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Virginia to drop California’s emissions rules by year’s end

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the state's plan to abandon California's vehicle emissions standards by the end of the year, citing an opinion from the Attorney General.

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In Norway, the electric vehicle future has already arrived

About 80 percent of new cars sold in Norway are battery-powered. As a result, the air is cleaner, the streets are quieter and the grid hasn’t collapsed. But problems with unreliable chargers persist.
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Automakers face test in reaching U.S. target for electric vehicles

New federal rules are expected to speed the transition to E.V.s, a shift that car companies have embraced but will be challenged to carry out.
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E.P.A lab helps plan the fastest road to an EV future

Government scientists have spent a year analyzing electric vehicles to help the E.P.A. design new tailpipe rules to trigger an electric car revolution.
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Why California leads the country in cutting vehicle emissions

California leads the charge nationally when it comes to pushing vehicle electrification forward. It makes sense given the fact that vehicles are the primary source of pollution in the state, especially as it’s also home to the largest auto market in the country.

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The no-jet set: they’ve given up flying to save the planet

With airplanes producing a large amount of climate-warming emissions, a growing number of travelers are signing pledges to keep their journeys on the ground.
New York City’s trees and shrubs help clear its air

How New York City’s trees and shrubs help clear its air

As advocates are pushing the city to plant more trees, new research shows the role of urban greenery in absorbing carbon emissions.