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Trump’s Attempt To Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards Continues To Blow Up In His Face

The Trump administration formally proposed rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards in August 2018, but two new reports suggest that the rollback may not end up happening at all. That’s thanks to some remarkable—even for this crew—incompetence.

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GM, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Subaru, And Others Side With Trump Administration In Fuel Economy Battle

Auto companies take sides on Trump’s fuel economy battle, GM made a nice pile of change while workers were on strike, Porsche “online” sales, Mr. Musk goes to trial, and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

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‘Outrage’: New Video Shows Bulldozers Destroying America’s Most Iconic Cacti to Build Trump’s Border Wall

The Trump administration has run roughshod over environmental laws in a rush to build an unnecessary border wall. And in footage that emerged on Friday, construction efforts are just running roughshod over the environment, period.

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U.S. Labor Judge Rules That Tesla Interfered With Union Organizing

Tesla is ruled to have interfered with union organizing, Fiat Chrysler owes a lot of money over misleading sales figures, Maserati looks toward our electric and autonomous future, more lawsuits over the Trump administration’s efforts to block California from setting emissions rules, and more on the General Motors…

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Uber and Lyft Induced Congestion Give a Preview of Driverless Car Hell

We’ve been fantasizing about self-driving cars for decades; the luxury of napping, watching TV, or reading while a robot car takes us to our destination. The first truly autonomous car debuted in the 1980s from Carnegie Mellon University’s Navlab project, and in the last four decades transportation has rapidly evolved…

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Here’s A Roundup Of News People Tried to Bury Over Thanksgiving

If you’ve done something wrong or bad or otherwise shady, the week of Thanksgiving is a great time to announce it. Every year in America, people try to do this—make sure negative or bad stories about a company or person or just the world in general break on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving. The logic, I…

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Thousands of Cities and Counties Are Fighting Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollback

The Trump administration’s rollback of clean vehicle regulations last month is going about as well as expected. Which is to say it isn’t going well, and a growing number of people who are pissed are fighting to stop it. Now you can add groups representing more than 3,400 cities and counties to that list.

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