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CR comments on EPA’s proposed rule to reduce air pollution from heavy-duty vehicles

Consumer Reports filed formal comments with the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its proposed rule, “Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine…

May 18, 2022

CR’s recommendations for EPA’s proposed rule to reduce pollution from heavy-duty vehicles

The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a rule to set new, more stringent standards to reduce pollution from heavy duty vehicles and engines manufactured in…

May 3, 2022

Fact Sheet: Texas’ proposed fees for EVs will punish drivers, won’t solve road fund problems

Consumer Reports has analyzed proposals in the Texas state legislature that would impose fees on people who drive electric vehicles (CR).  CR finds that these…

April 29, 2022

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Consumer Reports: Texas’ proposed electric vehicle fees add up to a punishing tax

Texas state lawmakers are considering whether to impose large fees on people who own electric vehicles (EVs).  Supporters of the idea say new fees on…

April 29, 2022

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Lifting Summer Ethanol Ban To Lower Gas Prices? There Are Better Options

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden administration recently announced it is waiving the summer ban on fuels with a higher percentage of ethanol to combat rising…

April 25, 2022

CR testimony at EPA hearing on proposed rule to strengthen heavy-duty vehicle emission standards

Consumer Reports testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing about the agency’s proposed rule to strengthen heavy-duty vehicle emission standards for NOx and greenhouse…

April 12, 2022

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Consumer Reports praises new standards for vehicle fuel economy announced today by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

New corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards will improve vehicle mileage, help consumers save money on fuel, reduce climate pollution   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer…

April 1, 2022

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New Consumer Reports analysis shows rising gas prices ramp up savings for EV owners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week the national average price for a gallon of gas broke records, toppling an almost 14 year high, forcing U.S. consumers…

March 10, 2022

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As gas prices spike, EPA restores Clean Air Act waiver for states to help consumers save money, cut pollution

According to AAA the national average price for gas hit $4.17 per gallon, a new record, forcing U.S. consumers to spend the most they ever…

March 9, 2022

Consumer Reports Comments on Department of Transportation Request for Information

On November 15, 2021 President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Included in the IIJA is…

January 31, 2022

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