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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2019 Audi e-tron EPA range revealed: Nothing to brag about, but aiming for the real world?

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The official EPA-rated range results are in for the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV—at least according to Audi, as they’re not yet posted by the federal agency—and they’re a fair amount lower than what was widely anticipated. Audi of America said Thursday that the EPA rating for the 2019 e-tron will be just 204 miles. EPA EPA Ratings

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EPA adds climate skeptic to science board

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Science at the EPA has been a topic of much debate, and a lot of turmoil since President Trump took office. EPA air pollutionIn that way, the addition of eight new members to the agency's much discussed Science Advisory Board isn't surprising. What may more surprising to some is the makeup of the new members announced Thursday. Most of the new members are.

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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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EPA proposes more smog-contributing ethanol in summer gasoline

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EPA ethanol smog air pollutionEthanol is known as an alternative fuel, and is even renewable. But that doesn't always make it clean. The Environmental Protection Agency, after proposing watered down emissions and fuel economy standards for cars, has now released a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol blended into pump gas year-round, including selling E15 in the summer.

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EPA cuts off fuel-economy talks with California

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In August, the EPA, led by Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, released a proposal to freeze emissions and associated fuel. emissions EPA California Corporate Average Fuel EconomyThe Trump administration has ended talks with California aimed at settling their differences over increasing fuel economy and tightening emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday, citing an unnamed government official.

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EPA dissolves boards of pollution scientists

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The EPA has dismissed two panels of outside scientists that advised the agency on particulate matter and ground-level ozone, which have been linked to smog and respiratory problems. Under acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal-industry lobbyist, analyzing those pollutants will be left to the EPA's internal Clean Air Scientific Advisory. emissions EPA air pollution

EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

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On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution than the current law allows. EPA global warmingThe proposal came on the eve of a climate summit in Poland that started over the weekend where world leaders were set to codify the next steps in.

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EPA enforcement efforts slide 85 percent under Trump administration

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emissions EPA air pollutionNot only do polluters have lower standards to meet under the Trump administration, they may not really have to meet those standards at all. That's the conclusion of a new study, published by the Washington Post, that shows enforcement activity has fallen drastically in the past two years since President Trump took office. The study, conducted by a.

2019 79

EPA announces tighter smog regulations on heavy trucks

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The EPA has loosened or eliminated a lot of regulations since President Trump took office, but last week the agency announced it would tighten regulations on emissions of nitrogen oxides from heavy trucks such as semis. The EPA notes that smog-forming NOx emissions from heavy trucks fell 40 percent between 2007 and 2017 after the agency last. emissions Trucks EPA air pollution

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Deadline for comments on EPA fuel-economy rollback is Tuesday

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Readers who want to make their voices heard in objection to (or support of) the EPA proposal to freeze fuel economy standards have until tomorrow to get their comments in. The EPA proposed in early August to undo Obama-era rules requiring cars to reach increasingly stringent fuel-economy targets through 2025. EPA Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2018 69

Analysis: Wheeler says electric cars "not grounds for concern" at the EPA. Really?

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The EPA may publish window stickers for all new cars that list their fuel efficiency, but it's not clear the agency's acting administrator has read them. At BloombergNEF's Future Mobility summit in San Francisco, on Monday, Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler told Bloomberg, "It is not the EPA’s role to promote a particular type of fuel. EPA California

2019 68

Report: EPA backs off plans to freeze fuel economy rules–slightly

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Thursday that the agency will delay and revise its plan to freeze emissions and fuel-economy rules, which was expected to be released early this month. emissions EPA Andrew WheelerThe proposed rule, the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule, would freeze fuel-economy standards at 2020 levels through 2026 and reverse.

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California girds for battle with EPA over fuel economy

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The report comes in response to the EPA and NHTSA's proposed Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Rule, which would undo fuel-economy. EPA NHTSA CARB Corporate Average Fuel EconomyLast Friday, California released a 400-page repudiation of the Trump administration's plan to freeze fuel economy standards and revoke California's statutory right to set its own limits on vehicle emissions.

