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GM to change company it keeps. Politico. November 3, 2010.

Gov’t pushes fuel efficiency. Tulsa World. October 26, 2010.

Big rig trucks may be subject to fuel efficiency standards. American Public Media’s Marketplace. October 25, 2010.

Feds Push for Better Fuel Efficiency for Trucks. CBS October 25, 2010.

Gov’t pushing more fuel efficiency for trucks. The Associated Press, via October 25, 2010.

EPA head: New carbon controls on big trucks and buses ‘win for planet.’ The Hill. October 25, 2010.

The EPA’s first truck and bus regulations are due next week. Washington Post’s Wonkbook blog. October 22, 2010.

Cap But No Trade. The New Republic. October 21, 2010.

Auto dealers say fuel-economy regulations may hurt sales. Crain’s Detroit Business-Bloomberg. October 21, 2010.

Climate regulations coming for trucks, buses. Politico. October 21, 2010.

EPA in the crosshairs. Politico. October 19, 2010.

GM defends Volt while critics say it’s not a real electric car. Bloomberg Businessweek. October 11, 2010.

The Terminator vs. Big Oil. The New York Times. October 6, 2010.

New MPG standards will lead to political debate. Mother Nature Network. October 4, 2010.

Cars May Reach 62 MPG by 2025. U.S. News & World Report. October 4, 2010.

Fuel Economy Will Be, Um, Better. The New York Times’ Green Blogs. October 1, 2010.

Fuel standard could hit 60 MPG. Politico. October 1, 2010.

Obama May Propose Auto-Fuel Standard Topping 60 MPG, Groups Say. BloombergBusinessweek. September 30, 2010.

Alternatives to gas guzzlers. Chicago Tribune. September 27, 2010.

Congressional Dysfunction Likely to Kill an EV Subsidy Everyone Likes. September 23, 2010.

EPA Proposes Letter Grades for Cars, Light Trucks, Based on Fuel Economy Rating. September 10, 2010.

U.S. Wants Report Card for Cars. Wall Street Journal. August 30, 2010. 

E.P.A. Develops Grading System for New Car Stickers. The New York Times’ Wheels blog. August 30, 2010.

U.S. proposes new labels for fuel economy, emissions. Automotive News. August 30, 2010.

Fuel Economy Stickers. The Associated Press, via August 30, 2010.

McConnell says that Kerry-Lieberman climate bill ‘essentially written by BP’. St. Petersburg Times’ June 9, 2010.

Obama seeks fuel efficiency standards for large trucks. Detroit News. May 22, 2010.

W.Va. and Gulf of Mexico disasters muddy the image of ‘clean’ energy industries. The Washington Post. April 24, 2010.

Automakers Make Greenhouse Peace, Auto Dealers Still Fighting. The New York Times’ Wheels blog. April 9, 2010.

OMB questions fuel-economy benefits. PostCarbon. Washington Post. March 19, 2010.

Global Warming: Challenges, Opportunities, and a Message of ‘Be Prepared.’ March 3, 2010.

It’s the end of the road for Hummer. The Independent (London). Feb. 26, 2010.

‘Rest in Pieces, Hummer:’ Chinese regulators block Tengzhong’s dream of buying iconic GM brand. TODAYonline. (Singapore). Feb. 26, 2010.

G.M. to Close Hummer After Sale Fails. New York Times. Feb. 25, 2010.

GM’s sale of Hummer falls through. Los Angeles Times. Feb. 25, 2010.

Ode to the fallen Hummer. Feb. 25, 2010

GM ends talks to sell Hummer brand to Chinese buyer. USAToday. Feb. 25, 2010.

GM to Wind Down Hummer as Tengzhong Sale Accord Fails. Feb. 25, 2010.

Snow Adds To Drift In Politics. Wall Street Journal. Feb. 11, 2010.

Snow buries global warming bill–and my balcony. Los Angeles Times. Feb. 10, 2010.

Media Mayhem: On his one year anniversary, Obama’s green report card. Mother Nature Network. Jan. 18, 2010.

