many fronts, some immediate and others taking longer. It remains unclear whether the EPA's... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Deal between EPA, California on auto emissions may still be possible

Over the many months EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signaled his intention to revisit the Obama administration's emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, California... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

EPA does not set fuel-economy limits: get this right, journalists!

Journalism as an industry is under great pressure these days. There are far more people writing "content" than in past decades, and in general they are having to produce more... read more April 10, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

Pruitt's EPA emission rollback reasoning may well fail in court

Despite the sturm und drang around the announcement by embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt that he will relax emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, not much will... read more April 9, 2018 by


 
Flooded Car

Pruitt's EPA decision: 38-page intention vs 1,217 pages of analysis

While the name of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is often preceded by "embattled" these days, his agency is now on record as rejecting its own recommendation of just 16... read more April 6, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 outside the Detroit auto show

Why trucks aren't a CAFE problem for carmakers, despite their lobbying claims

In response to automaker lobbying, the EPA plans to start the process of rolling back emission standards passed under the Obama Administration. Automakers claimed the... read more April 5, 2018 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

8 things you should know about EPA plan to let cars emit more (cutting fuel economy as well)

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said yesterday the agency plans to modify rules limiting carbon-dioxide emissions for light-duty vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025. The... read more April 4, 2018 by


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

EPA staffers told how to downplay climate change in leaked memo

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt would be controversial even if he hadn't flown to Morocco in December (first-class, on the taxpayer dime) to lobby the country on the benefits... read more March 30, 2018 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

EPA to ease emission limits, reports say, setting up clash with California

The omens have been accumulating for months, as bits of information dribble out of the regulatory rumor mill in Washington, D.C. Now we have the most concrete reports yet... read more March 26, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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