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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.

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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.

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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.

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Trump's EPA head Pruitt: climate-science denier who sued the EPA many times

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Yesterday, he named Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, a 48-year-old Republican, as his nominee for EPA. Environmental Politics EPA climate change carbon dioxide regulation fossil fuels Donald TrumpEnvironmental Protection Agency should put it to rest.

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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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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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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 19

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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

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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.

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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 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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats Prius Prime, BMW i3 on energy efficiency

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EPA Efficiency plug-in cars EPA Ratings MPGe Hyundai Ioniq ElectricThe 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid's tenure as the most energy-efficient car on sale in the U.S. turned out to be short. The Toyota recently took the title of most energy-efficiency vehicle available in the U.S. But now there's a new kid on the block.

EPA Insider: Agency Bluffed Carmakers To Get CAFE Standards

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Green CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy EPA Fuel Economy NHTSA regulation Sometimes in negotiations, it''s best to open with an unrealistic offer. That leaves room to deal. In the end, the party making the offer gets what it really wanted--less than its opener--and the opposing party feels like it''s extracted some concessions.

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EPA tells Mitsubishi to retest fuel economy after Japan errors

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Green EPA EPA Ratings Fuel Economy JapanThe dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. Then the Volkswagen.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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Honda fuel cell technology firsts include: The first EPA- and CARB-certified fuel cell vehicle (July 2002). Fuel Cells Fuel Efficiency Hydroge

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EPA Will Test New-Car Emissions On The Road After VW Scandal

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider stricter testing standards. Last week, EPA chief Gina McCarthy said the agency would implement measures to. emissions EPA Volkswagen diesel scandalRecent incidents of carmakers overestimating fuel economy have led the U.S.

Electric cars outperform their EPA range ratings

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It is something that electric car owners in the States have long suspected; EPA ratings for EV model ranges are too conservative.

Gas mileage ratings for some 2017 cars to fall as EPA tweaks tests

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Now, a slight tweak to EPA calculations for the. EPA Fuel Economy EPA RatingsThe steady rise of corporate average fuel economy rules through 2025 puts increasing pressure on manufacturers to boost the gas mileage of all vehicles.

Chrysler Upgrades Pentastar V-6 For Fuel Efficiency; Lack Of Direct Injection A Hint Of Future EPA Rules?

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emissions EPA diesel particulate filter (DPF) V-6 Pentastar Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Automotive engineers are very good at incremental improvements to existing technologies, and that skill will be much tested in meeting increasingly stiff fuel-economy rules between now and 2025.

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Final 2016 Ethanol Rule: Fuel Blenders, Biofuels Interests Unhappy With EPA Numbers

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set annual targets for amounts of ethanol to be blended with gasoline. Biofuels EPA ethanol transportation policyUnder the Renewable Fuel Standard passed in 2007, the U.S. In recent years, the amounts of ethanol called.

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