EPA’s New Smog Standards for States Are Likely to Lead to Cleaner Cars, Too. Jan. 8, 2010.

Binding Pact, Congress Remain Major Climate Hurdles for Obama. PBS Newshour. Dec. 18, 2009

Quotable Quotes. Dec. 15, 2009

Fuel Economy Is Up Again, but Why Not More?. Nov. 25, 2009

Honda leads in fuel efficiency. Detroit News. Nov. 21, 2009

Higher Gas Prices Alone Won’t Make Cleaner Cars a Reality. Nov. 20, 2009

EPA: Mileage of new vehicles up slightly in 2008. (Detroit Free Press). Nov. 20, 2009

Vehicle Fuel Efficiency up in 2008 Model Year. Associated Press, posted at Nov. 20, 2009

Obama Hobbled in Fight Against Global Warming. The New York Times. Nov. 16, 2009

Chrysler: Taking Taxpayer Money and Running Away From Cleaner Cars. Nov. 11, 2009

Eyes on the Road: Coaxing Auto Makers to Go Electric. Wall Street Journal. Nov. 4, 2009

It’s Getting Hot in Here: The High-Stakes Debate Over Fuel Economy and Climate Standards. Oct. 22, 2009

As Hybrid Buses Get Cheaper, Cities Fill Their Fleets. The New York Times. Oct. 22, 2009

Dressing for Copenhagen. The Huffington Post. Oct. 18, 2009

Could Hummer Be Headed for the Heap. Sept. 28, 2009

Greens Not Happy About EPA Guidelines. Sept. 21, 2009

Big Step Forward Lost in Shuffle. Sept. 16, 2009

Cost of m.p.g. goal is $60B. Detroit Free Press. Sept. 16, 2009

The new road to lower emissions may have some potholes. E&E Publishing. Sept. 15, 2009

White House ties new gas mileage standards to global warming. Sept. 15, 2009

Obama unveils 35 mpg requirement at GM factory. Sept. 15, 2009

Harper Getting Cold Reception in Washington? Sept. 15, 2009

U.S. seeks 5% fuel economy annual gains through 2016. Automotive News. Sept. 15, 2009

Auto Fuel-Economy Rule Has ‘Flexibility,’ U.S. Says. Sept. 15, 2009

White House ties new gas mileage standards to global warming. Christian Science Monitor. Sept. 15, 2009

White House rolls out details of fuel economy, emissions standard. Sept. 15, 2009

The New White House Fuel Efficiency Rule: Count the Loophole. Sept. 15, 2009

Don’t touch those tailpipes: Auto dealers, U.S. Chamber sue to stop California emissions regs. Mother Nature Network. Sept. 10, 2009

Chamber of Commerce and Car Dealers Fight California Emissions Rules. Sept. 10, 2009

Critics Say ‘Clunkers’ Program Isn’t Very Green. NPR’s All Things Considered. Aug. 3, 2009

Dealers revving up for clunkers fight. The Hill. Aug. 3, 2009

Critics Blast ‘Cash for Clunkers’ $2 Billion Lifeline. Washington Independent. July 31, 2009

Fuel Rules to Spare BMW, Daimler. The Wall Street Journal. July 28, 2009

EPA Tailpipe Reg.’s "German Provision" Angers Environmentalists, David Cole. The Truth About Cars. July 28, 2009

Program offers cash for clunkers. WLBT-TV. July 22, 2009

Posture, Clout of Slimmer GM, Automakers: Outlook on Capitol Hill Cloudy, but Change Likely. The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media. July 21, 2009

Poor economic mileage from auto clunkers plan. Reuters. July 14, 2009

Driven to improve. Pasadena Weekly. July 9, 2009

Just Do It. The New York Times. July 1, 2009

Unfortunately the Energy-Climate bill has more holes than cheese. The Arena. June 26, 2009

Cash for clunkers, part 2: more questions and answers. San Francisco Chronicle. June 22, 2009

Open Mic in The Arena. June 20-21, 2009

Question(s) of the day: Cash for Clunkers. San Francisco Chronicle. June 19, 2009

