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States sue Trump administration over fuel economy penalties

Aug. 2, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of states sued the Trump administration Friday for the second time to block a planned reduction in the penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards. Twelve states and the District of Columbia sued the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Today in History

Aug. 2, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2019. There are 151 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. (The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.) On this date: In 1610, during his...

Calif. skirts Trump, signs mileage deal with 4 automakers

Jul. 25, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to toughen standards for gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions, bypassing the Trump administration's push to relax mileage standards nationwide instead. Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen signed the deal with the California Air...

The Latest: White House to seek 1 national mileage standard

Jul. 25, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on California reaching a deal with four automakers over fuel mileage standards (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A White House spokesman says the Trump administration will move forward with a single national standard for automotive fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions. Spokesman...

California air boss: open to compromise in mileage standoff

Jul. 9, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California's air pollution control boss says she's open to compromise with the Trump administration over its efforts to relax mileage standards, as the bitter standoff threatens to unleash years of court fights and confusion in the U.S. auto industry. Five months after President Donald...

Business Highlights

Jul. 9, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

___ S&P 500 snaps 2-day losing streak; mixed finish for stocks Wall Street capped a day of listless trading Tuesday with modest gains, narrowly avoiding a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500 index. A last-minute burst of buying nudged the benchmark index into positive territory after spending most of...

Trump promotes environmental record despite rollbacks

Jul. 8, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared himself a champion of the environment Monday, working to boost his standing on climate change and pollution issues in advance of the 2020 election despite having launched some of the most sweeping rollbacks in air, water and other protections in decades....

Trump raises eyebrows in promoting his environment record

Jul. 8, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promoting what he is calling his administration's "environmental leadership" despite its sweeping rollbacks of landmark environmental and public health protections. Critics are calling it a credulity-straining gesture aimed at winning over voters worried about...

California, Canada sidestep Trump, ink deal on emissions

Jun. 26, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — California picked up an important partner its long-running dispute with the Trump administration over vehicle emissions and fuel economy by announcing a deal with Canada to work on pollution reductions. The agreement comes as the state is in a standoff with its own federal government on the...

California official says she offered fuel economy compromise

Jun. 20, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California has proposed compromises to end a deadlock with the Trump administration on fuel economy and auto emissions standards but the administration hasn't been willing to negotiate, according to the state's top air pollution regulator. California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary...