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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is ready to go “very aggressively” after automakers who’ve cheated on diesel emissions rules as did Volkswagen AG. While being known for fighting the EPA in recent years, Pruitt said in interview that he’s quite serious about enforcing rules that VW admitted breaking in September 2015. Most recently, […]

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If the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are presented as solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it may be a toss-up which one wins. This is according to the U.S. EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website which lets consumers determine tailpipe plus upstream emissions, and the difference on a nationally averaged basis is negligible, while regional variations see […]

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Last week U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said California’s right to regulate its own auto emissions was not being reviewed – sending a sigh of relief for some, uncertainty for others, but the state intends to hold the line come what may. California is defiantly moving ahead on rules the Trump administration has put the […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first began to suspect Fiat Chrysler of using an illegal emissions control device on its EcoDiesel V6 engine back in 2015, it has been revealed. According to emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, EPA regulators first approached FCA about its alleged use of an emissions control device in […]

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In order to save the federal government some money, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may see significant cuts to its budgets, especially in regards to its vehicle emission testing program. The EPA’s budget is currently about 20-percent lower than it was in 2010 and is now sitting at around $8.14-billion. Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s recently […]

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV is only just rolling out to dealers across the country, but Chevrolet says it’s already managed to save 175,000 gallons of gasoline. That’s compared to an average 26 mpg car, and fuel savings for the gas-engine-free electric car come fast, in direct proportion to miles traveled. Through April 2, Chevrolet says […]

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Is the United States on its way toward Who Killed the Electric Car, part 2? That’s unknown, but this week the U.S. EPA is expected to begin a process intended to roll back Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards calling for increasingly stringent tailpipe emissions through 2025, and while it’s at it California is also […]

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Ford CEO Mark Fields used a potential worst-case scenario as the premise for his statements last month that the federal fuel economy rule will cost the nation one million jobs. Independent industry analysts and environmental groups have looked into Fields’ comments and found that the huge job loss was one potential, and unlikely, consequence in […]

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board issued notices of violation to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles for alleged software that increases air pollution on certain Jeep and Ram diesel vehicles. The EPA and CARB accused the manufacturer of not disclosing emission control software that it is legally required to, saying the software adversely […]

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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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