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President Biden Releases FY23 Budget Proposal

March 28, 2022

President Biden released his $5.8 trillion budget proposal today for FY 2023. The budget includes $105 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation, funding important agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA). The U.S. Department of Transportation Budget proposal includes provisions for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure…

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John Deere Announces Expanded Access to Independent and Self-Repair Resources

March 22, 2022

This week, John Deere announced intentions to expand access to self-repair resources for consumers and independent repair shops. Earlier this month, two federal lawsuits were filed against the agriculture equipment manufacturer alleging that the company was engaging in unfair competitive practices by restricting the access of consumers and independent repair…

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EPA Restores California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Waiver

March 11, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored the waiver allowing California the authority to enforce more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) restrictions. This waiver was previously revoked under the Trump administration. This waiver also allows other states to follow in California’s lead and enforce stricter GHG emissions restrictions in their states…

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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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