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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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Scott Pruitt and Jim Hackett are on the same wavelength

The hot topic this past week was Ford's revelation that it plans to jettison traditional passenger cars — Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus — in the U.S. to concentrate on bread-and-butter trucks and crossover/SUVs. Every post we've had on the topic has generated a ton of comments from readers, most of whom seem to think it's a bad idea. If you've got an opinion, chime in below.

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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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Trump administration is nearing a decision on lowering CAFE standards

General Motors chairman and chief executive Mary Barra met on Tuesday with U.S. regulatory chiefs, as the Trump administration approaches a deadline for deciding whether to lower landmark fuel efficiency standards through 2025.

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"Here's the president's message: The war on coal is over."

"Here's the president's message: The war on coal is over."

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Pruitt said the agency must take an aggressive stance to deter cheating by automakers.

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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.

Claim is at odds with scientists, including the agency he oversees.

Pruitt's statement is at odds with scientific consensus.

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Billionaire buddy Carl Icahn likes this new atitude.

"A black cesspool of trading if there ever was one."

He's worked with fossil fuel companies and is currently suing the EPA.

Whatever happened to Myron Ebell?