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OSHA COVID-19 Guidance

June 8, 2020

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to provide guidance to assist employees and employers with maintaining safe and healthy working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.  This guidance will be particularly useful as states continue to re-open.  We have collected below a list of existing documents,…

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IIHS Study Finds AVs Might Not Prevent All Crashes

June 5, 2020

A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that autonomous vehicles (AVs) would struggle to eliminate most crashes. Per IIHS, “Conventional thinking has it that self-driving vehicles could one day make crashes a thing of the past. The reality is not that simple. According to…

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Trump Signs PPP Flexibility Act Into Law

June 5, 2020

President Trump just signed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act, into law. The bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) and Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week on a 417-1 vote. The U.S. Senate passed the bill this week. The…

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Minnesota Auto Dealers Sue Over Clean Cars Rule

January 8, 2021

The Minnesota Auto Dealers filed a suit against the state of Minnesota today in federal court. The lawsuit is an effort to stop the state from adopting harsher clean car standards set by the state of California. The auto dealers argue that the new standards would raise costs for consumers…

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EPA Finalizes Particulate Matter NAAQS

December 8, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today at a press conference the final decision by the EPA to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). These standards were set by the Obama-Biden Administration to limit harmful emissions and improve…

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New Lobby Group Sets Goal of All Electric Vehicle Sales by 2030

November 18, 2020

This week, the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) announced their organizational goal of 100 percent electric vehicle sales by the end of the decade. ZETA is a coalition of 28 businesses across the United States, including utility groups like Pacific Gas and Electric, automobile industry stakeholders such as Tesla and…

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