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What Happened To Motor Trend's Story On The SEMA VS. EPA Debacle? 

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Motor Trend, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dodge, wasn’t the only publication to weigh in on SEMA’s wild-but-plausible allegations against the Environmental Protection Agency’s “clarifying” that it can regulate track car emissions. We covered it, lots of outlets covered it, so did they. Show More Summary

EPA Proposes Banning Street Car to Race Car Conversions

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

On Feb 8th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a regulation that would prohibit the conversion of street cars into race cars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain aftermarket products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposal was included within a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel […]

The Climate Post: Supreme Court Suspends Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from the existing fleet of fossil fuel-fired power plants on Tuesday. The court, in a 5-4 decision...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Places Earth's Climate on Death Row

The U.S. Supreme Court made a terrible mistake this week, by stopping the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired power plants. Because the global climate accord reached in Paris this past December is fragile, the Supreme Court ruling is akin to placing the planet's climate on death row. Show More Summary

Cummins Expands Marine Tier 3 Product Line

Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel engines and generator sets for the marine industry, has launched a new Onan marine U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3-certified generator,

"EPA’s Clean Power Plan Blocked by Supreme Court"

RFF on the issues: On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court granted a stay blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from requiring states to submit plans for major reductions in carbon emissions from electric power plants. The stay marks a setback for President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon...

EPA: Race cars have always required factory emissions equipment; SEMA: shenanigans

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

Photos by the author. In response to an outcry over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to require intact factory emission control devices on racecars, the EPA maintained that has always been the rule, prompting the automotive aftermarket to call foul and take action to block the proposal. Included in a 629-page EPA/NHTSA proposal to regulate […]

EPA Losses Shed Light on Supreme Court’s Blocking of Carbon Rule

Recent Supreme Court rulings against the Environmental Protection Agency may provide some understanding of the justices’ rare move Tuesday to temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s carbon emissions initiative while it is litigated in the courts.

House backs bill to require EPA notification in lead cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved legislation to clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to notify the public about danger from lead in their drinking water — the first action by Congress to respond to...Show More Summary

EPA Finds Unreliable USGS Studies “Sufficient for their Intended Uses”

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has denied the Pavement Coatings Technology Council’s (PCTC) Request for Correction (RFC) of information nearly two years after PCTC submitted an appeal under the EPA’s Information Quality Guidelines (IQGs). Show More Summary

Proposed Changes to Long Island Sound Dredged Material Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend its 2005 rule that designated the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites.

Supreme Court freezes Obama’s plan to cut CO2 emissions

The Supreme Court has voted to temporarily freeze a key part of President Barack Obama’s plan’s for slowing climate change. In a 5-4 decision handed down Tuesday, the court surprised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other...Show More Summary

Obama’s Climate Legacy Is in the Supreme Court’s Hands

The Supreme Court has turned up the heat on President Barack Obama’s landmark plan to curb climate change. In a decision legal analysts are calling extraordinary, five justices temporarily halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s...Show More Summary

US Supreme Court Halts Obama Administration's Carbon Emissions Plan

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Flint Is Still a Disaster, But Obama Just Proposed a Giant Cut to Water Funding

President Obama has called Flint, Michigan's water crisis "inexplicable and inexcusable." But his administration's proposed 2017 budget, released today, cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's water infrastructure funding by roughly...Show More Summary

The EPA's Crackdown On Race Cars, Explained

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Will a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency really hinder your plans to turn your daily driver into a badass track-only machine? It will, officials from aftermarket trade association SEMA and the EPA itself confirmed to Jalopnik today. Here’s what all of this means. Read more...

EPA Emissions Controls Regulation Could Be Disastrous To Racing

Buried in an Environmental Protection Agency document from last summer but just coming to light now, the EPA is proposing to make it illegal to remove emissions controls from road-going cars for the purpose of turning them into race cars. The proposal would also make it illegal for aftermarket companies to sell certain parts for use in race cars...

All The Contradictions And Confusion We Found In The Possible EPA Track Car Ban

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If an alarming press release from the aftermarket barons at SEMA is to be believed, our days turning street cars into race-build track cars are numbered, thanks to a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. Naturally, we are skeptical, because despite what SEMA says, it’s not exactly clear yet what’s happening here. Read more...

Is The EPA Trying To Ban The Conversion Of Street Cars Into Race Cars?

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

How far would the Environmental Protection Agency go to cut greenhouse emissions on vehicles? According to SEMA, the trade association that represents the automobile aftermarket industry, the EPA is working to ban the conversion of street cars into competition-focused racing vehicles. Read more...

Huge Move By 26 States to Strip Obama’s Power Inside Their Borders

More than half the states have requested relief from an Environmental Protection Agency order requiring them to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent, and for good reason. It’s

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