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EPA proposes strengthening primary annual NAAQS for PM2.5

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to to revise the primary (health-based) annual PM 2.5 EPA is taking comment on the full range (between 8 and 11 10 µg/m 3 ) included in the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee’s (CASAC) latest report.

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Hyundai 2023 IONIQ 6 SE Long Range RWD achieves EPA-estimated driving range of 361 miles

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The new, all-electric 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 has completed final EPA testing with the IONIQ 6 SE Long Range RWD trim receiving an EPA-estimated range of 361 miles. The IONIQ 6 SE AWD achieved an EPA-estimated range of 316 miles.

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Will EPA’s plan for broadened biofuels delay EV adoption?

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The EPA is preparing to set new standards that broaden biofuels incentives and could provide cleaner electricity for EV charging. emissions EPA

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Lucid Air EPA-rated at 520 miles of range

Green Car Congress

Lucid Group announced that the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has received an official EPA rating of 520 miles of range. It is the longest-range electric vehicle ever rated by the EPA, delivering at least 100+ miles of additional range over its closest competitor.

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Lucid gains EPA approval to launch 2023 Air models

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Lucid has gained EPA approval to launch the sale of several 2023 model-year trims of the Air electric vehicle. Lucid applied for EPA certification of these vehicles on September 7, and gained a Certificate of Conformity just two days later on September 9.

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EPA blocks Pebble copper mine in Alaska to protect Bristol Bay salmon ecosystem

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Final Determination under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that blocks the development of Northern Dynasty Mineral’s proposed Pebble copper and gold mining project in Alaska.

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EPA finds NMP and 1-BP present unreasonable risks to human health

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk determinations for n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) and 1-bromopropane (1-BP). The EPA determined that NMP and 1-BP, as whole chemical substances, present an unreasonable risk of injury to human health when evaluated under their conditions of use. Overall, EPA determined that 29 of the 37 conditions of use it evaluated drive the unreasonable risk determination.

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EPA to develop options to reduce NOx and PM from locomotives further

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responding to petitions from the California Air Resources Board, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, and the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association to address harmful nitrogen oxide (NO x ) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from locomotives. EPA adopted its first regulation to control the emissions from new locomotives and their engines in 1998.

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EPA proposes endangerment finding for lead emissions from aircraft engines that operate on leaded fuel

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed determination that emissions of lead from aircraft that operate on leaded fuel cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and welfare. Under the Clean Air Act, EPA reviews information on air pollutants and sources of air pollution to determine whether they threaten human health or welfare.

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EPA nearly doubling Clean School Bus Rebates awards to $965M

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will nearly double the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following increased demand, with school districts from all 50 states applying for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates during this first round of funding. EPA expects to issue a slate of awards next month. EPA is also designing the next rounds of program funding to launch in the coming months, which will include a grant competition.

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DOE, DOT, HUD and EPA release blueprint to decarbonize US transportation sector

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Developed by the Departments of Energy (DOE), Transportation (DOT), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the blueprint lays out a strategy for cutting all greenhouse emissions from the transportation sector by 2050.

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EPA finalizes MY 2027 heavy-duty truck NOx standards; first step in Clean Trucks Plan

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized more stringent NO x emissions limits for model year 2027 and later heavy-duty engines and vehicles. EPA intends to consider potential changes to certain HD GHG Phase 2 standards as part of the Phase 3 GHG rulemaking.

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EPA directs nearly $1B for electric school buses

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The EPA on Wednesday announced $965 million in grants for electric school buses, the first of a five-year, $5 billion program for zero-emission school buses.

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EPA proposes higher RFS biofuel volumes for 2022

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a package of actions setting biofuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for years 2020, 2021, and 2022, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. For 2022, EPA is proposing the highest total volumes yet; the proposed volumes for 2022 are more than 3.5 This decision, issued in 2020, narrowed the situations in which EPA can grant SREs.

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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. After EPA promulgates the final rule with the standards, FAA will complete a subsequent rulemaking to enforce these standards.

