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    How EPA's new fuel economy label would grade current cars

    EPA Fuel Economy Sample Grades – Click above to view entire list
    Twenty years ago, the federal government made it mandatory for most food products to carry nutrition information based on a 2,000 calorie diet in the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Information Act. In doing so, the feds ...

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    Mahindra diesel pickups finally get EPA certification

    Mahindra Pik-Up - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At long last, Mahindra can get in the business of actually selling its Pik-Ups instead of waiting for the EPA and fighting with its dealers. reports that the little Indian truck has finally received EPA certification, ...

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    EPA still not settled on MPG labels for plug-ins, Volt unlikely to get 230 mpg

    Last week at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, we spoke with Dr. Pete Savagian of General Motors about what the Chevrolet Volt's fuel economy sticker would look like. Last summer former GM CEO Fritz Henderson made a big splash when he announced that the Volt was ...

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    New Federal CAFE standards officially released, 34.1 mpg by 2016

    We knew it was coming. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency jointly released new federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) fuel mileage and greenhouse gas emissions requirements that will cover the 2012 through 2016 model years. The ...

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    Report: EPA draws up strict new smog regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency has asked the U.S. government to enact strict new smog regulations for ground-level ozone that the agency says negatively effects the health of millions of Americans. The request to cut ground-level ozone levels to .006 to .007 parts per million comes less than ...

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    Ford claims biggest five-year fuel economy improvement among major automakers

    Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency, Ford has scored the biggest improvement in combined fuel economy of any major carmaker over the last five years. Between 2005 and 2009, Ford improved its fleet ...

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    Feds punt on E15 waiver decision, want to test ethanol's effect on more cars

    There is some ethanol in almost all of the gasoline sold in the U.S. Usually, this amount is no more than 10 percent of the total and, if it's more than that, it jumps all the way to 85 percent and is sold as E85. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to come down on one side or ...

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    Feds release 2010 Fuel Economy Guide, Prius still most miserly

    2010 Toyota Prius - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Quick – what's the most fuel efficient car currently for sale in America? Did you guess the Toyota Prius? If so, give yourself a cookie, you're right. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the 2010 version of ...

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    C/D drills down to find out what goes into EPA fuel economy ratings

    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever wonder what actually goes into determining the rated fuel economy of a new car or truck? Anyone with a vehicle that's failed to live up to its EPA estimated figures would surely fit into that camp – especially if the car ...

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    Obama trying to give biofuels a bump

    Currently, the United States isn't producing enough biofuels to satisfy the requirements set out by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and President Obama's administration is planning to do something about it. On Tuesday, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a new ...

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    Could gravel roads cause lung cancer? North Dakota scientists think it might...

    According to the Associated Press, certain gravel roads in western North Dakota use erionite, a mineral that is mined in the Killdeer mountains. Erionite forms wool-like fribrous masses among rock formations and has properties similar to asbestos. Scientists suspect that, like asbestos, erionite ...

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    REPORT: EPA declares greenhouse gases a public danger, may be preamble to new emissions laws

    According to the Detroit News, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken a likely step towards stricter emissions standards, as it has asked the White House Office of Management and Budget to declare greenhouse gas a public danger. California, along with several other states, is looking to ...

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    EPA seeks armistice in horsepower wars

    Margo Oge, EPA director-office of transportation and air quality, has made a plea to the auto industry to end the current horsepower wars that have produced such vehicles as the 620-hp Corvette ZR1. Instead, she hopes the industry, specifically domestic automakers, will start a new war, a green ...

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    Senate working to force EPA to grant California a waiver

    Senator Barbara Boxer said regarding the EPA's denial of California's waiver request: "Administrator Johnson's decision to deny the waiver was not supported by the facts, by the law, by the science, or by precedent. I will use every available tool to ensure that California and the nation are able ...

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    Supreme court says EPA can regulate greenhouse gases

    Admittedly, we're a little late to the party on this one, but thankfully, our greener sibling site was on top of things when the Supreme Court made an important ruling yesterday regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement of the Clean Air Act.The ruling revolves around the ...

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    Biodiesel advocate Willie Nelson honored by EPA

    Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored singer Willie Nelson for his work in promoting biodiesel. Nelson, who first heard of the blended vegetable and petroleum diesel from his wife two years ago, has since traveled across the U.S. to become arguably the alternative ...

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    EPA going soft on automakers?

    Environmental groups will no doubt be disappointed to hear that the new clean air regulations imposed upon automakers by the Environmental Protection Agency will cost companies less than $1 per vehicle. The new regulations mostly address pollutants that come from exhaust tail pipes, ...


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