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Colorado Adopts ZEV Rule, Intensifying Fight On States’ Air Act Power

Colorado regulators have adopted a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) requirement in the state, paving the way for the state to join with California and nine other states that have already adopted such programs amid efforts to encourage greater adoption of fully electric and electrified models.

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White House Presses Automakers To Spurn California Vehicle Deal

The White House has been meeting with auto companies that have not joined the voluntary agreement California signed with four manufacturers over vehicle greenhouse gas standards, defending its deregulatory plan and prodding the companies not to join the deal, according to several sources familiar with the issue.

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White House Presses Automakers To Spurn California Vehicle Deal

The White House has been meeting with auto companies that have not joined the voluntary agreement California signed with four manufacturers over vehicle greenhouse gas standards, defending its deregulatory plan and prodding the companies not to join the deal, according to several sources familiar with the issue.

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House Democrats urge automakers to join California

Leaders of a sustainability coalition are joining with senators to increase pressure on 14 automakers to join California’s recent GHG deal with Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW.

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NRECA Bid To Replace UARG Could Preserve Novel Section 111 Claim

Efforts by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to replace the disbanded Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) in a suit over EPA’s landfill methane rules could preserve UARG’s novel claims on whether section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act allows EPA to strengthen existing standards.

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Environmentalists Join States Suing Over CPP Repeal In ACE Suit

Ten environmental groups have joined with states in suing EPA over its repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), charging that its replacement, the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, could have the perverse effect of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and conventional air pollution from coal-fired power plants in many states.

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DOJ Downplays Role of NHTSA Penalty Rule In Auto GHG Finding Fight

The Justice Department (DOJ) is urging a federal court to disregard states’ claims that language in a final National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule scaling back penalties for fuel economy exceedances proves EPA’s threshold decision to weaken vehicle greenhouse gas standards is final and ripe for suit.

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Environmentalists file new suit over CAFE penalty rollback

The new lawsuit comes just days after a group of states led by California and New York also asked the 2nd Circuit to review of NHTSA’s final rule.

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Trump praises Wheeler’s deregulatory efforts

“We have a man that knows how to break it up but he is also a great lover of the environment,” Trump said. “EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. He has done an incredible job.”

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As States Sue, They Warn ACE Rule Penalizes Existing GHG Programs

California and other states with market-based programs to cut power sector greenhouse gas emissions charge in a new suit that EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which replaces the broader Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), is unlawful under the Clean Air Act and penalizes states that try to work together to cut emissions.

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