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Photos reveal how polluted the U.S. was before EPA was founded

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emissions government EPA History climate change regulation air pollutionIt can be argued that the current presidential administration appears to lack interest in the traditional mission of the Environmental Protection Agency. He has also called climate science a "hoax" created by China to hurt.

2017 35

Trump EPA ordered to remove climate science; gag order, grant freeze too

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The EPA and a handful of other government agencies are now reportedly under gag orders: employees are forbidden to discuss ongoing changes, post new material on. Politics EPA global warming climate change science Donald TrumpEnvironmental Protection Agency.

2017 33

Bill making it harder for scientists to sit on EPA Science Board advances

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But potential changes to the EPA do not come solely from the Executive Branch. Environmental government EPA congress climate change fossil fuels scienceOver the past few.

2017 23

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: 238-mile EPA range rating, 119 MPGe combined

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Now Chevrolet has released the EPA estimated range. Efficiency plug-in cars Range Test EPA Ratings MPGeThere will be a lot riding on the tall, square shoulders of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV when it reaches the first Chevy dealers late this year.

2016 43

EPA's 'Top Fuel Sippers' Don't Use Fuel: They're Electric Cars

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of top "fuel sippers," compiled from its fuel-economy ratings. Published on the EPA's website, the list includes. Green EPA EPA Ratings MPGe plug-in carsThe U.S. But none of them actually use any fuel at all. That's because they're all electric cars.

Clean energy to grow, coal to fade, regardless of Trump EPA plans

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President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that his administration will pursue radically different energy policies from its predecessor's. emissions EPA energy policy renewable energy fossil fuels Donald TrumpHe has.

2017 28

EPA releases final heavy-truck emissions rules

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heavy duty EPAThe Environmental Protection Agency unveiled this week its final rules for reducing emissions from heavy-duty trucks, including semitractor-trailers, buses, and other heavy trucks. The agency said the new rules would cut carbon dioxide emissions by 1.1

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EPA To Demand More Electric Cars From VW To Settle Diesel Scandal: Report

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EPA TDI VW plug-in cars Volkswagen diesel scandalA German newspaper has suggested that the Environmental Protection Agency wants Volkswagen to build electric cars at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The agency also wants Volkswagen to help build a nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites for plug-in electric vehicles.

All 2017 BMW diesels certified by EPA, production now starting

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The Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to unfold, and last week the EPA accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of failing to reveal eight separate software routines that altered the behavior of diesel engines in Jeep and Ram vehicles. This might not seem to be the most convenient moment to restart production of a gaggle of diesel cars.

2017 18

Trump names proud climate-science denier to head EPA transition team

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EPA energy policy White House climate changeIt didn't take long for the country to get its first indication of what a Donald Trump Administration could mean for U.S. climate policy. Trump has repeatedly denied the science of climate change, calling it a "hoax" at times.

2016 30

EPA to reopen emission-rule review; how important is this step?

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Tomorrow is expected to be the day when President Donald Trump announces the EPA will reopen the comment period for the vehicle emissions standards it finalized in the waning days of the Obama Administration. emissions EPA climate change CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

2017 17

Trump's EPA deletes 'science' from Science Office mission statement

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Environmental emissions Politics EPA air pollution science Donald TrumpThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as one of the government entities most targeted by the new Trump Administration for change. Yesterday, however, an even more remarkable fact.

2017 15

EPA Will 'Up Its Game' With New Tests For Emissions Cheating

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will develop better ways to detect cheating on emissions testing in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the agency's chief says. emissions EPA regulation Volkswagen diesel scandalThe U.S.

2015 37

VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

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emissions EPA VW California Air Resources Board Volkswagen diesel scandalVolkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over six years deliberately designed to violate U.S. emission laws.

2016 28

VW, Audi TDI Diesel Cars Had 'Defeat Device' That Violated EPA Rules, 500K Cars Recalled: BREAKING

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emissions EPA TDIThe announcement came out of the blue: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a media call at 12 noon EST today, Friday, September 18, to make an announcement regarding a major automaker."

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VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

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EPA CARB plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Volkswagen diesel scandalVolkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

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Just days after the presidential election, an automaker lobbying group wrote Donald Trump asking him to change, delay, or dispense with an EPA decision that kept planned exhaust-emission standards through 2025. emissions EPA jobs CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

2017 17

EPA: 2025 target of 54.5 mpg may not be met; SUVs, trucks, cheap gas to blame

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emissions EPA NHTSA CARB CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyA pair of U.S. federal agencies said yesterday that while automakers had complied with the first five years of stricter fuel-efficiency laws, the industry seemed unlikely to meet 2025 targets for improving gas mileage.

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Carmakers asked to extend CAFE comment period; EPA said no

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The mid-July release of the EPA's Technical Assessment Report opened a 60-day. EPA NHTSA CARB CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Corporate Average Fuel EconomyIt's probably the battle that will do most to determine the carbon emission from new U.S. vehicles over the next decade.

2016 19

More VW Emission 'Irregularities' As Investors Question Confrontation With EPA

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Green EPA Fuel Economy TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal emissionsAnother day, another Volkswagen emission scandal? It's beginning to seem like it. The latest news is that VW Group in Germany has found "irregularities" in carbon-dioxide emission levels in roughly 800,000 vehicles, mostly diesels, producing fuel-economy figures that were too high.

VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA

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At that event, the EPA revealed that some 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel engines used by Audi, Porsche, and. emissions EPA TDI Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDI Q5 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalSometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. David Shepardson, D.C.

EPA Expands VW Diesel Probe To Audi, Porsche V-6s; All Diesels To Be Tested

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emissions EPA TDI VW GroupAmidst a growing list of probes into Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expanding its investigation to cover additional diesel engines used in VW Group vehicles.

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Volkswagen, EPA Unlikely To Settle Before End Of March: Report

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emissions EPA TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalFive months after it first hit the press, U.S. owners of 580,000 diesel vehicles with Volkswagen TDI engines are no closer to knowing how or when their cars will be modified than they were in mid-September.

2016 24

What Trump did and didn't say in Detroit on EPA emission rules

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This appears to be the case with President Donald Trump's Wednesday appearance in Detroit to announce the reopening of the comment period for EPA emission rules for vehicles in model years 2022. EPA NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

2017 12

New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

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EPA battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars EPA RatingsIf anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Now, quietly, Tesla has launched a new.

2017 44

EPA Aiming To Target 'Defeat Device' Workarounds, Not Racing

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crackdown for weekend racers. Now the EPA’s effectively saying, “Calm down, it was all a big. emissions EPA

2016 18

Justice Department, EPA Sue VW Over Diesel Cheating, Billions In Penalties Possible

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At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Green EPA VW Volkswagen diesel scandal emissions lawsuitThe U.S. government has now sued Volkswagen over its diesel-emissions cheating. Department of Justice filed a civil suit against Volkswagen in a Federal court in Detroit Monday.

EPA keeps car-emission rules to 2025; what happens under Trump?

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The EPA's carbon limits correspond exactly to NHTSA standards for corporate average fuel economy, and the EPA decision was widely (if incorrectly) reported to be about. emissions EPA NHTSA CAFE carbon dioxide Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpTwo days ago, the U.S.

EPA Issues Final Clean Power Plan Rules; Now The Fight Begins

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After much discussion, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever standards for carbon emissions from power plants. Under the newly-finalized Clean Power Plan, the EPA will attempt to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions from power plants.

EPA Proposes To Cut Ethanol Requirement For Gasoline

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EPA ethanol energy policy transportation policy Renewable Fuel StandardIn 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which includes a Renewable Fuel Standard requiring certain amounts of ethanol to be blended into the national fuel supply. And last week, the U.S.

Audi, Porsche, VW Diesel Stop-Sale Orders: More Cars Than EPA Named

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EPA's contention that its 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines contained illegal emission software, Porsche's U.S. emissions EPA TDI Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI Q7 TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDI Q5 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalAlthough VW headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. arm suspended sales of its Cayenne Diesel on Tuesday.

EPA: 'Long List' Of Questions On New VW Diesel Software Feature

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A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen seemed confident that it would be just a matter of weeks before it made some simple tweaks and got its 2016 lineup of TDI diesel vehicles certified by the EPA. The EPA has said that it has a. Green EPA TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal emissions

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Even More Coal-Fired Power Plants To Be Retired Under Proposed EPA Rules

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Environmental emissions EPA energy policy electric utilities energy air pollutionAmong currently used methods for generating electricity, coal is by far the dirtiest. But--in the U.S., at least--it's also on the decline as an energy source. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) now predicts that coal's share of U.S.

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2016 Chevy Volt EPA Ratings: 53-Mile Electric Range, 42 MPG On Gas

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has been rated by the EPA at 53 miles of electric range, a nice boost on Chevy's earlier promise of "at least 50 miles." The EPA also rates the 2016 Volt at 42 mpg combined when the engine is running, and 106 Miles Per Gallon Equivalent combined when operating solely on electricity.

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At 133 MPGe, Toyota Prius Prime wallops BMW i3 on energy efficiency

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Last week, final EPA fuel-efficiency results were released for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids EPA plug-in cars EPA Ratings MPGeMove over, BMW: there's a new efficiency champion in town this year—and you'll have to give back that laurel wreath you've worn since 2014.

2017 37

Budget Bill Cuts EPA Funding, But Keeps Clean Power Plan Intact

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Environmental emissions Politics EPA energy policy congressLate last week, Congressional leaders reached an agreement on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government through September.

EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

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Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 transportation policyIn 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply.

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Costs to meet fuel-economy standards even lower than EPA says: analysis

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With President Trump in the White House, the industry has succeeded in getting the comment period reopened for the EPA emission standards finalized ahead of schedule, covering vehicles in model. emissions EPA Fuel Economy Donald Trump

EPA gas-mileage labels accurate, helpful, unlike 2005: Consumer Reports

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DON'T MISS: EPA reports show automakers meeting. EPA Fuel Economy Consumer Reports window stickerCar buyers remain aware that the real-world fuel economy of new vehicles may not match the ratings on their window stickers. But the news isn't entirely bad.

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Trump budget to slash EPA funds, ax staff, kill climate-change plans: reports

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emissions government EPA regulation Donald TrumpImagine appointing a lifelong pacifist, who believes it is never justifiable to take up arms against any man, to run the U.S. armed forces. The appointment of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could perhaps be viewed in a similar light.