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EPA confirms 249-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV

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AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range on a full charge and the AWD Pro S has an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range on a full charge. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for ID.4 Volkswagen of America announced another round of fuel economy figures for the 2021 ID.4

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EPA issues fuel waiver for four states impacted by bp Whiting Refinery shutdown

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As part of the Federal Government’s response to a fire and shutdown at the bp Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan issued an emergency fuel waiver to help alleviate fuel shortages in four states the supply of gasoline of which has been impacted by the refinery shutdown.

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2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 SE Long Range RWD achieves 361 miles of EPA driving range

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The new, all-electric 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 has completed final EPA testing with the IONIQ 6 SE Long Range RWD trim receiving an EPA-estimated range of 361 miles. The IONIQ 6 SE AWD achieved an EPA-estimated range of 316 miles.

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EPA issues RFI on end-of-life management of batteries

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing best practices with respect to the collection of batteries to be recycled, as well as establishing a program to promote battery recycling through the development of voluntary labeling guidelines for batteries and communication materials for battery producers and consumers as directed by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. EPA will also hold feedback sessions with an opportunity to provide live, verbal feedback.

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EPA range figures rise for entire 2023 Porsche Taycan lineup

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Nearly every 2023 Porsche Taycan variant gets an EPA-estimated range boost, the automaker confirmed this week. Porsche in July announced a software update it said would bring an efficiency and range boost, but now the automaker is providing specific figures.

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EPA finalizes greenhouse gas standards for LDVs MY 2023-2026

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for Model Years (MY) 2023 through 2026. Source: EPA.

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Supreme Court curbs EPA authority to regulate CO2 from power plants

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EPA that the EPA lacks the authority to set emission standards for power plants so strict as to force a shift of power generation from fossil fuels. The opinion holds that Congress did not grant EPA in Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act the authority to devise emissions caps based on generation shifting—i.e., The BSER, therefore, “is the central determination that the EPA must make in formulating [its emission] guidelines” under Section 111.

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Ford Maverick EPA-estimated 42 mpg city, 37 mpg combined

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The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup—the first standard hybrid pickup in the US—is now officially the most fuel-efficient hybrid pickup with an EPA-estimated rating of 42 mpg city.

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 Receives Impressive EPA Range Ratings

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The most efficient version has an EPA combined range of 361 miles (581 km

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Rivian R1T has the highest range for an electric truck with a 328-mile EPA estimate

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The Rivian R1T is now the electric truck with the most range after receiving a 328-mile range estimate from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 2023 Rivian R1T with 21-inch wheels received an EPA range estimate of 328 for the Quad-Motor with a Large battery pack configuration.

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Tesla had lowest tailpipe CO2 emissions & highest fuel economy in 2021 EPA Auto Trends report finds

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated. The EPA released its annual Automotive Trends report, and findings reveal that Tesla is leading the way with the lowest tailpipe CO2 emissions and the highest fuel economy of all large manufacturers. News EPA EVs Featured Tesla

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EPA announces final RFS volumes for 2021 and 2022

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took action on Friday pursuant to a consent decree agreement that requires EPA to finalize RFS volumes for 2021 and 2022 no later than 3 June 2022 (Friday). In the final volumes, EPA adjusted the final biofuel volumes for 2021 to reflect updated data on actual 2021 ethanol use that has become available since the proposal was issued. Separately, EPA is announcing a suite of small refinery exemption (SRE) actions.

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KIA announces 310-mile EPA-certified range for new EV6 with 77.4 kWh pack and RWD

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a maximum all-electric range (AER) of 310 miles for the 2022 Kia EV6 when equipped with a 77.4 EV6 models fitted with all-wheel drive are EPA-certified at 274 miles AER, and the 58.0-kWh EV6 EX is rated at 232 miles AER.

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EPA launches first $500M funding opportunity for $5B Clean School Bus Program

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EPA’s new Clean School Bus Program will provide $5 billion over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. EPA is now offering $500 million through the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates for zero-emission and low-emission school bus rebates as the first funding opportunity of the program.

