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Trump administration’s finalized, more sensible CAFE standards

The Trump Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation have just released the final version of their new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard. Its goal of increasing fuel economy 1.5 percent per year, aiming for 40 miles per gallon by 2026, hardly seems an environmental catastrophe. But because that is less restrictive than the 2012 Obama administration standard, mandating 5 percent annual improvements and a goal of 54.5 mpg in 2025, it is being characterizing as backslidi...
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Those Who Purchased Vente-Unique.com (EPA:ALVU) Shares A Year Ago Have A 38% Loss To Show For It

Investors can approximate the average market return by buying an index fund. When you buy individual stocks, you can...
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Nordic Nation: Ollie Burruss and Shades of Green at Craftsbury

This past fall, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC) updated its wax use policy. The New England institution was one of the first and among the largest cross-country ski centers to implement a policy curbing the use of perfluorinated wax on its premises. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center supports values and practices that try to minimize its impact on the environment while still providing recreational opportunities for visitors. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center hopes to help lead the way toward a transi...
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2020 Hyundai Venue Review: How Does This City Slicker Stack Up?

2020 Hyundai Venue In Our Opinion: The 2020 Hyundai Venue is an affordable SUV that's easy to maneuver and drive in the city. Extra packages provide nice amenities, like navigation, heated seats, and a sunroof. We don't care for the exterior styling, but can overlook that given the Venue's other strong attributes. Exterior Styling 68 Interior Layout 90 Driving Dynamics 85 Safety & Tech Features 75 Everyday Functionality 91 Pros Affordab...
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: How Does This Plug-In Hybrid Stack Up?

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV In Our Opinion: There will be some trade-offs with the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For example, to account for the hybrid powertrain, the Outlander PHEV ditches the third row and spare tire. The increase in fuel economy drops the fun factor behind the wheel, as this variant isn't very engaging or energetic. However, the different drive modes will maximize charging and range in nearly every situation. And as a bonus, all-wheel drive is there for good mea...
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The Emperor's Clothing Looks Deplorable

It's fair to say this pandemic is revealing the emperor's true clothing. Yours and mine. Just this very week, I saw a quote from someone who said, "We don't like Trump, but we like his policies." Trump does represent the policy of the Republican party, which obviously a large percentage of voters chose in the last election. So, now we all get to experience Trump's policies when the tire meets the road in pandemicland. For those who were comfortable and voted for Trump because they wanted to shak...
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DO TAMPONS HARM FERTILITY?

Tampons - Do You Know the Dangers?Guest Post By Alicia P SmithWe all know tampons can lead to toxic shock syndrome (TSS) but who knew they may lead to infertility? I said, "may," because there have not been any independent studies done. I have always wondered how safe tampons really are and curious if tampons can effect a woman's fertility. For five years I suffered through infertility and I have since been looking for all possible reasons on why I suffered so long and why I developed end...
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I drove a $141,000 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, the newest version of the iconic sports car. It was without question the best Porsche I've ever experienced.

I drove a 2020 $140,830 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S — the latest version of the world's greatest sports car, now identified as the 992. My test car had a twin-turbo boxer six engine, making 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. It was very, very fast — 0-60 mph in the realm of three seconds (Porsche says 3.2 seconds, to be exact). But the 4S is also a dream to drive hard, thanks to its impeccable all-wheel-drive system. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. I'm a total sucker ...
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Under coronavirus shutdown, L.A. County restaurants can now sell groceries — but here are the rules

Restaurants have been reinventing themselves as food markets, looking for ways to survive the economic toll ravaged by coronavirus-spurred shutdowns. But the reinventions caught the eyes of public health inspectors, who were shutting some eatery-turned-grocers down. Under “Stay at Home” orders and social distancing rules, restaurants could only serve take-out food. Related links Can LA County restaurants ‘reinvent’ themselves as markets amid coronavirus? Guidance is coming Garcetti closes ...
Tags: Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Epa, San Fernando, LA County, Garcetti, California Department of Public Health, Janice Hahn


Toyota Camry & Avalon AWD: Nice Option But Do You Need It?

