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Wind farms came online this month, with more to come

Wind farms came online this month, with more to come.

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Compromise to Trump freeze would raise standards 2 percent annually

Compromise to Trump freeze would raise standards 2 percent annually.

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By their calculations, plan would cost more in lives, money, lost jobs

By their calculations, plan would cost more in lives, money, lost jobs.

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California, 18 other states and D.C. are suing

California, 18 other states and D.C. are suing

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But automakers say they ‘support continued improvements in fuel economy’

But EPA chief would be open to a deal between California, automakers.

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Follows a court decision blocking the EPA's plan to stop enforcing rules

Follows a court decision blocking the EPA's decision to stop enforcing rules.

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It could increase U.S. oil consumption by 500,000 barrels per day

It could increase U.S. oil consumption by 500,000 barrels per day.

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Though 25 percent cheaper, they're 450 times dirtier

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Under fire for ethics scandal, Pruitt calls it quits

Under fire for ethics scandal, Pruitt calls it quits.

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The rule lacks 'a public process for soliciting input from the scientific community'

The rule lacks 'a public process for soliciting input from the scientific community'

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But automakers oppose freeze, want U.S. to work with California

California wouldn't be able to set stricter standards.

They oppose planned mpg freeze, want feds and California to make nice

U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting 10 major automakers at the White House on Friday to discuss the fate of landmark fuel efficiency standards and a looming confrontation with California and other major states.

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They want negotiations with states to keep increasing standards

Major automakers are telling the Trump administration they want to reach an agreement with California to avoid a legal battle over fuel efficiency standards, and they support continued increases in mileage standards through 2025.

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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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California and other states aren't going to go for that

The Trump administration is likely to propose freezing fuel economy standards from 2020 through 2026, according to three people briefed on the matter, a move likely to spark a fight with California and other states backing tougher vehicle emissions rules.

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Watchdog sounds off on Pruitt's cone of silence

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it approved a $43,000 soundproof phone booth last year for the office of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt, a congressional watchdog unit said on Monday.

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11 AGs and 50 mayors tell EPA chief Scott Pruitt to back off

Nearly a dozen U.S. states and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday promised to defend federal automobile efficiency standards against a rollback proposed this week by Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Remember: EPA stands for Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient in a win for car and oil companies and the latest move by the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations.

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Scott Pruitt will declare the rules 'not appropriate' but won't announce replacement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to use a Virginia car dealership on Tuesday as the setting to tout its rejection of the Obama administration's landmark vehicle fuel efficiency rules, a move that could put automakers in the middle of a battle between the Trump administration and California. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to sign a declaration by Sunday that the Obama administration's vehicle efficiency rules for 2022 through 2025 are "not appropriate" and must be revise

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Meanwhile EPA ruling on overall CAFE standards is expected Friday

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said late on Tuesday it was proposing to cancel a planned hike in higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.

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