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CA Governor Announces Stay at Home Order

March 20, 2020

UPDATE: Last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a stay at home order throughout the state of California except for essential needs as part of the states COVID19 response. “The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the…

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Updated List of States Approved for SBA Disaster Relief

March 20, 2020

UPDATE: States approved for U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans to date are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,…

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NHTSA Issues NPRM for Occupant Protection for Automated Driving Systems

March 18, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on occupant protection for automated driving systems. Per NHTSA, the proposal aims “to modernize numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems…

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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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