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President-elect Donald Trump just appointed an EPA chief who has experience taking on legal battles with the agency over Obama’s climate change policies. Announced yesterday, Trump’s appointee as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. While environmental groups and members of Congress vehemently oppose the move, it was in line […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ proposal to stymie the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize stringent gas mileage rules before President Obama leaves office on Jan. 20 didn’t pan out. The auto trade group, which lobbies in Washington for automakers, requested Monday that lawmakers add language in a short-term budget bill that would have […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is making a last-minute effort to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize fuel economy standards through 2025. Representing Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co, General Motors Corp, Toyota Motor Corp and Volkswagen AG, the Alliance on Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution […]

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The Obama administration is looking to lock in fuel economy standards before Donald Trump takes office in January. This is happening as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to not change fuel economy and emissions standards through 2025. Under law, the EPA must decide by April 2018 whether to modify 2022-2025 model year vehicle […]

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Over the past decade, it’s been thought that EPA fuel-economy labels on window stickers weren’t all that accurate. A new analysis may prove that wrong. Consumers Union and Consumer Reports performed an analysis that updated their own report from 2005. In 2005, their analysis found that the EPA labels were off base on an average […]

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Hyundai and Kia took another step toward ending penalties for overstating fuel economy with a $41 million settlement with 33 state attorneys general. This settlement comes four years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an investigation over mileage claims made by Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motor Corp. The two automakers have been charged […]

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The first major manufacturer built battery electric cars in this present era started slow in 2011, but progress is happening. In a recent fact sheet, the U.S. EPA documented as much for electric cars – not including the discontinued GM EV1 of the 1990s – saying median range has risen while there are four-times as […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have just released new rules covering greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency for heavy-duty vehicles. The regulations aimed at slimming down the emissions while raising mpg into the next decade apply to a broad range of vehicles from pickup trucks, to […]

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Yesterday evaluation of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022-2025 saw debate normally kept behind closed doors spill into the public domain. It happened during the Management Briefing Seminars, an annual conference in Traverse City, Mich. and two groups that represent automakers clashed with regulatory agencies, advocates and other stakeholders. At issue is whether […]

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General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant which will begin producing the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV in as soon as two months from now has been ranked by the U.S. EPA as 8th among green power users. The assembly plant which is an EPA Green Power Partnership Partner is powered by 54-percent renewable energy and was recently […]

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