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NEWS UPDATE January 26, 2012

CAFE standards could shift automakers’ priorities, experts warn

Debra Kahn  •  E&E  •  Posted January 26, 2012

Auto experts this week warned that new fuel economy standards U.S. EPA is preparing could reduce consumers’ options because of their cost. The last of three public hearings on the corporate average fuel economy program drew smaller companies like California-based Tesla Motors and Coulomb Technologies, as well as major automakers and state and national environmental groups. Most automakers and groups urged adoption of the targets, which EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will finalize by July. The targets are intended to reach 54.5 mpg for each manufacturer’s fleet by 2025. [ read more … ]

Obama admin warns against GOP attempt to fast-track pipeline

Elana Schor  •    •  Posted January 26, 2012

A House GOP plan to greenlight the $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline following its rejection by the White House could imperil “existing legal authorities” over the project and force the nation’s independent regulator of gas lines to OK it without public notice or judicial review, two Obama administration officials said today. [ read more … ]

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