Transportation

"Trump and California Go To War Over Clean Cars"

"U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers."

Source: Reuters, 09/19/2019

Trump to Revoke Calif. Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

"The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California’s authority to set auto emissions rules that are stricter than federal standards, taking a major step forward in its wide-ranging attack on government efforts to fight climate change."

Source: NY Times, 09/18/2019
June 14, 2020 to June 17, 2020

33rd International Electric Vehicle Symposium

EVS33 in Portland, Oregon includes a three-day conference program, a trade show, a ride and drive event, and tours of local demonstration projects plus, Forth's annual Roadmap conference is being held as part of EVS33.

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Justice Dept. Investigates Calif. Emissions Pact That Embarrassed Trump

"The Justice Department has opened an antitrust inquiry into the four major automakers that struck a deal with California this year to reduce automobile emissions, according to people familiar with the matter, escalating a standoff over one of the president’s most significant rollbacks of climate regulations."

Source: NY Times, 09/09/2019

Trump Set to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules

"President Trump is strongly considering a plan to revoke California’s legal authority to set state tailpipe pollution standards that are stricter than federal regulations, according to three people familiar with the matter."

Source: NY Times, 09/06/2019

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