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Calif. Award Spotlights Environmental-Industry Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) announced that the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Sustainable Conservation have won the 2011 Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Award. The winners are part of a historic environmental-industry partnership that sponsored legislation to phase out copper from car brake pads by 2025.

EPA Grants E15 Waiver for MY 2001-2006 Cars, Light Trucks

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 21 waived a limitation on selling gasoline that contains more than 10 percent ethanol for model year (MY) 2001 through 2006 passenger vehicles, including cars, SUVs and light pickup trucks. The waiver applies to fuel that contains up to 15-percent ethanol, known as E15.

EPA Grants E15 Waiver for Newer Vehicles

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks.

Government Takes Steps to Advance Fuel Economy Goals

WASHINGTON - In a preliminary technical analysis unveiled Friday, Oct. 1, the U.S. EPA and Department of Transportation described scenarios in which cars would be required to get 47 to 62 miles per gallon by the year 2025, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Automakers Agree to Add Alert Sounds to Hybrids, EVs

WASHINGTON - Automakers on May 19 agreed to support legislation that would require them to add warning sounds to hybrid and electric vehicle models in order to help blind pedestrians detect the presence of a nearby vehicle.

Industry Expo Highlights Driver Focus Guidelines

HOUSTON - Automakers attending the Intelligent Transportation Society of America's (ITS) annual exposition on May 5 underscored two industry-led initiatives: the Driver Focus Guidelines and the EcoDriving USA program.

E15 Issue Continues to Divide Auto & Ethanol Industries

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency's impending decision this summer on whether to grant an E15 waiver request -- a move that would increase the amount of ethanol that could be blended in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent -- continues to stir plenty of debate. The issue essentially pits the ethanol industry against the auto and oil industries.

Automakers Urge Caution in E15 Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A group comprising 13 vehicle, fuel and engine-related associations has urged government leaders to use extra caution in the upcoming decision on whether to permit the use of the E15 ethanol blend.

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