EPA set to end Californias ability to regulate fuel economy

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government can regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.Conservative and free-market groups have been invited to attend an announcement of the rollback Wednesday afternoon at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington.The move comes after the Justice Department opened an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four automakers for tougher pollution and mileage requirements than those sought by President Donald Trump. Trump also has sought to relax Obama-era mileage standards nationwide, weakening a key effort to slow climate change.The White House declined to comment Tuesday, referring questions to the EPA. The EPA didn’t respond to requests seeking comment.Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press read more

Heres what happened today Monday

first_imgPARTING SHOTA couple in Los Angeles used Google Streetview to help rescue a stray dog…‘Sonya’ has since been cleaned-up, re-homed and gets regular acupuncture to treat arthritis and back problems. Check out the full story over at The Huffington Post.- This article was originally posted at 9pm.Read: Here’s what happened yesterday > INTERNATIONALWorkers are evacuated from their buildings in Washington amid today’s shooting rampage (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin0)#USA: Thirteen people were killed in a mass shooting in Washington DC.#SYRIA: Ban Ki-moon said a UN report confirmed a “war crime” had been committed.#ITALY: Engineers have been attempting to raise the Costa Concordia.#SCOTLAND: It’s emerged comedian Billy Connolly had surgery for cancer.INNOVATION Updated at 11.15pmNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…IRELANDFinance Minister Michael Noonan said there may be leeway to bring in Budget cuts of less than €3.1bn.In Northern Ireland, over thirty people have been arrested as part of a major child abuse investigation.Tesco has announced the creation of 200 new jobs in supermarkets and mobile phone shops.Officials at the Dept of Environment have been ordered to report back to Government on Priory Hall within three weeks.Stephanie Meehan, the Priory Hall resident whose partner died by suicide, has welcomed the Government’s 21 day timeline.Two fuel laundering plants (and a large quantity of cat litter) were uncovered in an operation in Monaghan this evening.A poll has shown that only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition.Dubliners are being asked for their thoughts on a having a directly elected mayor.An investigation has been launched after a fatal work-related accident at the weekend.Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the State has “failed too many children”.Readers have been sending us more incredible photos and footage of yesterday’s ‘Flight Fest’.center_img Netflix has revealed it tracks piracy sites to help decide which films and TV shows it should offer. [BBC]Anticipation’s been building ahead of the release of the new Grand Theft Auto. The game’s art director has been speaking to Techradar.com.A US stockbroker has been talking up the Twitter IPO, saying he expects stock will double in value. [Business Insider]last_img read more