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U.S. opens comment period for review of mpg rulesAug. 10
The federal government began seeking public comments for a review of tougher U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration. The review by the Department of Transportation and EPA is widely seen as a preamble to loosening fuel-economy standards, handing a victory to the auto industry.
U.S. to revisit penalties for fuel-economy shortfallsJuly 7
The Trump administration is considering easing steeper fines proposed by Obama-era regulators for automakers that don't meet tougher fuel economy standards, a move that would give a break largely to luxury brands like Jaguar, BMW and Porsche that have paid the highest penalties in the past.
13 states vow court fight if Trump rolls back mpg, emissions targetsJune 9
New York State's attorney general and those of 12 other states told the Trump administration in a letter Friday they would mount a vigorous court challenge to any effort to roll back light-vehicle emissions rules.
Automakers aim to strike deal with EPA, Calif. over 2025 emissions targetsApril 11
A trade group representing automakers hopes to reach a deal with California and the Trump administration over vehicle fuel efficiency standards. The White House plans to hold negotiations with car companies and California over the mpg rules.
First Shift: Musk teases Model 3 in tweetstormMarch 27
AutoNews Now: March toward higher mpg inevitable?March 24
Calif. upholds Obama emissions rules, setting up clash with EPA over mpg targetsMarch 24
California approved light-vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration has put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators over emissions rules that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers.
First Shift: Idled VW diesels take the fieldMarch 24
AutoNews Now: Ford expecting $1.4B profit dropMarch 23
With EPA victory comes new uncertaintyMarch 19
Automakers face a new wild card in the form of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, whose views on climate change and federal power challenge the foundations of the landmark deal they struck with the government in 2012.