The INFLUENCE GAME: US Auto Lobby’s Clout Flagging. The Associated Press, via June 17, 2009

Cash to Trade Clunkers for Clunkers? The Washington Independent. June 17, 2009

Critics say ‘cash for clunkers’ bill is a lemon. The Los Angeles Times. June 13, 2009

Honda shows off its ‘green halo.’ Automotive News. June 8, 2009

How Green Can The New GM Really Be? Econwatch. June 1, 2009

Kick Starting Better Mileage. Living on Earth (National Public Radio). May 22, 2009

Is Obama Out of Bounds on Climate Change? May 22, 2009

Obama sets strict limits on car exhaust emissions. The Guardian. May 20, 2009

Obama sets tough new fuel standards. Lateline (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). May 20, 2009

Coal, electric industries big winners in climate-bill deal. The Colorado Independent. May 20, 2009

Obama to Toughen Rules on Emissions and Mileage. The New York Times. May 19, 2009

Analysts Mull White House’s New Vehicle Emissions Standards. The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS). May 19, 2009


Obama regulates tailpipe greenhouse gas. Mother Nature Network. May 19, 2009

New Fuel Standards: Clean and Green. World News Tonight (ABC News). May 18, 2009

Obama’s 35.5-m.p.g. deal may be a game-changer. Detroit Free Press. May 18, 2009

Obama set to announce national emissions standards. May 18, 2009

Breaking: Obama to raise new car fuel efficiency standard to 39 mpg by 2016–The biggest step the U.S. government has ever taken to cut CO2. May 18, 2009

Obama to Set New Vehicle Rules, First Carbon Limit. May 18, 2009

U.S. to Issue Tougher Fuel Standards for Automobiles. The New York Times. May 18, 2009

New mileage standards cheer green lobby. The Hill. May 18, 2009

Enviros Forced NHTSA Nominee To Withdraw. National Journal’s Under the Influence. May 13, 2009

Cash-for-Clunkers Would Rev Trucks. The Wall Street Journal. May 12, 2009

Ford May Get U.S. Aid to Overhaul SUV Plant to Build Small Car. May 8, 2009

Find a way to trade cash for clunkers. The Virginian-Pilot. April 30, 2009

When Saturn goes, so does a quarter of GM’s hybrid sales. Automotive News. April 28, 2009

Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy. April 27, 2009

Rival scrappage bills dividing Democrats. The Hill. April 20, 2009

CAFE: A Prize for Making Gas-Guzzlers? Business Week. April 16, 2009

Greenpeace appoints veteran organizer to its top post. Greenwire, via The New York Times. April 14, 2009

Auto-Safety Pick Faces Criticism From Environmentalists. The Wall Street Journal. April 8, 2009

GM’s Volt Electric Said Still in Plans After Obama Orders Cuts. April 3, 2009

Waxman readying bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. March 30, 2009

Average car-truck fuel-economy standards rise to 27.3 mpg. Bloomberg News, via March 29, 2009

Source: Vehicle fuel efficiency standard going up. Associated Press, via March 26, 2009

In Aid Filing, G.M. Reduces Fuel Economy Esimate. The New York Times. Feb. 27, 2009

Congress in the Driver’s Seat. Washington Post. Feb. 4, 2009

Obama counters Bush on auto standards. Boston Globe. Jan. 27, 2009

Political Habitat: After the Ball. Mother Nature Network. Jan. 21, 2009

Quotation of the Day. The New York Times. Jan. 11, 2009

Obama selects his team on environment. International Herald Tribune. Dec. 11, 2008

Earth to Washington. Mother Jones. November/December 2009

Congress extends US clean energy shift. Nov. 24, 2008

Higher CAFE standards loom as Detroit 3 fight for survival. Automotive News. Nov. 17, 2008

A Power Duo, Dingells Battle on Two Fronts. The New York Times. Nov. 15, 2008

Government: Gas mileage rise in 2008 vehicles. Associated Press, via Sept. 19, 2008