Industry must accept r&d cost for cleaner air, then charge for itMon, 20, Feb 2017
Listening to the recent rhetoric from the Detroit 3, you'd think the auto industry had been bleeding red ink since striking the CAFE agreement with the Obama administration, sitting on acres of unsalable wind-powered golf carts and handing out pink slips by the millions.
Carmakers' plea for fuel economy review sets stage for showdownThu, 16, Feb 2017
Automakers enjoying lucrative sales of trucks and SUVs are hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his vows to deregulate. Environmental groups are saying fuel efficiency standards won’t be watered down without a legal challenge.
Carmakers can't be fooled by gas pricesMon, 13, Feb 2017
Automotive News was correct in calling out the Detroit 3 in its editorial in the Feb. 6 issue ("Detroit 3 should skip scare tactics in CAFE debate") for using scare tactics and squishy jobs research when lobbying the president on fuel economy standards.
Fields' CAFE claim comes with an asteriskMon, 06, Feb 2017
Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields asked President Donald Trump last month for relief on strict Obama-era fuel economy mandates, claiming “various studies” say 1 million jobs are at risk if the regulations aren't relaxed. But independent industry analysts and environmental groups argue that figure is unrealistic and that Fields cherry-picked a worst-case scenario from a dubious report.
Detroit 3 should skip scare tactics in CAFE debateMon, 06, Feb 2017
EPA nominee Pruitt to review vehicle emissions rulesWed, 18, Jan 2017
EPA locks in 2025 fuel efficiency rulesFri, 13, Jan 2017
EPA chief Gina McCarthy finalized a determination that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be locked in through 2025, a bid to maintain a key part of his administration's climate legacy.
Automakers get a break on CAFE penaltiesWed, 21, Dec 2016
Federal regulators offered the auto industry some relief today on two key areas of the U.S. government's light-vehicle fuel economy program that had sparked new tensions between the administration and the industry.
Global automaker group seeks to block EPA from finalizing mpg rulesWed, 07, Dec 2016
Trade groups representing nearly all automakers in the U.S. market have now asked the EPA to refrain from finalizing a rule to slash tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions through 2025 until after President Barack Obama leaves office.
Trump picks foe of Obama climate agenda to run 'out-of-control' EPAThu, 08, Dec 2016
President-elect Donald Trump officially announced his intent to tap Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, saying Pruitt will “reverse” the agency's “out-of-control anti-energy agenda.”
Alliance moves to block EPA from finalizing mpg rulesMon, 05, Dec 2016
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers late Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution that would bar the Obama administration from finalizing mpg rules before it leaves office next month. The EPA under law had to decide by April 2018 whether to modify the 2022-2025 model year vehicle emission rules requiring average fleet-wide efficiency of more than 50 miles per gallon.
EPA stands by 2025 emissions standardsWed, 30, Nov 2016
The EPA proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year, a quicker-than-expected move that shocked auto industry officials and set up a major fight between the industry and regulators.