Challenge to EPA’s fuel economy rollback can move ahead, court says

(credit: Getty Images) Earlier this week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that it wouldn’t immediately dismiss a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that was brought by a handful of states and green groups over the EPA’s vehicle fuel economy rollback. In April, the EPA’s former Administrator Scott […]

GM wants alternative to fuel economy standards from Obama, rollback from Trump

Here’s an official Bolt press picture from Chevy. On Friday, General Motors wrote to the Trump Administration in support of a national zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program, which would require seven percent of automakers’ sales to be zero-emissions by 2021. That percentage would increase by two percent per year until reaching 25 percent in 2030. The […]

California Preps Formal Response in Gas War, Calls MPG Rollback ‘Unlawful’

California and 18 other states plan to formally vent their grievances over the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels on Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have called for public comments on the matter, with the deadline taking place at the end of this week. […]

California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency Air quality board says automakers must still meet Obama standards. Continue reading California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:00:00 EDT. Please see our […]

Let’s Not Forget Where the Fuel Economy Rollback Leaves Oil Companies

The Trump administration’s ongoing endeavor to replace existing fuel economy mandates with something easier on automakers is a hot topic, but the issue has more angles than a rhombicosidodecahedron. One that took a backseat during much of our coverage is where the oil industry fits into all of this. We figured it was pretty obvious because, […]

A rare bipartisan moment allows a timid rollback of banking regulation

REPUBLICANS in the House of Representatives had hoped to cut a swathe through the Dodd-Frank act, a titanic set of financial regulations passed in 2010 in the wake of the 2007-09 crisis. The “Financial Choice Act”, drafted last year, would have lessened bureaucratic oversight and relied more on stiff capital requirements. Responsibilities and penalties would […]

The Dodd-Frank rollback frees up regional banks for a big opportunity

Win McNamee/Getty Images Congress just rolled back key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, the major piece of legislation that aims to prevent another financial crisis.  This could mean an opportunity for mergers and acquisitions within the regional banking space.  Congress just rolled back parts of the Dodd-Frank Act, and that could mean much more for […]

Utilities, Tesla appeal federal rollback of auto emissions standards

Enlarge / Charging at night. (credit: Jordan Golson) A coalition of utilities and electric vehicle makers, including Tesla, filed a petition with a US Federal Appeals Court to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its recent work to roll back auto emissions standards. In April, the EPA said that it would relax greenhouse […]

Obamacare sign-ups break record amid rollback efforts

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 05:10 The number of people who signed up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) shot up by 79 percent within days of the federal website opening, compared with the same period last year, USA Today reported. “It’s the biggest start to open enrollment ever,” said Lori Lodes, an Obama […]