fuel efficiency

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EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets that are key to curbing global warming — setting up clash with California

Published: 
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:06pm

The Trump administration is poised to abandon America's pioneering fuel economy targets for cars and SUVs, a move that would undermine one of the world's most aggressive programs to confront climate change and invite another major confrontation with California.

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EPA moves fast on mpg regs as inauguration draws near

Published: 
Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

Despite protests from the auto industry, the Environmental Protection Agency wants to keep strict gas mileage targets in place and is trying to fast-track those standards before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January.

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What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly?

Published: 
Mon, 07/13/2015 (All day)

A decade ago, drivers who wanted to go green had little choice beyond Toyota's Prius hybrid.

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:46am
Category: 
Energy

Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday.

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Obama Orders New Efficiency for Big Trucks

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:00pm
Category: 
Transportation

President Obama on Tuesday ordered the development of tough new fuel standards for the nation’s fleet of heavy-duty trucks as part of what aides say will be an increasingly muscular and unilateral campaign to tackle climate change through the use of the president’s executive power.