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GOP Ally Of 'Glider' Makers Attacks Credibility Of EPA Emissions Testing

A key Capitol Hill ally of “glider” truck maker Fitzgerald Glider Kits is raising questions about EPA testing showing high emissions from glider trucks with used engines, seeking an EPA inspector general (IG) investigation into “potentially improper coordination” between agency staff and a large truck manufacturer regarding the testing.

California state senators are indicating that a landmark bill backed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to expand the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) into a Western regional grid controller will die unless the author addresses several concerns, including that it will undermine the state's climate and clean power programs.

Despite resolving differences with residential refrigerator manufacturers, the author of a California bill to codify recently overturned federal rules limiting high global warming potential hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs) refrigerants is now facing strong opposition from other manufacturers over proposed new authority for the state air board to accelerate the phaseouts.

The long-term fate of the Trump administration's forthcoming proposal to help struggling coal and nuclear plants will hinge on how much the policy forces consumers to pay to boost the economics of such plants, sources say, even though critics continue to argue that the measure is not needed to enhance power grid “resilience.”