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EPA proposes airplane emission standards that airlines already meet

The Trump administration on Wednesday made public the federal government's first proposal to control planet-warming pollution from airplanes, but the draft regulation would not push the airlines beyond emissions limits they have set for themselves.

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U.S. ruling could mean a flood of new claims against Volkswagen

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States sue to block Trump from weakening fuel economy rules

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The pandemic will permanently change the auto industry

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U.S. to announce rollback of auto pollution rules, a key effort to fight climate change

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Trump administration, in biggest environmental rollback, to announce auto pollution rules

The Trump administration has finalized new fuel efficiency standards, lowering expectations from 54 miles per gallon by 2025 to 40 miles a gallon by 2030.
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