Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Wants to Revoke California Auto Regulation Powers

The Trump administration is preparing a plan to strip California’s authority to set tougher auto efficiency regulations than the federal government, even while agencies continue finalizing a rollback of national standards, according to people familiar with the matter.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Responds to Trump’s Call to Rescind State’s Authority

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Last week, President Donald Trump proposed gutting California’s unique ability to write greenhouse gas emission limits for cars and trucks.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2018
Government, Equipment, Fuel

California Seeks White House Meeting on Fuel-Efficiency Revamp

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California air-pollution regulators want to meet with Trump administration officials over plans to ease federal auto-efficiency standards, saying in a letter to the White House that efforts to undermine the state’s authority would run afoul of the law.

Ryan Beene and Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

CARB Approves Tougher Opacity Limits

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The California Air Resources Board has approved amendments to toughen state standards on heavy truck smoke opacity limits as well as require motor carriers with two or more trucks to report their annual smoke test results to the agency.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

SoCal Regulators See Chance to Rein in Freight Pollution

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Over and over in their decadeslong war on smog, Southern California regulators have failed to use a powerful tool against ports, warehouses and other freight and logistics hubs that are magnets for air pollution.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2018
Government, Business

EPA Moves to Cut Obama-Era Fuel-Efficiency Standards

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The Trump administration announced that fuel-efficiency regulations for cars and light trucks are too stringent and must be revised, formally beginning a process sought by the U.S. auto industry to rollback anti-pollution targets.

April 2, 2018

Trump to Cite Cost, Safety for Auto Emissions Rollback, Sources Say

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The Trump administration will argue that the high cost of meeting Obama-era fuel economy standards discourages motorists from trading in less-efficient vehicles, as it sets about weakening the rules, said people familiar with the discussions.

March 30, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

California’s Ready to Retaliate if Trump Cuts Vehicle Emission Rules, Sources Say

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As the Trump administration begins to dismantle Barack Obama’s ambitious auto efficiency regulations, California is said to be poised to retaliate by doing something that automakers have feared: de-coupling the state’s rules with those set in Washington.

Ryan Beene and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

California, Trump Administration on Collision Course Over Auto Rules

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California and the Trump administration are on a collision course over auto-efficiency regulations that could lead the White House to deploy the nuclear option: revoking the state’s cherished power to set its own limits on air pollution.

March 14, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Tailpipe Standards

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The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator signaled a coming showdown with California, warning the state won’t dictate the future of ambitious automobile fuel economy regulations enacted by the Obama administration.

March 13, 2018