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Ozone Pollution Continues to Decline Under President Trump, EPA Proposes to Retain Existing NAAQS for Ozone The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced “its proposal to retain, without changes, the existing, more stringent 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. This proposal comes after careful review and consideration of the most current available…

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U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Releases Global Warming Plan The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released an extensive plan to help curb global warming, with an ambitious goal of reducing human-caused greenhouse gas net emissions to zero by 2050, beyond which the U.S. would become a net absorber of CO2…

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CA State Regulators Approve Sales Mandate for Electric Trucks California State Regulators approved a new rule that would mandate truck manufacturers increase the amount of electric trucks they sell in the state through 2035. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Advanced Clean Truck rule is part of the states’ effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)…

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Trump Administration Sued Over Auto Emissions Rollback Rule Today, California and 22 other states and jurisdictions sued the Trump Administration over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) final rule, The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. Per California Attorney…

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EPA Proposes to Retain NAAQS for Particulate Matter The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposal to retain, without changes, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) including both fine particles (PM2.5) and coarse particles (PM10). Per the EPA, this proposal comes after careful review and consideration of the most current…

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U.S. House Committee Advances Electric Vehicle Bill The U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy advanced H.R. 5545, the New Opportunities to Expand Healthy Air Using Sustainable Transportation (NO EXHAUST) Act of 2020. The legislation was introduced by Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) two days ago. The bill would authorize: $2 billion per year from fiscal year 2021…

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