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Trump nominates coal-lobbyist Wheeler to head EPA

Trump nominates coal-lobbyist Wheeler to head EPA

In the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump formally nominated Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency on Wednesday. Wheeler is a former lobbyist for coal mining company Murray Energy when the Obama administration was working to pass new restrictions on power... read more

January 10, 2019 by -
 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Study finds what Trump is missing about fuel economy: Poor people don't buy new cars

Rising fuel economy standards make driving more affordable for low-income households, not less as the Trump administration argues, according to a new study by the Consumer... read more December 19, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

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... read more December 14, 2018 by


 
Coal power plant in China

EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019

Plug-in Subaru, Toyota hybrids, changes at the top: The Week in Reverse

Which electric automaker will get a new Chairman? What new model gets the highest gas mileage of any SUV without a plug? This is our look back at the Week In... read more November 24, 2018 by


 
Lime launches car-share service in Seattle

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, EPA chief, faster Tesla Superchargers, giving thanks: Today's Car News

We get our first drive in the extra-efficient 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. President Trump plans to make acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler official. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans more... read more November 20, 2018 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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