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Honda joins GM, others in heated opposition to Trump's EPA fuel-economy freeze

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Honda joined General Motors on Friday and called on the EPA to abandon its proposed fuel-economy rollback, asking federal officials to negotiate with states like California to offer a single, comprehensive update to federal fuel-economy standards. EPA CARB Donald Trump

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EPA says fuel economy rose in 2017, but it may be falling again

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An EPA report released Wednesday shows that cars are getting better gas mileage in response to rising fuel economy standards. Yet a roaring economy and low gas prices have put Americans on a truck-buying spree, and the EPA is working to undermine those standards. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyAccording to its annual automotive trends report, the average new car reached a.

2019 58

Shutdown has held up EPA certification, new vehicle introductions

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Now that the government has reopened after a 35-day shutdown, EPA employees are going back to work facing a backlog. emissions EPA Fuel EconomyToward the end of the shutdown last week, executives at all three major Detroit automakers expressed concern about certification delays that could affect new models they plan to bring to market. It can now begin addressing that.

2019 52

As EPA chief, Wheeler could prove a bigger foe to clean-air advocates

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President Trump's new pick as EPA Administrator may be more effective at rolling back environmental progress than his scandal-plagued predecessor. On Friday, Trump announced that he plans to formally nominate Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator to replace Scott Pruitt, the former Oklahoma attorney general, who was known for.

2018 65

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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California overrules EPA emissions freeze for cars sold in the state

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EPA NHTSA California Air Resources Board Donald TrumpAt its meeting on Friday, the California Air Resources Board officially confirmed that it will stick with planned increases in emissions and fuel economy standards for cars sold in the state. The move was expected after CARB said in August that it would not follow the Trump Administration's move to freeze federal emissions and fuel economy.

2018 84

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 TrumpIf there were any doubt that president-elect Donald Trump supports fossil fuels and does not believe in the scientific consensus of climate change, his pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should put it to rest.

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Tesla drops 75Ds, Nissan Leaf Plus, EPA head, peak internal-combustion: Today's Car News

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President Trump nominates Andrew Wheeler as EPA chief. We look at what sets the Nissan Leaf Plus apart. And analysts report that the world may already have reached peak sales for internal combustion engines. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will drop short-range versions of the Model S and.

2019 61

Mazda rotary hybrids, Ford F-250 XL Hybrid, EPA ethanol push: Today's Car News

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The EPA releases a proposal to increase ethanol blends, even in the summer when it can increase smog. EPA IIHS Rotary XL HybridsMazda may have more plans for its rotary engine technology than a single new hybrid. Conversion company XL Hybrids releases its new Heavy Duty Ford F-250 Hybrid pickup. And we run down the best deals for March. All this and more on Green Car.

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Tesla Model 3 leasing, EPA proposal, Audi ads, deals for April: Today's Car News

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency will delay and revise a proposed freeze on fuel economy standards. EPA deals Ads Tesla Autopilot Andrew WheelerTesla revised its lineup—again—and introduced leasing for the Model 3. New ads for the Audi e-tron quattro take on EV doubts directly. And we round up the best deals on plug-in, electric, and hybrid cars this.

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Tesla changes, EPA updates, tax credits, Kia Soul EV review: The Week in Reverse

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karma EPA plug-in cars The Week In Reverse lithium Andrew Wheeler EV tax creditWhich U.S. state may regain the title of lithium-mining capital? What model will Tesla quit selling online? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 12, 2019. Tesla shook up its lineup again on Friday, announcing leases for the Model 3 and dropping the base $35,000 from its.

