Pruitt's EPA emission rollback reasoning may well fail in court

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Despite the sturm und drang around the announcement by embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt that he will relax emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, not much will happen immediately. emissions EPA global warming California Air Resources Board CARB greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide regulation Donald Trump

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Mazda tops EPA fuel-efficiency rankings for fifth year in a row

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EPA Fuel Economy EPA RatingsPick-ups and SUVs are rapidly taking over the American automotive landscape, but there's at least one measure in which it benefits an automaker to sell fewer of those vehicles. In the Environmental Protection Agency's latest "Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends" report, Mazda was named as the.

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EPA staffers told how to downplay climate change in leaked memo

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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt would be controversial even if he hadn't flown to Morocco in December (first-class, on the taxpayer dime) to lobby the country on the benefits of liquified natural gas while living in a condo owned by a lobbyist for the country's largest LNG exporter. He is likely the first EPA head to axe scientists from the. EPA global warming CO2 climate change carbon dioxide regulation science Donald Trump

2018 63

Pruitt's EPA decision: 38-page intention vs 1,217 pages of analysis

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While the name of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is often preceded by "embattled" these days, his agency is now on record as rejecting its own recommendation of just 16 months ago. Politics EPA global warming greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide regulation science Donald TrumpIt concluded in July 2016 that the auto industry had handily met lower carbon-emission limits from 2012 through 2017—at lower cost and with more conventional.

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2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

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The EPA combined range rating for the second-generation Leaf is officially 151 miles. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacityWhen the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end of last year, and now we have the final confirmed figure. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf.

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Pruitt won't let California set emission standards; EPA not looking at post-2025 rules

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In what Bloomberg News called a "wide-ranging interview" with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, he indicated the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. emissions EPA global warming California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change carbon dioxide regulation Donald TrumpNow, it's war, in the words of California's lead emission regulator.

2018 63

EPA does not set fuel-economy limits: get this right, journalists!

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emissions EPA NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Corporate Average Fuel EconomyJournalism as an industry is under great pressure these days. There are far more people writing "content" than in past decades, and in general they are having to produce more of it for less money than they did 10, 20, or 50 years ago. That's no excuse, however, for getting the basics wrong. DON'T MISS: Hey, media, get it straight: "electrified" is.

2018 60

Fake science: University disavows study EPA cited to approve old dirty diesels in "glider" trucks

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Among the many regulations to limit emissions and other forms of pollution that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has axed, this one was particularly. Diesels emissions Trucks EPA regulation semis air pollutionLast November, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would rescind a rule that banned companies from fitting outdated, older, and dirtier diesel engines into brand-new "glider" chassis-cab trucks.

2018 63

EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

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After years of debate, the EPA has now announced it will study the. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 United States E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S. Most fuel stations across the United States no longer offer pure gasoline, with E10—a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline—prevailing.

2017 69

Automakers seek deal to delay EPA's 2022-2025 emission rules

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Despite some alarmist reporting, President Donald Trump hasn't abolished the EPA's vehicle emission limits. So far, he's done two things: signed an executive order reopening the comment period for 2022-2025 EPA emission limits, and proposed a budget that would slash EPA. emissions Politics EPA Fuel EconomyNor has he wiped out corporate average fuel-economy rules, set by the NHTSA.

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EPA reports show automakers meeting fuel-economy, carbon emission rules

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But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that so far, carmakers are doing just fine. The EPA's annual CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends Report compares. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyLow gas prices and high sales of crossovers and SUVs have led critics of current U.S. emissions standards to question whether automakers can continue meeting those standards.

8 things you should know about EPA plan to let cars emit more (cutting fuel economy as well)

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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said yesterday the agency plans to modify rules limiting carbon-dioxide emissions for light-duty vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025. emissions Politics EPA NHTSA CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpThe agency, he said, had reached a determination that the limits put in place in 2012 under the Obama administration were “not appropriate and should be revised."

