Tom Krisher and Ellen Knickmeyer

Government, Business, Fuel

Automakers Side With Trump in Legal Fight With California

Smoggy L.A. Downtown Los Angeles is shrouded in early morning coastal fog and smog. (Richard Vogel/AP)

WASHINGTON — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry 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.

October 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Administration Cites Safety to Freeze Mileage Standard

Heavy traffic on Los Angeles highway Heavy traffic on a Los Angeles highway. (Eric Demarcq/Flickr)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards.

August 2, 2018