Tag Archives: Car Politics

Why A Tiny Fish Is Stalling The New Toyota-Mazda Factory In Alabama

A small, Alabama-native fish species that rarely grows longer than an inch had a big impact on the 2,400-acre site of the planned $1.6-billion plant for Toyota and Mazda. A lawsuit about the fish’s potential for extinction with development in the area was filed in June, and the automakers announced that work to build…

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Lawsuit Claims $1.6-Billion Toyota-Mazda Factory Could Push Fish Species To Extinction

During the entire last half of 2017, more than a dozen U.S. states were making a fuss to become the site of a $1.6-billion production plant for Toyota and Mazda. Now that the companies have picked Alabama, the fuss has changed—the plant could put a rare fish species at risk of extinction, according to a recent lawsuit.

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Trump Wants To Investigate The Effect Of Imported Cars On National Security

Earlier today, President Donald Trump met with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to discuss opening an investigation into the impact of imported cars and car parts and “their effects on America’s national security.”

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Ride-Hailing Companies Spent $8 Million To Make Everyone In Austin Hate Them

My mailbox is now an endless chute of garbage thanks to Austin’s Proposition 1, an Uber and Lyft-penned measure that deals with ride-hailing regulations. I’ve been called, emailed and texted. I’ve gotten spammy notifications on my phone and campaigners at my door. At what point does campaigning become harassment?

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Trump Blasts Ford’s $1.6 Billion Mexico Plant Investment 

Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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This Bill Could Save Your Race Car From The EPA

Those of you who never intended your race car to adhere to street-car emissions regulations have a new cause to rally behind. The Specialty Equipment Market Association, better known as the aftermarket barons SEMA, say a U.S. House of Representatives bill has been proposed to keep conversions of road cars into race cars legal without running afoul of the Clean Air Act.

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By 2050, Purchasing A New Gas-Guzzling Car Could Be Banned In Several States And Countries

The car market in several areas could look a whole lot different in a few decades, as Car and Driver reports that a handful of states and countries want to ban the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars by 2050. That means we’ll need a few more outlets, because apparently, battles over charging stations are a real thing .

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El Camino-Driving, Jalopnik-Endorsed Badass Elected Leader Of Finland

Longtime Jalopnik readers may remember Juha Sipilä. He is a former telecom executive, politician, and builder of a badass El Camino that runs on wood gas . Also, as of last night, he is the prime minister-elect of Finland.

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Disgraced Rep. Aaron Schock Scored Big On Mystery Mileage Reimbursements

Being Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock must have been fun while it lasted. Between the Downton Abbey-themed office , the Katy Perry concerts on the taxpayer dime, and lavish trips around the world, the Congressman must be awfully bummed he has to resign today. He’ll probably really miss the insane mileage reimbursements, too.

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So Much For Obama’s Call For 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015, Huh?

So Much For Obama's Call For 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015, Huh?

As President Obama gears up to deliver the State of the Union address for the sixth time tonight, now’s as good a time as any to reflect on the mandates, promises and calls to action from his previous speeches. Here’s one: that call from 2011 to have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015.

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