Toyota Camry and Avalon now have all-wheel drive as a standalone option.Different components from the RAV4 and Highlander were used for the sedans.Although a nice option, all-wheel drive may not be necessary for some buyers. Toyota’s research team in Saline, Michigan came back from the drawing board with an all-wheel drive option for the 2020 Camry and 2021 Avalon. With more room in the market as players like Ford and GM exit, Toyota is making a seemingly simple but crucial addition here wit...
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How to clean and disinfect your home during the coronavirus pandemic

It’s easy to forget about the new normal for a moment as you go about your day: You return from a quick trip to the grocery store and drop your reusable bags on the kitchen countertop, or your dog’s leash goes from resting on a bench at the park to resting on your dining table or the back of a chair.       Yep, you can bring germs into your home, no matter how much social distance you are maintaining during the novel coronavirus outbreak. And while you are hyper-aware that you need to wash yo...
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Here’s the Trump admin’s pathetic new fuel efficiency rule for 2026 (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) If proof were needed that the Trump administration never met an environmental regulation it didn't want to eviscerate, on Tuesday morning the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published final fuel efficiency rules for new passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2021 through 2026. As has been widely anticipated, the EPA and NHTSA have gutted plans established in 2012 to make the nation's fleet o...
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RFA slams EPA and DOT for ignoring ethanol in vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation issued final regulations for 2021-2026 vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, the final rule ignores the input of automakers, ethanol producers, farmers, environmental groups, retailers and others who called on the agencies to establish a pathway in the rule for transitioning to high-octane low carbon liquid fuels. In response to hundreds of comments call...
Tags: Washington, Policy, Epa, RFA, Department Of Transportation, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Fuels Association, FFV, Geoff Cooper


United States: Taking Into Account Salary History In Setting Pay - Debevoise & Plimpton

The Ninth Circuit recently held for the second time in Rizo v. Yovino that, under the federal Equal Pay Act (the "EPA"), prior salary history cannot be used by employers to justify sex-based pay differentials.
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In response to COVID-19, EPA announces sweeping relaxation of environmental rules

Last Thursday, the EPA announced a drastic relaxation of environmental rules, granting factories and power plants, among others, the authority to decide for themselves if they can meet legally required reporting of their air and water pollution. The decision to relax the regulations was made after a number of businesses requested a pass on environmental […] The post In response to COVID-19, EPA announces sweeping relaxation of environmental rules appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
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Morning Headlines: DeWine Weighs Extending Stay-At-Home Order; Ohio COVID-19 Cases Exceed 2,000

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, April 1: DeWine weighs extending stay-at-home order; State distributes protective gear to health care workers; Akron implements more cost-cutting moves; Cleveland confirms 10 more cases of COVID-19; Parma rehab center reportedly has a COVID-19 "cluster"; Trump designates Ohio as 'major disaster' area; Cuyahoga County jail warden in self-isolation; Ohio EPA prohibits water shutoffs during outbreak; Cuyahoga Co. opens small business resource center; U...
Tags: Ohio, Epa, Cleveland, Hobby Lobby, Parma, Akron, Cuyahoga County, Trump, State, Mike DeWine, DeWine, University of Akron, Metro Parks, Cuyahoga Co, COVID


US briefing: Trump's sombre warning, 'silent' carriers and EPA rollback

Wednesday’s top story: president predicts ‘painful two weeks’ amid forecasts of 240,000 US coronavirus deaths. Plus, a zoologist’s view of Tiger KingGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
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A cost-analysis of going back to work vs. California’s stay-at-home policy

First with a tweet, then a news conference and interviews, President Donald Trump showed that he is considering trading American lives in the coronavirus pandemic for a healthier economy:  “We can’t have the cure be worse than the problem.” The pushback to Trump’s statements was swift, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying that if the public must choose between public health and the economy, Americans will choose the former.  Others, including Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow rushed to Trump...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Epa, Bill, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Stanford University, Trump, Capitol, Larry Kudlow, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, Guest Commentary


There’s no need to stockpile water during coronavirus pandemic

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, worried consumers have been snapping up bottled water as soon as it hits grocery store shelves. As leaders at the Water Replenishment District, the public agency that provides 50 percent of the tap water used by four million residents in 43 cities of LA County, we understand the public’s concern. In times of crisis, fearful people stockpile water. But the public’s fears are largely unwarranted. Consumers don’t need to stand in line to buy expensive bottled wat...
Tags: California, Cdc, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Epa, Bill, LA County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA, California State Water Board, WRD, Guest Commentary, COVID, Vera Robles DeWitt


