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March 15, 2017

Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

February 13, 2017

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

November 4, 2016

Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

The Obama administration will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging networks on about 25,000 miles of highways in 35 states to increase adoption of electric vehicle usage, according to the White House.

October 14, 2016

Obama on Self-Driving Cars

The future role of artificial intelligence in self-driving vehicles raises a host of ethical and regulatory concerns. President Barack Obama discusses some of these issues during an interview with Wired Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito. Video courtesy of Wired.

February 10, 2016

Obama Proposes Oil Tax to Fund Clean Transportation

President Obama hopes to add a $10 tax for every barrel of oil that would fund investments in clean transportation technology as part of his proposed 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan.

January 21, 2016

Obama Highlights Auto Industry's Resurgance

President Barack Obama spoke about the automotive industry's recovery from the 2009 recession and the federal government's role providing financial assistance to automakers during a Jan. 20 speech in Detroit.

July 29, 2015

13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

May 29, 2015

Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

March 30, 2015

Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority

The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.

February 3, 2015

Analyzing President Obama’s Highway Plan

A “Budget Highlights” document issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation details how the $478 billion apportioned for spending on surface-transportation infrastructure over the next six years would be put to work.

February 3, 2015

Obama Proposes NHTSA Funding Boost for Recall Probes

President Barack Obama has proposed a funding increase for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would boost the agency's funding by 9 percent to expand investigations into vehicle safety defects.

February 2, 2015

Obama Ups the Ante on Highway Spending

President Obama has proposed $478 billion in spending on transportation infrastructure over the next six years in his $4 trillion budget proposal.

January 21, 2015

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.

December 23, 2014

Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

December 22, 2014

President Obama Extends Tax Benefit for Vehicle Purchases

President Obama has extended a tax benefit that increases small-business expensing and bonus depreciation, which would allow additional expensing for new vehicles and other equipment placed into service by the end of the year.

December 17, 2014

Senate Confirms New Head of NHTSA

Mark Rosekind, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board since June 2010, becomes head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

November 12, 2014

U.S., China Announce Emissions Pact

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set a goal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions in the U.S. and China by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

February 21, 2014

Truckers Speak Out Against Obama's Fuel Economy Rules

The nation's largest group of medium- and heavy-duty truck drivers criticized President Obama's new fuel-economy rules, which they said would put the price of new trucks out of reach of many truckers.

February 18, 2014

Obama Energy Trust Would Fund Alternative Vehicle Technologies

President Barack Obama has proposed setting up a federal energy security trust to fund development of alternative vehicle development by repealing subsidies to the oil and gas industry.

February 18, 2014

Obama Orders Higher Fuel Standards for Trucks

President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies on February 18 to develop higher fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks over the next two years by March of 2016.

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