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Hyundai Motor puts XCIENT Fuel Cell electric trucks into commercial fleet operation in California with $3.5M from EPA

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million in 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant (TAG) funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deploy five XCIENT Fuel Cell electric trucks in California. Hyundai Motor has secured $3.5

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EPA panel says air pollution not harmful

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It isn't just global warming emissions that the EPA plans to deregulate. EPA air pollution Andrew WheelerAt a meeting last Thursday, a key air quality standards board at the agency cast doubt on longstanding findings that particulate matter—the microscopic particles spewing from diesel tailpipes—can cause health problems leading to premature deaths. In the absence of.

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EPA trends report finds MY 2021 fuel economy remained flat at a record high while CO2 levels hit new low

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual Automotive Trends Report , which shows that model year (MY) 2021 vehicle fuel economy remained at a record high—but flat with MY 2020 fuel economy—while CO 2 emission levels reached a new record low. Source: EPA.

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EPA proposes Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2023-2025; seeking input on future modifications

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a multipart proposal for required volumes of biofuel under the Renewable FUel Standard (RFS) for the next one to three years and on a series of modifications to the program. Because the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) does not include volumes after 2022, this is the first time that EPA is setting these proposed biofuel volume targets without using those outlined in statute.

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EPA issues emergency fuel waiver for E15 sales

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing an emergency fuel waiver to allow E15 gasoline to be sold during the summer driving season. EPA regulates the vapor pressure of gasoline sold at retail stations during the summer ozone season (1 June to 15 September) to reduce evaporative emissions from gasoline that contribute to ground-level ozone. EPA provides a 1.0

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EPA reportedly plans to eliminate science office

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Science looks to no longer be a high priority at the EPA. The New York Times reported Thursday that the EPA plans to eliminate the powerful Office of the Science Advisor, merging it with another office under the Deputy Administrator for Science. The move represents a significant demotion of the science advisory role. Previously the Office of the.

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Report: California clean cars crusader Mary Nichols on shortlist to be next EPA chief

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Mary Nichols, currently head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), was one of the names recommended to the Biden campaign for the EPA administrator post during the last stages of the. emissions EPA

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EPA to reconsider particulate matter NAAQS

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will reconsider the previous administration’s decision to retain the particulate matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) ( earlier post ), which were last strengthened in 2012. EPA sets both an annual and a 24-hour standard for fine particles (PM 2.5 ). EPA expects to issue a proposed rulemaking in Summer 2022 and a final rule in Spring 2023.

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EPA to evaluate whether lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft endanger human health and welfare

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will evaluate whether emissions from piston-engine aircraft operating on leaded fuel contribute to air pollution that endangers public health and welfare. EPA has been investigating the air quality impact of lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft near airports for years, and now we’re going to apply that information to determine whether this pollution endangers human health and welfare. —EPA Administrator Michael S.

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EPA to spend another $1 billion on electric buses

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The EPA’s “Clean Bus Program” will be spending $1 billion in the 2023 fiscal year to help schools buy electric buses and other cleaner alternatives. The EPA is one of numerous agencies working on upgrading American public vehicle fleets.

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EPA awarding $965M to 389 school districts for clean school buses

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In May, EPA announced the availability of $500 million for its Clean School Bus Program. Given overwhelming demand from school districts across the country, including low-income communities, Tribal nations, and territories, EPA nearly doubled the amount of funding that will be awarded to $965 million. EPA is also designing the next round of program funding to launch in the coming months, which will include a grant competition.

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2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 EPA range unveiled, combined MPGe rivals Lucid Air EVs

Electrek

The official EPA ratings are finally out for the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 , and wow, are they impressive, blowing away most expectations. more… The post 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 EPA range unveiled, combined MPGe rivals Lucid Air EVs appeared first on Electrek.

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. With the action, EPA is also withdrawing the SAFE-1 interpretation of the Clean Air Act that would prohibit other states from adopting the California GHG emission standards.

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Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ). Achates Power’s innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L

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