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Department of Transportation Releases Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

January 12, 2021

The Department of Transportation (DOT) released today a comprehensive plan for autonomous vehicles. This document builds on previous work from DOT to regulate autonomous vehicle production and is organized into three main goals: promote collaboration and transparency, modernize the regulatory environment, and prepare the transportation system.   To read the…

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PPP Second Round Opens January 11

January 8, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this morning that the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending is set to open the week of January 11. The second round of PPP loans will be available to small businesses with less than 300 employees who have experienced a 25% reduction…

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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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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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