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U.S. Drove 13 Percent Fewer Miles in 2020

February 25, 2021

According to new preliminary estimates by the Federal Highway Administration, Americans drove 13 percent fewer miles in 2020 than in 2019. In urban areas, miles driven dropped by 14.1 percent, and there was an 11 percent drop in rural areas. In total, Americans drove 3.3 trillion miles in 2019 and…

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Biden Administration Announces Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

February 22, 2021

This morning, President Biden announced tweaks to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that are intended to focus loans to the smallest businesses that may have been left behind in previous iterations of the program. The most significant of these changes is a 14-day period beginning Wednesday, February 24 when only…

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House Small Business Committee Proposes Increase in PPP Funds

February 10, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee released their economic stimulus plan proposal this week. Included in the plan is increased eligibility for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Additionally, the proposal allocates an additional $7.25 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, elevating the total…

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Automakers Withdrawal from California Emissions Litigation

February 2, 2021

The Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation (CSAR), a coalition of automakers including Toyota Motor Corp., Fiat Chrysler, and Hyundai, announced this morning their withdrawal from an emissions lawsuit between California and the federal government. The group of automakers have been defending the federal government in their petition to revoke California’s…

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Analysis: Electric Vehicle Adoption

January 28, 2021

The Biden administration has made it clear that environmental reform and fighting climate change will be a top policy issue for the next four years. A central tenet of new environmental policy is likely to be a push for electric and zero-emission vehicles. Read an analysis of electric vehicle adoption…

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President Biden Signs Executive Order on the Climate Crisis

January 27, 2021

President Biden signed today an “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad”. This executive order is the first step in the Biden administration’s sweeping plans for environmental reform over the next four years. In the order, President Biden reiterates his goal of for a carbon-free electricity…

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