Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Will Soon Be Banned In CaliforniaGov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Saturday that orders state regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered equipment using small off-road engines, a broad category that includes generators, lawn equipment and pressure washers.
California Urges EPA To Let State Set Car-Emissions StandardThe move would reverse a Trump administration policy and could help usher in stricter emissions standards for new passenger vehicles nationwide.
Biden Administration To Restore California's Power In Setting Pollution StandardsThe Biden Administration is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump's bid to end California's ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
Newsom's Mandate To Sell Only Zero-Emissions Vehicles By 2035 Isn't As Crazy As Critics ThinkLast week, Governor Gavin Newson signed an executive order saying that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in California must be emission-free by 2035. The new mandate doesn't necessarily mean that California car dealers would, literally, sell nothing but fully electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles 15 years from now, several experts say.
California To Ban Sale Of Gasoline-Powered Vehicles, Newsom SaysCalifornia will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation's most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into overdrive.
California To Vote On 1st-In-US Electric Truck Sales RuleCalifornia regulators are scheduled to approve new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation's most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality.
Trump Administration Ends Antitrust Probe Of 4 Automakers, Calif.The Trump administration has ended its antitrust probe into a deal between California and four of the world's biggest automakers, after failing to find that the companies' conduct violated the law.
Kohler To Pay $20M Penalty For California Engine EmissionsA Wisconsin-based company has agreed to pay a $20 million civil penalty to resolve allegations that emissions from its small spark-ignition engines violated the Clean Air Act and California law.
California Considers Requiring Zero Emission Truck SalesThe country's most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero-emission” vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality.
Lawsuit Seeks To Protect California’s Auto Emission RulesA coalition of 11 environmental groups has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revoking California’s authority to set tougher emission standards for cars and trucks than the federal government.
Appeals Court Upholds Judge's Decision In $10B Volkswagen Emissions DealA U.S. appeals court has approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company's emissions cheating scandal.
Lawmakers Pushing For For All Cars Sold In California To Be Electric By 2040California wants to ban the sale of gas and diesel vehicles by 2040.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In USResearchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.
DC Environmental Director To Tout Hydrogen-Powered CarThe District of Columbia's top environmental official will be taking a spin in a new car that's powered by air.