Feds increasingly becoming odd man out on fuel economy.
'We never were told precisely what was wrong with any of those proposals'
Automakers don't want it, panel notes, but White House rejects their compromise.
Letter urges him to give up the idea of freezing fuel economy standards.
Compromise plan will likely require small annual gains in mileage.
This involves catalytic converters, and more cars may be implicated.
Not to mention the 20 other states who are backing California in the fight
Ultimately only one Republican defected from a party-line vote.
Several other Republican senators might also vote against confirming him.
Looks like the fuel-efficiency fight is headed to court.
Part of its drive to have net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050.
New models can't get EPA-certified.
Wildfires, floods and smog drive home the risk to 'the things that we all hold dear'
Can't California and Washington just split the difference and get on with it, one exec asks?
From Congress to Facebook ads, Marathon Petroleum used every trick.
Air quality board says automakers must still meet Obama standards.