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Signaling Little Activity, EPA Tags Glider Rule Changes As 'Long-Term' Action

EPA's newly released fall regulatory agenda says any steps to “revisit” production limits on high-emitting “glider” trucks are not expected in the coming year, underscoring prior expectations that the agency's controversial plan to repeal the Obama-era limits has stalled amid unusually broad opposition from industry, environmentalists and states.
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A University of California-Berkeley report is floating policy options for government agencies that set up mitigation banks or exchanges to aid compliance with a new California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) rule requiring an assessment of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to measure transportation impacts from development projects.

Capitol Hill opponents of EPA's production limits on highly polluting “glider” trucks are urging the agency to issue a five-year compliance extension of the requirements -- roughly double the timeframe EPA previously suggested as an interim fix for the industry -- in the latest apparent indication EPA's plan to repeal of the requirements remains stalled.

In their first and only scheduled debate, the two candidates to be California's next governor, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and businessman John Cox (R), sparred over climate change and energy costs, as well as the California Environmental Quality Act's (CEQA) effect on affordable housing development, among other issues.