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EPA To Propose New Rule To Clean Up Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

The Obama administration will unveil a proposal Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, a step that officials say will result in cleaner...

Car That Runs On Air Ready For 2016

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2013 | Green

We breathe it. Why not drive it? Peugeot Citroen this week introduced a car that runs on air. The car manufacturer said the vehicle should be avail...

Five Dirty Little Secrets Behind the U.S. New Vehicle Mileage Rules

Vera Pardee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Vera Pardee

How many single drivers pull up for lattes in all-terrain, heavy-duty SUVs made for eight people? Slick marketing may have made gas-guzzlers sexy, but the situation was exacerbated by years of mileage rules that favored SUVs and trucks, creating what's known as the SUV loophole.

Yes Virginia, There Is a P in EPA: Lisa Jackson, American Super Hero

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.27.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every super hero has a nemesis, and the EPA's Jackson has the 112th Congress under the leadership of John Boehner doing everything it can to stop progress toward fuel efficiency and clean energy.

Weekly Mulch: Off-shore drilling, auto emissions, mountaintop mining from Obama administration

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would open areas from Delaware to Florid...

Weekly Mulch: Murkowski Vs. the EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Mulch: Murkowski Vs. the EPABy Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger On Thursday afternoon, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) pulled out a rarely-use...

Superclunkers for Clunkers

Scott Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Page

Allowing people with superclunkers to trade up to clunkers would put children in safer cars, provide people with more dependable transportation, and reduce gas consumption.

Columbia Finds NYC Air Lowers Kids' IQs

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elaine Shannon

A landmark study found children exposed in the womb to urban air pollutants score significantly lower on intelligence tests than children of mothers who breathed cleaner air while pregnant.

Schwarzenegger Asks Obama For More Auto Emissions Rules

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't waiting to press the Obama administration on one of California's top priorities _ regulati...

Obama Expected To Allow States To Toughen Emissions Laws

Los Angeles Times | Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Not long after assuming the presidency, Obama is expected to grant a waiver allowing California and more than a dozen other states to enforce their ow...

Illinois Clean Car Act Supporters Rally Downtown

Chicago Tribune | Emily S. Achenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Supporters of the proposed Illinois Clean Car Act rallied Sunday in downtown Chicago with the hope that state legislators will pass a bill they say wo...

Obama v. Bush: Climate Change Executive Order Reversals, Could Establish National Energy Council (Video Roundup)

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
George Spyros

President-elect Obama's top priority of stimulating the economy and create jobs will involve new environmental actions aimed at having long-term benefits.

2009 Fuel Economy Guide: Prius Takes #1, Again

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

The EPA has just published... The 2009 Fuel Economy Guide. Hybrids swept the top four spots this time, with the 2009 Toyota Prius ranking as the most fuel efficient car.

It's An Automotive Revolution -- Take Back Our Businesses Now!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Take a look at the health of a country's car manufacturers and it's usually closely related to the health of that nation in general. This theory certainly holds true for America, especially at this moment in time.

Britain's Greenest Car Is A Bike, But If You Have To Drive...

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Ford Focus ECOnetic has been named WhatGreenCar's 2008 green car of the year, beating advanced technology from BMW and low emissions from Volkwage...

California Has Slipped One Past The E.P.A.

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Fuller

Next year California takes a major step forward for the environment. A new California regulation takes effect January 1, 2009. As far as I can tell o...

Schwarzenegger To Sue Bush Administration Over Rejection Of Emissions Law

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to sue the federal government over its decision not to allow a California plan to reduce greenhouse gas em...

Dems To Investigate, Schwarzenegger To Sue Over, EPA's Rejection Of Emissions Law

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Bush administration's rejection of state efforts to tighten rules on greenhouse gas emissions touched off a flurry of counterattacks Thursday. Dem...