EPA blasts media for misreporting its COVID-19 policies

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says its mission is to protect human health and the environment, and during this time of unprecedented public health concerns, that mission is even more critical. On March 26, EPA released a  temporary policy  regarding the agency’s enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary policy is not a license to pollute, it claims. The EPA has “strongly encourage(d) the press to actually read EPA’s T...
Tags: Washington, Ap, Policy, New York Times, Epa, U S Environmental Protection Agency, The Hill, COVID-19


FEMA Sends Ambulances To NYC As Hundreds Of First Responders Are Sidelined With COVID

New York City’s first responders are receiving some back-up from the federal government, the city announced Tuesday, as the number of emergency medical calls continues to break records with each passing day. As of Tuesday morning, more than 50 of the back-up ambulances were already in the city’s 911 system and responding to calls, FDNY spokesperson Frank Dwyer told TPM. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, the partnership with FEMA will bring, in total, “250 more ambulances and approxi...
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Coronavirus in Crowded Spaces: How Apartments and Communities Could Help Lessen Spread

As the coronavirus crisis develops and its scope widens, community concerns have sprung up, especially in residential spaces. Because of the “cluster” nature of the virus, communities must not only protect residents, but also limit public spread, both on the part of the property—whether an association or board, developer or owner—and residents and tenants. Any community is susceptible, from apartments to communities for retirees, and areas with dense high-rises, like New York City. Addressing cl...
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Ohio EPA Prohibits Water Shutoffs During Pandemic, State Reports 55 Deaths from COVID-19

The Ohio EPA has signed an order that prohibits water shutoffs across the state during the coronavirus pandemic. "This will help us assure that as many people as possible have safe water during the state of emergency," DeWine said. The order will also allow residents to have water services reinstated if they've had it shut off since Jan. 1, 2020. Ohioans will have to reach out their providers to get their water turned back on. [Author: Lydia Taylor]
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Gas War: EPA and DOT Release Final Draft of Fuel Rollback

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their final version of the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rules on Tuesday. This will establish new targets for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and emissions standards for passenger vehicles from the 2021-2026 model years and just in the […] The post Gas War: EPA and DOT Release Final Draft of Fuel Rollback appeared first on ...
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Trump administration to release final rule on mileage rollback

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and TOM KRISHER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States’ biggest efforts against climate change. The Trump administration is expected to release a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026. The change — making good on the rollback after two years of Trump threatening and fighting states and a fa...
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Administration to release final rule on mileage rollback

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.The Trump administration is expected to release a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026. The change — making good on the rollback after two years of Trump threatening and fighting states and a faction of automakers that opposed...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, California, Washington, France, White House, Barack Obama, United States, Epa, Volkswagen, Donald Trump, Detroit, Environmental Protection Agency, Cabinet


Here are disinfectants for use against the coronavirus

Thanks to COVID-19, we’ve never had to wash our hands more and spring cleaning is even more important. It’s not easy being clean The COVID-19 virus is about 10,000 times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. How long it can linger on surfaces is not certain. A new analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the virus can remain viable in the air for up to 3 hours, on copper for up to 4 hours, on cardboard up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel u...
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Higher serum EPA levels from prescription fish oil associated with lower cardiovascular events

Higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) found in the blood—and not a decrease in triglyceride levels as originally thought—appear to explain the striking reductions in cardiovascular events and deaths seen among people taking 4 grams daily of the prescription fish oil, icosapent ethyl, according to findings from a REDUCE-IT substudy presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology
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EPA uses COVID-19 as excuse for bailing out refineries

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency does not intend to unilaterally revisit or rescind any previously granted small refinery exemptions issued for prior compliance years. As noted in the temporary policy on COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Assurance Program, EPA is focused on protecting our employees and ensuring continued protection of public health and the environment from acute or imminent threats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, investigating and initia...
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EPA Science Panel Plows Ahead with Toxic Chemical’s Review, Despite Coronavirus Crisis

Under White House pressure, the EPA ordered the expert review panel to ignore the conclusions of its own scientists that the widely used solvent causes fetal heart defects.
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