Senate confirms coal lobbyist Wheeler as EPA head

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The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency. Since Wheeler became the acting administrator last July, he has released plans to unwind rising emissions and attendant fuel economy standards enacted under President Obama, and to rescind California's half-century-old authority to set tighter emissions. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Someone Tell The @LATimes That This Is A #ClimateEmergency Story. Editors’ Judgement Apparently impaired by Iraq Truffle Intoxication #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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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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EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

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After wiping out plans to continue boosting fuel economy standards earlier this month, the EPA on Tuesday proposed rolling back emissions standards on electric power plants. The new proposed rule, which the EPA calls the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule, would eliminate Obama-era standards that would have required power plants to reduce carbon. EPA air pollution power grid

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EPA: US GHG emissions in 2017 down 0.3% from 2016

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from 2016, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory. In 2017, total gross U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,472.3 MMT (million metric tons) CO 2 equivalent, a decrease of 0.3%

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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.

2018 71

Tesla stores, plug-in Jeeps, EPA fuel-economy, Colorado charging: Today's Car News

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An annual EPA report shows rising fuel-economy standards are working—just as the EPA plans to gut them. EPA Google plug-in cars WaymoTesla reversed its decision to go online only, and is keeping many stores open. Fiat Chrysler announced two new plug-in Jeeps for Europe. And a new program aims to get Colorado ready for smart charging, ahead of a potential roll-out of a.

2019 46

Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 Source: EPA. Source: EPA. Source: EPA.

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EPA loses 10 percent of enforcement staff under Trump

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If the EPA wants to reduce federal involvement in environmental protection, it may not need to roll back emissions requirements or cancel California's environmental waiver. It could just quit enforcing the law. That is already happening to a degree, according to new data from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, as reported in The.

2018 57

Chinese fuel-cell cars, lithium-ion battery growth, EPA and health: Today's Car News

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And without science boards the EPA questions some fundamental links. EPA GM Fuel Cell VehiclesA Chinese hydrogen company introduces its own line of fuel-cell cars. A Texas startup plans to make motors more efficient. A report shows more battery production coming online. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Chinese Institute of Geosciences and the Environment is.

2019 40

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.

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.

2018 65

Ford fuel economy, EPA ends talks, better hybrids, Audi ad: Today's Car News

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The EPA quit speaking to California in their dispute over emissions rules. EPA Consumer ReportsFord opened an investigation into the way it conducts fuel economy tests. Half of Consumer Reports top picks for 2019 include hybrids or plug-in cars. And Audi makes good on advertising the performance benefits of an electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

2019 46

Tesla batteries, EPA comments, Hyundai and Kia plug-in availability: Today's Car News

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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said electric cars are "not grounds for concern" at the EPA—yet highway safety and car prices are. EPA Today in Car NewsTesla buys a company that builds ultracapacitors. Hyundai and Kia aim to avoid the dreaded "compliance car" label with their EV sales—barely. We investigate the hesitation. In our latest Twitter.

2019 44

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

2018 61

Tesla squeeze, broadband charging, EV education, EPA science: Today's Car News

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And the EPA appointed a noted skeptic of climate action. EPA charging Today in Car NewsThe British parent of Virgin Media plans to use Virgin's broadband wiring to build public electric-car charging stations. Electric-car charging info site Chargeway sets up its first installations in Portland, Oregon. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Portland, Oregon, startup Chargeway.

2019 48

EPA chief Scott Pruitt: 'environmentalism' is use rather than preservation

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EPA head Scott Pruitt will likely go down as one of the most controversial agency chiefs in that agency's history of almost 50 years. The former Oklahoma attorney general, who sued the EPA 14 times on behalf of fossil-fuel interests during the Obama administration, has a radically different view of how the agency should operate compared to most of. Environmental emissions EPA United States regulation natural resources Donald Trump

California warns it won't follow lower EPA fuel economy, emissions rules

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In response to an EPA proposal to freeze emissions and fuel economy standards, California said it will not honor federal vehicle certifications if the proposal goes through. EPA CAFEThe California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed amending the California Low-Emission Vehicle III Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulation to ensure that cars and light-duty.

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