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Trump's reduced fuel economy rules sent to White House for final review

Automakers anticipate annual fuel efficiency increases of about 1.5%

New rules enacting President Donald Trump's reductions in fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles through 2026 moved closer to reality on Tuesday when U.S. agencies sent proposals to the White House for final review. After more than 17 months of discussion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted proposed rules for 2021 through 2026 model year fuel efficiency to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the agencie

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NYT reveals Big Oil's secret effort to roll back car emissions regulations

From Congress to Facebook ads, Marathon Petroleum used every trick

From Congress to Facebook ads, Marathon Petroleum used every trick.

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GM says it favors fuel-efficiency rules based on historic rates

This follows GM's call for U.S. to mandate some zero-emissions vehicles

This follows GM's call for U.S. to mandate some zero-emissions vehicles.

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GM’s Charlie Wilson was right: Stronger regulations can help U.S. automakers

GM calls on the feds to provide leadership, mandate zero emissions cars

GM calls on the feds to provide leadership by mandating zero emissions cars.

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Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards

Stand by for more meetings, but they hope to reach a common goal

Stand by for more meetings, but they hope to reach a common goal

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EPA staff disputed claim that freezing fuel economy would save lives

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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U.S. allies hit back at Trump administration's steel, aluminum tariffs

Chamber of Commerce says 2 million U.S. jobs are in jeopardy

WASHINGTON/PARIS — Canada and Mexico retaliated against the U.S. government's decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and the European Union had its own reprisals ready to go, reigniting investor fears of a global trade war. The tariffs, announced by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a telephone briefing on Thursday, ended months of uncertainty about potential exemptions and suggested a hardening of the Trump administration's approach to trade

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NHTSA proposes scrapping higher 'gas guzzler' penalties

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.

Why we can't have better headlights here in the U.S.

Outdated safety standards, lack of NHTSA leadership keep us in the dark

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Trump administration ready to act on CAFE mileage requirements

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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5 states sue Trump administration over delayed fuel-economy fines

We will hold the Trump administration accountable," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

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China own a Detroit automaker? Would the U.S. let that happen?

There's a national security facet to consider, and an administration taking a tough-on-China stance.

A sale to China might be in FCA's best interest, but it might not be in the United States' best interest.

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Coalition of 13 states challenge Trump on vehicle emission standards

"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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California defies Trump and moves forward on emissions rules

There goes the notion of a nationwide emissions standard in America.

"What were you thinking when you threw yourselves on the mercy of the Trump administration to solve your problems?" asked Mary Nichols, head of CARB.