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Minnesota governor rolls out plan to fight climate change

Sep. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Friday rolled out a framework for fighting climate change that shows his proposed direction on the environment if he wins a second term, a sweeping plan that would slash carbon emissions and speed the switchover to electric vehicles. ...

Sustainable transportation forum set for November at UT

Sep. 12, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is hosting a sustainable transportation forum and an electric vehicle summit in November, and registration is now open, officials said. The Drive Electric Tennessee initiative will host the first DriveElectricTN Momentum Summit,...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 07, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Greensboro News and Record. September 1, 2022. Editorial: Toyota recharges the Triad economy Frankly, it still isn’t much to look at. Most of what you’ll see at the site today are construction crews and equipment and vast swaths of Carolina red...

17 states weigh adopting California's electric car mandate

Sep. 03, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seventeen states with vehicle emission standards tied to rules established in California face weighty decisions on whether to follow that state's strictest-in-the nation new rules that require all new cars, pickups and SUVs to be electric or hydrogen powered by 2035. ...

Carbon should cost 3.6 times more than US price, study says

Sep. 01, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

Each ton of carbon dioxide that exits a smokestack or tailpipe is doing far more damage than what governments take into account, researchers conclude in a scientific paper published Thursday. Major hurricanes pack more rain, while extremes of wildfire, drought and downpours are all...

Equity is goal, not mandate, in California electric car rule

Aug. 31, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Discounted prices, car-share programs and at least one million more public charging stations are among the ways California will try to make electric cars easier to buy and drive as it phases out the sale of gas-powered cars. But the state won't force...

Supreme Court climate ruling could impact nuclear waste case

Aug. 29, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on climate change could have implications for a range of other issues, including a case involving nuclear waste storage and a proposal requiring companies to disclose how climate risk affects their businesses, advocates across the political...

GOP leaders want to untie Virginia from California EV rule

Aug. 26, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican leaders in Virginia said Friday they want to change the law so the state no longer follows California's stringent rules for vehicle emissions. Virginia is currently on a path toward adopting California's new rules for transitioning to zero-emission...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 26, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. August 17, 2022. Editorial: As Pennsylvanians struggle, state lawmakers are set to receive a pay raise. Automatic COLA strikes us as being in bad taste. THE ISSUE “Pennsylvania’s 253 state lawmakers are almost guaranteed to...

Washington to follow California in phasing out gas vehicles

Aug. 25, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said his state will follow California and prohibit the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The specific regulations for Washington state are yet to be created and the public will have the chance to weigh in, The Seattle Times...