White House weighs big cuts to mpg rulesFeb. 10, 2018
The Trump administration is looking at ways to reduce future fuel economy standards for automobiles in a move to appease carmakers, who have asked to ease future targets put in place under President Obama.
California gears up for Trump battle on car-emissions rulesFeb. 3, 2018
California is prepared to fight back if the Trump administration tries to take away its right to stay tough on emissions, according to the state's top clean-air regulator.
U.S. seeks major fines, recalls to settle FCA emissions suitFeb. 2, 2018
The Justice Department has offered to settle a lawsuit over diesel emissions violations against Fiat Chrysler if the carmaker recalls 104,000 vehicles and pays a substantial civil penalty.
EPA official says fuel economy review will be data-drivenJan. 25, 2018
The federal government's re-examination of fuel economy standards will be strictly based on scientific data gathering and analysis, an EPA official said.
U.S. appeals court decertifies class action in Hyundai-Kia fuel economy settlementJan. 23, 2018
A federal appeals court overturned a lower court's decision to grant class certification to car owners who settled with Hyundai and its Kia affiliate over the fuel efficiency of their vehicles.
Government shutdown would curtail auto regulators, but not NAFTA talksJan. 19, 2018
The federal government shutdown could have a broad impact on automotive regulatory activities, but next week's NAFTA talks are expected to continue as scheduled.
U.S., California regulators meet to weigh mpg rulesJan. 8, 2018
Federal officials held talks with California's Air Resources Board to discuss maintaining one set of national requirements for automakers -- a move that will determine the fate of emissions rules.
EPA a fan of Toyota's leannessDec. 18
The Environmental Protection Agency could hire Toyota Motor North America's non-profit consulting arm to help improve administrative efficiency, but public interest groups say the arrangement poses a conflict of interest because the automaker is a regulated entity.
Why is this catalytic converter supplier smiling?Nov. 20
Tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations will require new engine designs, and more work for the company.
Coercion is not the American wayOct. 30
Regarding “Industry should speak up against Pruitt,” Oct. 16: Does Krishnan M. Anantharaman forget that many of the things Scott Pruitt is undoing were implemented during the Obama administration improperly and, in some cases, illegally.
Ford, VW pressured by green groups to defend CAFE standardsOct. 25
A coalition of environmental groups launched a campaign to persuade automakers -- Ford and VW in particular -- to live by their commitments for meeting emissions and fuel economy targets.
Senate panel advances nominee for EPA air officeOct. 25
A Senate committee approved Bill Wehrum, by a narrow party-line vote, to be assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Air and Regulation.