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Automakers Beat Fuel Economy, GHG Emissions Standards, EPA Says

Cars achieved record-high fuel economy while outperforming greenhouse gas emission standards last year, according to EPA data, even as low gas prices make it more difficult to sell more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Feds Praise Automakers’ GHG Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Progress

Yesterday federal agencies launched a mid-term review of the Obama administration’s emissions and fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks — standards that aim to double these vehicles’ fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon and cut GHG emissions in half by 2025. The Obama administration says this … Read more »

Manufacturers to EPA: Chemicals Can’t Be Included in New Rule

Automakers, aircraft manufacturers, chemical companies and other manufacturers have told the EPA that widely used chemicals — nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates — can’t be included in a proposed significant new use rule, Bloomberg reports. “Many of the NP and NPE Chemical Abstracts Service numbers listed in the proposed SNUR are … Read more »

Auto Industry Initiative to Reduce Toxic Runoff

The EPA, the automotive industry and states have signed an agreement to reduce the use of copper and other materials in motor vehicle brake pads. The Copper-Free Brake Initiative calls for cutting copper in brake pads to less than 5 percent by 2021 and 0.5 percent by 2025. This voluntary … Read more »