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EPA to axe rule banning older, dirtier diesel engines in new trucks: report

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The EPA recently announced it will roll back the Clean Power Plan, one of former President Obama's milestone efforts to fight climate change, and now the agency plans to axe another rule limiting emissions. Remarkably, the regulation that EPA. emissions EPA regulation semis air pollution

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Trump EPA: less enforcement of laws, more leeway for polluters

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Environmental emissions Politics EPA air pollution Donald TrumpIn grade school, students commonly ran through the halls when teachers or other school staff weren't looking. Signs forbidding the act of sprinting past lockers did little to deter the practice, since there was no incentive not to run unless someone present was enforcing the rule. The same can be said for industrial polluters and environmental-law.

EPA boosts required 2017 ethanol volume above expected level

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fuel supply, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has boosted its proposed ethanol volume for 2017. EPA ethanol energy policy e85 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles transportation policyDespite pressure to lower the amount of ethanol blended into the U.S. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard enacted in 2007, specific quantities of ethanol must be blended the national fuel supply. Recently, critics have tried to cap that amount.

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Deal between EPA, California on auto emissions may still be possible

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Over the many months EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signaled his intention to revisit the Obama administration's emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, California warned that it would not go along with any reductions. emissions Politics EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB regulation Donald Trump

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Proposed ethanol cuts bring EPA up against Iowa's powerful politician

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Following years of debate, the EPA said earlier this month it will study the possibilities of cutting the amount of ethanol in the United States' gasoline supply. Biofuels Politics EPA ethanol e85 E10 flex fuel Renewable Fuel Standard Donald TrumpSince 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has required growing amounts of ethanol to be blended into U.S. fuel supplies, with E10—a mix of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent.

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Automaker lobbyists fail to overturn EPA emission rules

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A week ago, the EPA recommended that U.S. emissions Politics EPA Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Donald Trumpvehicle emission standards stay put for the years 2022 through 2025. According to the Technical Assessment Report the agency issued in July, automakers have so far quite successfully met standards in place since 2012 to cut emissions of the climate-change gas carbon dioxide. And, the report concluded, they.

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Trump EPA backs away from attacking California emission waiver

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Amidst coverage of the removal of the word "science" from the mission statement of the EPA's Science and Technology Office, it went largely unnoticed. emissions Politics EPA global warming California climate change state laws Donald TrumpSometime between March 1 and 7, a specific page vanished from the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

2017 68

Head of EPA ignores environmental groups, meets only with corporations

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Politics EPA United States climate change regulation Donald TrumpScott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has had a very busy schedule since being confirmed to lead the agency set up to protect America's air, water, and land from pollution. Unlike his predecessors, Pruitt—a climate-science denier and aggressive advocate of fossil fuels—has largely ignored environmental groups and.

2017 63

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. In this case, if reports of the administration's draft budget proposal are accurate, change means wholesale elimination of staff, funding, and programs. Yesterday, however, an even more remarkable fact.

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EPA will maintain fuel-economy standards through 2025

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to maintain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards through 2025. emissions Politics EPA CAFE transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe U.S. Enacted by the Obama Administration in 2012, the standards call for automakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (equivalent to about 38 mpg in the real world) by that year. The decision follows the.

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 Fueleconomy.gov 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. DON'T MISS: What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is Efficiency For Electric Cars?

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Trump EPA to hold unneeded 'critique' to challenge climate science

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The best analog to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest action might be for the U.S. EPA global warming greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide energy fossil fuels Donald TrumpGeological Survey to undertake a "scientific critique" of theories that the world is round. After all, numerous authoritative sources over the years have raised doubts that the Earth is not flat. Surely their views deserve to be aired. Late last week, it.

2017 62

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. The year-old Volkswagen diesel scandal has also shown the vulnerability of laboratory emissions tests to deliberate cheating by manufacturers. But the news isn't entirely bad.

