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    Recalls: BMW recalling 24,000 vehicles over emissions problem

    BMW wants to take another look at over 24,000 vehicles it's sold in the United States. No, this isn't just to check out how they're holding up in the real world, it's to make sure the smoke coming out of the tailpipe is clean enough. BMW is recalling a total of 24,340 vehicles from the 2009-2011 ...

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    Report: California low-carbon fuel regulation ruled unconstitutional by judge

    Federal judge Lawrence J. O'Neill of the U.S. District Court in Fresno has stopped implementation of a California law that favors fuel producers with lower greenhouse gas emissions as part of the production process. The New York Times reports the judge has ruled that the regulation is an ...

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    Report: Automakers struggle to find balance between CA policymakers and state's buyers

    It's a classic dichotomy – automakers need to build both the kinds of cars consumer want to buy and also the kinds of cars the policymakers tell them they have to build. And oftentimes, these two segments don't exactly meet in the middle. Such is seemingly the case in California, where the ...

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    Report: California scraps 'Cool Cars' legislation, automakers, law enforcement cheer

    California's controversial "cool cars" guidelines have been laid to rest. According to a report from The Detroit News, the ill supported legislation is no more and automakers can rejoice. The pressure was too much for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to handle any longer, and automakers, ...

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    REPORT: President Obama to give states right to set own emissions/fuel economy standards

    UPDATE: For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that there will be two emissions standards that states can choose - CA and Federal - not the "potentially fifty" that some worry about. Brace yourselves for a mess. The New York Times is reporting that the Obama administration intends to allow ...

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    California pushing new administration for its own stricter emissions standards

    Welcome, President Obama. The Governator and the California Air Resources Board would like you to immediately allow California, and its toady hangers-on like Massachusetts, to set their own emissions standards. The Bush Administration denied the waiver that would have allowed CARB to set a goal of ...

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    Showdown between Arnie and the Automakers set for Thursday

    This Thursday has been is the date for a big meeting between the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) that represents General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler LLC, Toyota Motor Co., BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler-Benz, Mazda and Nissan ...

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    Honda turning to plasma to beat diesel emissions

    In an effort to meet pollution regulations in the United States, Honda Motor Company is breaking out a plasma reactor to curb emissions in its diesel engines. According to Bloomberg News, Honda has reportedly patented a new method to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by pushing exhaust fumes through ...

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    Nissan Altima Hybrid? Only if you live in one of eight states

    Nissan's first hybrid, the forthcoming 2007 Altima HEV will only be sold in eight states. To put a geographical point on it, the Japanese automaker will sell the eco-friendly sedan in the Northeast and California:  New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine and New ...


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