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Ford, Automakers Call on Trump, EPA to Put the Breaks on Fuel Economy Rules

Ford, Automakers Call on Trump, EPA to Put the Breaks on Fuel Economy Rules

Ford and major other automakers are lobbying president-elect Donald Trump and the EPA to roll back emissions and fuel-efficiency standards, which the industry says are neither achievable nor cost-effective.

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 »

Environmental Executive Moves: Call2Recycle, Waste Management, Aquafor, ABB

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Call2Recycle: The battery stewardship organization has named Leo Raudys (pictured) vice president of program development. Raudys previously directed the environmental sustainability portfolio for Best Buy. Waste Management: The waste management and environmental services company has announced that Bill … Read more »

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Toyota, Mercedes Join DOE Hydrogen Partnership

Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan are members of the Energy Department’s newly launched public-private partnership focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support transportation energy options including fuel cell electric vehicles. The new partnership, H2USA, brings together automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers, and the hydrogen and fuel cell industries to coordinate research … Read more »