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NHTSA Sends 2022-2025 CAFÉ Standards to OMB

May 31, 2018

NHTSA Sends 2022-2025 CAFÉ Standards to OMB

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on May 30 sent its proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards for model year 2022-2025 cars and light trucks to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.

Administration Repeals Greenhouse Gas Performance Measure

May 30, 2018

Administration Repeals Greenhouse Gas Performance Measure

As part of ongoing efforts to relax Obama-era climate efforts, the Trump Administration on May 29 repealed a rule that required recipients of federal transportation dollars -- mostly states, cities, and metropolitan planning areas -- to measure greenhouse gas emissions when planning transportation projects.

Federal Court Halts Implementation of EPA Trailer Regulation

October 30, 2017

Federal Court Halts Implementation of EPA Trailer Regulation

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 27 halted implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first ever regulation for truck trailers.

GAO Reports Say Renewable Fuel Standard Unlikely to Meet Greenhouse Gas Targets

December 5, 2016

GAO Reports Say Renewable Fuel Standard Unlikely to Meet Greenhouse Gas Targets

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is unlikely to meet projected cuts in greenhouse gases (GHG) largely because of shortfalls in advanced biofuels productions, the Government Accountability Office said in a pair of reports issued Dec. 1.

EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

August 17, 2016

EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Aug. 16 finalized joint greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that require up to 25 percent lower carbon emissions and fuel consumption over the next decade.

EIA Predicts Fuel Consumption to Decline Nearly 20 Percent By 2040

June 25, 2016

EIA Predicts Fuel Consumption to Decline Nearly 20 Percent By 2040

Diesel fuel consumption could decline 18 percent by 2040 under a new round of fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a forecast released June 23.

Obama Administration Proposes Greenhouse Gas Measurements for Transportation Projects

April 25, 2016

Obama Administration Proposes Greenhouse Gas Measurements for Transportation Projects

The Obama Administration on April 22 proposed to require recipients of federal transportation dollars -- mostly states, cities, and metropolitan planning areas -- to track transportation-related emissions and set goals for cutting them. Although it would not establish targets or penalties, the proposal is designed to make state and regional infrastructure planners account for climate impacts to encourage "smarter" transportation planning strategies, such as mass transit and electric vehicles, while discouraging sprawl-inducing exurban roads projects.