Earlier this week, in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration relaxed automobile fuel efficiency standards that were put in place under the Obama administration to combat climate change. Coral Davenport, energy and environment policy reporter for…
By PBS NewsHour
The Trump administration wants to roll back another federal regulation intended to reduce global warming. Obama-era automobile fuel efficiency rules require U.S. vehicles to increase mileage standards by an average of 5 percent per year from 2021 through 2026. Tuesday’s…
The Trump administration is expected to release a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Tom Krisher, Associated Press
General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and 10 smaller automakers are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards.
By Tom Krisher, Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
By Adam Beam, Associated Press
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has blocked California from setting its own rules for how much pollution can come from cars and trucks.
President Trump has announced that states will no longer be able to set their own fuel mileage and emissions standards, as they previously were empowered to do. California, for example, had an agreement with several automakers for voluntary adherence to…
By PBS NewsHour
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the previous administration's rules on auto fuel economy go too far. Under the Obama-era standards, gas mileage would have doubled in new vehicles by 2025. Judy Woodruff learns more from Amy Harder of…
By Michael Biesecker and Tom Krishner, Associated Press
Under the plan, VW owners can either choose to have the emissions systems repaired for free or have the company buy back the vehicles.
The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday to review California's bid to pass a law restricting car emissions beyond the federal level. California and EPA officials discuss the bid.
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