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California and others say the EPA acted arbitrarily and capriciously

California and a group of 16 other states on Tuesday challenged the Trump administration's decision to revise strict U.S. vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency rules put in place under former President Barack Obama.

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‘Action cannot wait’: What the money buys

Lyft on Thursday announced a multimillion-dollar investment to counterbalance the pollution produced by its entire fleet of ride-sharing vehicles by immediately purchasing carbon offsets verified by a third party. The plan to become fully carbon-neutral, it says, makes Lyft one of the top voluntary purchasers of carbon offsets in the world.

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Daimler says it's fully cooperating with investigators.

"The documents available to Bild have obviously selectively been released in order to harm Daimler and its 290,000 employees," said a spokesperson for Daimler.

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And here's how NHTSA might justify a decision to lower mpg goals

The Trump administration might lower fuel economy targets as soon as 2021. Automakers desperately want concessions, spending $49 million on lobbying in 2017.

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The diesel's defeat devices made its exhaust much cleaner than out on the road.

The Beetle tested was outfitted with a defeat device, unbeknownst to the scientists.

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Technology often is more effective in testing than in real-world use

Technology often is more effective in testing than in real-world use.

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"There is no explanation why this software was in this vehicle."

"There is no explanation why this software was in this vehicle."

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"Cars of the BMW Group are not being manipulated and are in line with the applicable legal requirements," BMW said in a statement.

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State has set its own emissions standards since 1970

EPA head Scott Pruitt was thought to be eliminating California's emissions waiver, but the Golden State's right to set its own mandates remains in place.

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Marchionne says FCA did not intentionally "set up a defeat device that was even remotely similar to what (Volkswagen) had in their cars."

The report said the costs of renewable power will continue to fall.

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"If EPA acts to weaken or delay the current standards for model years 2022-25, like California, we intend to vigorously pursue appropriate legal remedies to block such action."

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The automaker denies any wrongdoing.

Audi has already issued a recall for the same issue.

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Trump has called global warming a hoax intended to weaken American industries.

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And the cheating saved VW 1.5 billion euros it would've had to spend to comply with regulations.

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The money will go to clean up existing gas engines and invest in future electric ones.

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Move comes after EPA helped uncover VW Dieselgate.

A 99 percent federal cut to the vehicle testing budget.

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