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California, Industry Call To Boost EV Credits Spurs Environmentalist Unease

May 14, 2018
A suggestion by California and auto industry officials to extend current favorable “zero emission” treatment for electric vehicles (EVs) in federal light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas rules is sparking heartburn among environmentalists that the provision could be just one of many compliance “flexibilities” that could significantly weaken the standards. The concerns point to one of several ways in which EPA and Transportation Department regulators could accommodate auto sector calls to soften the program without formally changing its emissions targets, by adding...

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