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Supreme Court retirement could have impact on environmental protection

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 Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 2006, Kennedy has been a pivotal vote on the court, siding with the majority on at least two... read more

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra provides an update on the ignition switch recall investigation

Automakers may not want to roll back fuel-economy standards after all

Averting a showdown between 17 states and the federal government may take priority over industry-friendly fuel-economy targets. At least, that's what they're saying. Reports... read more May 9, 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


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Paris climate accords look more and more like fantasy; the reality could be far worse

President Trump has taken a lot of flack for pulling out of the Paris climate accords, claiming they were a bad deal for the country he leads. Perversely, the problem with... 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


 
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


 
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


 
Gas pump

Auto parts suppliers support current fuel-economy rules, overwhelmingly: survey

As the auto industry and environmental groups count down the days until the NHTSA releases proposals to revise fuel-economy standards, surveys show one industry wants the... read more March 22, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Automakers, electric utilities want electric-car tax credit extended

With Tesla likely to hit 200,000 electric cars sold in the U.S. later this year, it will begin a phasedown process during which the income-tax credits available to its buyers... read more March 20, 2018 by


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

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... read more March 19, 2018 by


 
Donald Trump

How much does it matter that Trump officials deny climate science? Twitter poll results

It is now abundantly clear that the Trump administration in the U.S. is staffed with climate-science denialists and committed promoters for the greater extraction, sale, and... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class stalls in Maryland flash flood

Planet at "very high risk" for extreme warming, per leaked UN report; every 5-year delay matters

The processes of climate change don't care about politics. Or economics. Or public sentiment about science. Last December, an analysis showed the most accurate... read more February 23, 2018 by


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

How much does it matter that top Trump officials deny climate science? Take our Twitter poll

Throughout the world, the accepted science of climate change is no longer in dispute. Every nation on earth has now signed the Paris Climate Treaty to develop plans to reduce... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
Donald Trump

Trump backs 25-cent gas-tax boost for road repairs and infrastructure (maybe)

The federal gas tax, which was supposed to pay for repairs and expansion to roads maintained or funded by the national government, now does nothing of the kind. Congress last... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

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


 
2018 Toyota Prius

Maine to hit hybrids, electric cars with fees higher than gas tax?

Maine has become the latest in a growing string of states to propose adding registration fees for hybrid and electric cars to make up for tax revenue on the gasoline they... read more February 13, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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