EPA vs California – The showdown looms ever closer

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It has been on the radar for some time now, and as recently as last week I was giving a heads up that this was coming. The EPA has now finally announced that they are rolling back the existing emissions regulations. It’s a proposal, and not a done deal. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking The formal … Read moreEPA vs California – The showdown looms ever closer

EPA to attack California’s Auto emissions standards

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Despite a change in leadership at the top of the EPA the fight to rollback Californian auto emissions is still game-on. Bloomberg reports on 23rd July … Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power … As part of the effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose revoking the Clean Air Act waiver granted … Read moreEPA to attack California’s Auto emissions standards

Judge Orders Scott Pruitt to produce scientific evidence for his claims

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Scott Pruitt is in a bit of hot water (again), but this is no surprise. As an utterly incompetent Trump appointee, “Hot water” is more or less his place of permanent abode. Scientific American put out an article on 5th June which reports that the … EPA must produce the opposing body of science Administrator … Read moreJudge Orders Scott Pruitt to produce scientific evidence for his claims

17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback

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Not too long ago I was writing about the possibility of the EPA rolling back of emission standards. At that time state leaders were confident that if it did happen then they would take appropriate legal action, and expressed confidence that they would win. The latest update is that this drama is now unfolding. The … Read more17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback

Scott Pruitt: EPA to value profits over lives

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If you have ever wondered what the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency actually is, then perhaps I should point out that the name is an ever so subtle hint. Permit me to decrypt it for you. The first word clearly points to it being something to do with to the environment and then the … Read moreScott Pruitt: EPA to value profits over lives

EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets – Yikes! – #Climate

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This might or might not happen, or might happen but be watered down. The LA Times reports it as follows … EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets that are key to curbing global warming — setting up clash with California The Trump administration is poised to abandon America’s pioneering fuel economy targets for cars … Read moreEPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets – Yikes! – #Climate