Latest EPA Automaker Reports Show Compliance with and Success of Standards

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, EPA released its annual reports on new passenger vehicles. One report (Trends) highlights the historical trend in fuel economy for cars and trucks over time, while the other report (Compliance) discusses the progress of manufacturers towards...
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Priorities are the Same as Always—Protecting Profits Instead of People

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By Remington Gregg, Public Citizen U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue gave his “State of the American Business” address yesterday, signaling that the trade association and the nation’s largest lobby spender couldn’t be happier about benefits that were handed out to Big Business...
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New EPA Data: Cars Getting Better Mileage, Cleaner

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council EPA’s latest annual assessment of new automobile fuel economy, the “Fuel Economy Trends” report, shows that automakers have made great progress building fuel-efficient vehicles from when standards were tightened in the 1970s and early 1980s...
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Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Answer Coal Boss’ Wish List

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By Grant Smith, Environmental Working Group This week, federal regulators rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to require the use of electricity from failing coal and nuclear plants, even when cheaper sources are available. The scheme was widely seen as the idea of Robert E. Murray, CEO...
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On Net Neutrality, Thune Can’t Read the Writing on the Wall… or in His Local Newspaper

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By Timothy Karr, Free Press Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune told Politico on Wednesday that the average voter isn’t likely to be swayed by the fight to restore Net Neutrality protections. “I think [Democrats] see it as a really hot political issue [that] gets their base kind of...
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A Government Agency Just Killed the Trump Administration’s Coal Bailout Scheme

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By Kim Smaczniak, Earthjustice This week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a Department of Energy proposal that blatantly propped up aging coal and nuclear plants. But while FERC’s decision is the end of the road for this Trump administration-backed bailout, it is not the end of...
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