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Department of Transportation Announces EV Charging Station Program

November 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) posted a request for comments today in the Federal Register related to the new electric vehicle (EV) charging station program. This program, which was authorized by H.R. 3684, the bipartisan infrastructure plan, will distribute money through discretionary grants for electric vehicle charging stations throughout…

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Supreme Court Rejects Volkswagen Appeals on Potential Emissions Cheating Liability

November 15, 2021

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from automaker Volkswagen related to their potential emissions cheating scandal. This means that the case will go back to lower courts to determine whether or not Volkswagen is liable, and to what extent they will be held responsible. Volkswagen made…

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Federal Court Blocks President Biden’s Vaccination Mandate

November 9, 2021

A Louisiana federal appeals court has blocked the mandate issued by President Joe Biden that would require companies with 100 or more employees to either verify that their employees are vaccinated or require them to wear face masks and submit to weekly COVID-19 tests. The panel of judges stated that…

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Legislation Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

May 6, 2021

Congressman Levin (D-Mich) introduced a bill, the Electric Vehicles Freedom Act, that would establish a nationwide network of public electric vehicle charging stations. This legislation is part of a larger push toward electrifying the transportation sector as part of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which was released earlier this year.…

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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Hearing on Electric Vehicles

May 5, 2021

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee held a hearing today on “The Clean Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the Transportation Sector”. The committee members heard testimony from:   Amol Phadke, M.S., Ph.D, Staff Scientist and Deputy Department Head, International Energy Analysis Department Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  …

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NHTSA Proposes Reinstating California Emissions Authority

April 22, 2021

The National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing restoring California and other state’s ability to set more stringent limits on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle tailpipes. California has a waiver under the Clean Air Act that gives the state special regulatory authority in environmental issues. However, the Trump administration…

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