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Md. joins lawsuit over federal plan to scrap car emission standards (access required)

California and 16 other states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday.

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U.S. sues VW over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions in fines for clean air violations. The civil complaint against the German ...

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Germany’s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles (access required)

BERLIN  — Germany’s Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal investigation has revealed “unexplained inconsistencies” in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 of its vehicles — a ...

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Maryland has 10th-most number of VWs involved in U.S. emissions scandal (access required)

Volkswagen AG, the world’s top-selling carmaker, has admitted that some 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software at the center of a U.S. emissions scandal. The company has acknowledged that it intentionally installed software programmed to switch ...

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Maryland officials reviewing Obama’s greenhouse gas limits (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama’s plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan released Monday. Ben Grumbles, ...

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Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in Md., 12 other states (access required)

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, ...

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