Tag: Fuel Efficiency

Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more from joining the other side. Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors […]

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NHTSA Acting Chief Heidi King to Roll on Down the Highway

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When the Polluters Are Cleaner Than the Government

The Trump administration has expected corporations to cheer its efforts to lower environmental safeguards — to permit poisonous pesticides, to gut mine safety protections, to weaken rules on methane leaks in the energy industry. It can be assumed, then, that administration officials thought they were offering the auto industry a gift with their continued pursuit […]

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24 Governors Call on Trump to Halt Rollback on Rules for Clean Cars

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. The opposition to one of President Trump’s most consequential regulatory rollbacks — a plan to weaken pollution standards for automobiles nationwide — widened on Tuesday when 24 governors, including three Republicans, urged the president to abandon his plan. The governors’ […]

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Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the ‘Opposition’ in Fight Over Trump’s Emissions Rollback

In the early months of the Trump administration, automakers pleaded for — and appeared set to receive — some relief from fuel economy standards that they said were too difficult to meet. But newly released government emails show how a coalition of groups that reject established climate science quickly muscled into the picture, urging the […]

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Madrid Ends a Low-Emissions Zone After Just 7 Months

MADRID — Local governments across Europe have spent more than a decade introducing laws that restrict vehicle access to the central areas of many cities in an effort to improve air quality for residents and visitors alike. But as of Monday, Madrid is heading in the opposite direction. Drivers will no longer face fines for […]

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Canada Signals a Willingness to Challenge Trump on His Clean-Car Rollback

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Canada has signaled a willingness to buck one of President Trump’s most significant environmental rollbacks — a major weakening of auto pollution standards — by signing a clean-car deal with California, the state leading the fight against the […]

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Demise of Gasoline Cars? What We Know About N.Y.’s Ambitious Climate Goals

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The sweeping climate plan that New York lawmakers have agreed to pass sets the country’s most ambitious goals for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions: getting planet-warming carbon emissions almost down to zero by 2050. The law would transform the way […]

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U.K. Will Cut Net Greenhouse Emissions to Zero, Theresa May Vows

LONDON — Britain would bring its net production of greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 under legislation that Prime Minister Theresa May proposed on Wednesday, a move that would make it the first of the world’s major economic powers to commit to ending its contribution to global warming. The plan does not say how the […]

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Connect the Dots to See Where Trump’s Taking Us

Just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all from Donald Trump, he sinks to a new low that leaves you speechless and wondering: Is he crazy, is he evil, is he maniacally committed to unwinding every good thing Barack Obama did, or is he just plain stupid? I mean, what president would try […]

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