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EPA to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas policies on coal power plants

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EPA head Scott Pruitt told miners in Kentucky on Monday that he intends to begin dismantling former President Barack Obama's signature climate-change agenda effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants. Environmental emissions Politics EPA climate change Donald Trump

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. While European buyers had complained for years that EU fuel-economy ratings diverged from real-world results, nothing much happened until last year on that front. Then the Volkswagen.

EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand on-road emissions testing to all diesel vehicles. emissions EPA Fuel Economy EPA RatingsIn the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the U.S. The agency currently conducts only a handful of on-road tests of new vehicles each year, to confirm laboratory results. But Volkswagen's cheating and recent fuel-economy.

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Here's how to comment on EPA proposal to loosen emission limits on cars

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emissions Politics EPA CO2 greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide Donald TrumpOn August 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would reopen the Comment Period for the vehicle-emission standards for model years 2022 through 2025 it had finalized in January. The auto industry and its lobbyists had complained that the agency had moved too quickly, despite its issuance last summer of a voluminous Technical.

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How 2019 Volkswagen Jetta inched up its EPA fuel-economy ratings

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Fuel Economy EPA RatingsWhile plug-in electric cars get lots of media attention, they remained just 1 percent of U.S. vehicle sales last year. And while the Trump Administration appears dead-set on rolling back emission limits and fuel-economy requirements established years ago, that effort will undoubtedly face lengthy court challenges as to the scientific basis.

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California, allies ready for emission-law war with Trump EPA, CARB head says

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emissions EPA California NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald TrumpWith the release of proposed new and lower fuel-economy rules expected from the NHTSA by March 30, many eyes have turned to the powerful California Air Resources Board. The state's pioneering role in reducing emissions and cutting air pollution predates even the existence of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That agency, now run by Scott.

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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 billion tons, cut fuel costs by $170 billion, and save roughly 2 billion barrels of oil over the.

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EPA proposes maintaining current NOx standards

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Based on its review of scientific evidence, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes retaining the current national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen (NO x ). EPA proposes that the current NAAQS don’t need to be changed because they provide the appropriate public health protection, with an adequate margin of safety, including for older adults, children and people with asthma.

2017 65

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. Environmental Protection Agency issued a ruling that existing limits on tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place.

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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 62

Pruitt won't kill EPA 'endangerment' finding on climate change

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The current EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, does not accept the scientific consensus on human contribution to climate change, though he has given some contradictory statements on that matter. emissions government EPA global warming climate change carbon dioxide science Donald TrumpHis views correspond closely to those of his boss, President Donald Trump, who notoriously compared the science to bovine excrement in a tweet and called.

EPA gets 29,000 comments on proposed elimination of environmental rules

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Environmental emissions Politics government EPA climate change regulation Donald TrumpMuch of the news out of Washington, D.C., these days has to do with the possibility of political scandal. But the wheels of government keep turning, and significant changes are happening at numerous agencies charged with missions as diverse as collecting intelligence, supporting education, and protecting the environment. Few groups are seeing.

EPA's internal watchdog to check vulnerability to emission cheating

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On Thursday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said carbon dioxide released by human activity is not a major cause of climate change, directly contradicting the scientific consensus. Environmental emissions government test EPA air pollution Volkswagen diesel scandalEven with a new leader apparently at odds with its mission, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to function on some level.

2012-2014 VW Passat TDI diesels approved for modification by EPA

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Another small portion of Volkswagen's diesel scandal has been put to rest: the EPA announced its approval of modifications for 2012 through 2014 Passat TDI sedans. EPA TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalIn total, 84,391 Volkswagen Passat TDI diesel vehicles are eligible to be modified and deemed compliant, should the existing owner choose to keep the car rather than sell it back to VW.

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EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision: report

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It looks like lobbying pays off, at least in the case of EPA emission rules. According to numerous recent reports, the EPA is expected to reopen the commenting period for vehicle-emission rules it finalized in January, more than a year ahead of schedule. emissions Politics EPA CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump