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Trump's effort to revoke California's emission rules will be a disaster — for the auto industry

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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:46pm

The old adage about being sorry when you get what you asked for is about to land squarely on the head of the automobile industry.

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Don't let Trump and Pruitt Make America Smoggy Again

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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:40pm

The world is increasingly speeding toward a future of clean, zero-emissions cars. China — the largest auto market on the planet — plans to ban the sale of new vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel engines in the coming decades. Until then, the Chinese government requires that carmakers sell an increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles in the country each year.

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EPA abandons fuel mileage goals and seeks to revoke California's ability to set its own standard

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Mon, 04/02/2018 - 1:06pm

Setting up its most aggressive clash yet with California over environmental standards, the Trump administration signaled Monday that it may revoke the state's ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter rules for vehicle emissions.

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Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics

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Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:59am

One afternoon last April, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, travelled to the Harvey Mine, in Sycamore, Pennsylvania, to declare that the agency had a new direction, which he called “Back to Basics.” 

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Leaked Memo: EPA Shows Workers How To Downplay Climate Change

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Thu, 03/29/2018 - 5:29pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday evening sent employees a list of eight approved talking points on climate change from its Office of Public Affairs ― guidelines that promote a message of uncertainty about climate science and gloss over proposed cuts to key adaptation programs.