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AP Fact Check: Biden overstates UAW support for electric cars

Posted in REVIEWS on September 8, 2021
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DETROIT — President Joe Biden glossed over important details and oversimplified the facts in a boast about support from the United Auto Workers union for his effort to dramatically increase sales of electric vehicles by decade's end. In remarks Wednesday in which he praised labor's role in combating climate change, Biden failed to say that UAW did not endorse the EV targets he set in an executive order signed last month. The union's support is Read More »

Senate passes $550 billion infrastructure plan in bipartisan win for Biden

Posted in REVIEWS on August 10, 2021
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The Senate passed a $550 billion infrastructure plan that would represent the biggest burst of spending on U.S. public works in decades, sending the legislation to the House where its fate is in the hands of the fractious Democratic caucus. The bipartisan 69-30 vote Tuesday marked a significant victory for President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. It was a breakthrough that has eluded Congress and presidents for years, despite both parties calling infrastructure a priority and Read More »

Inflation risk or profit engine? High car prices are both

Posted in REVIEWS on August 10, 2021
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Early this year, Brian Benstock, a Honda and Acura dealer in New York City, convinced his banker it would be smart to buy more vehicles than he could fit onto his parking lot. The bet has paid off. Popular SUV models are getting snatched up by customers as soon as they reach his dealership. Automakers cannot build new ones fast enough because of semiconductor shortages. Like his peers, Benstock is in the happy position of Read More »

At a glance: Joe Biden's new zero-emission vehicle goal, fuel economy rules

Posted in REVIEWS on August 8, 2021
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President Joe Biden grins as he drives a Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. (Getty) DETROIT — President Joe Biden wants to erase Donald Trump's rollback of automobile pollution and fuel economy standards. He proposed new rules Thursday and unveiled a non-binding deal with most automakers to have electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen-electric vehicles make up half of their U.S. sales by 2030. The moves are part Read More »

Biden seeks automakers' pledge for 40% of sales to be electric by 2030

Posted in REVIEWS on July 29, 2021
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President Joe Biden drives the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup. (Reuters) WASHINGTON — The White House is negotiating to have automakers pledge that 40% or more of the vehicles they sell in the U.S. will be electric by the end of the decade, something the companies say will require the government to help promote the use of the cars. UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg said the union is in discussions with the White House and automakers Read More »

Exclusive: Biden mileage rule to exceed Obama climate goals

Posted in REVIEWS on July 28, 2021
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WASHINGTON — In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years, according to industry and government officials briefed on the plan. He's then aiming for even tougher anti-pollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge 40% of U.S. drivers into electric vehicles by decade’s end. The proposed rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Read More »

Toyota PAC cuts off money to lawmakers who fought Biden election certification

Posted in REVIEWS on July 8, 2021
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DETROIT — Toyota has reversed itself and now says its political action committee will no longer contribute to the Republican legislators who voted against certifying Joe Biden's presidential election victory. The move by the Japanese automaker comes after a social media backlash over the contributions, including threats to stop buying the company's vehicles. “We understand that the PAC decision to support select members of Congress who contested the results troubled some stakeholders,” Toyota said in Read More »

Biden's and bipartisan senators' infrastructure deal at a glance

Posted in REVIEWS on June 24, 2021
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President Joe Biden speaks with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Thursday outside the White House. Pictured are, from left, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Portman, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Biden, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah. (AP) WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and top White House officials hailed a bipartisan, preliminary infrastructure agreement as proof that Washington — and even American democracy Read More »

Biden says he's struck a bipartisan infrastructure deal

Posted in REVIEWS on June 24, 2021
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President Joe Biden said he’s reached a tentative deal with a group of Democratic and Republican senators on a bipartisan, $579 billion five-year infrastructure plan that would fulfill one of his top priorities. “We have a deal,” Biden told reporters after the senators presented their agreement to him at the White House. He said the bill would move alongside separate legislation that would spend trillions more on what he called “human infrastructure” that the GOP Read More »

Keystone XL oil pipeline canceled

Posted in REVIEWS on June 9, 2021
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BILLINGS, Mont. — The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline said Wednesday it is pulling the plug on the contentious project after Canadian officials failed to persuade President Joe Biden to reverse his cancellation of its permit on the day he took office. Calgary-based TC Energy said it would work with government agencies “to ensure a safe termination of and exit from” the partially built line, which was to transport crude from the Read More »

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