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Court Refuses to Overturn Decision Allowing Sale of E15 Gas

Last August, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to permit the sale of 15% ethanol (E15) content in gasoline for ’01 and newer model-year cars and light trucks.

Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Introduced in Virginia

SEMA is supporting Virginia legislation, which proposes to reduce the number of license plates furnished by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to registered motor vehicles.

Feds Propose Minimum Sound Level for Electric Cars, Hybrids

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposed rule that will require hybrid and electric vehicles make a minimum level of sound in order to alert pedestrians and bicyclists of their presence.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Supports SEMA Mustang Build at 2012 SEMA Show

U.S. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) took time from her busy election-year schedule to speak at the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) breakfast and tour the 2012 SEMA Show.

SEMA-Supported Lawmakers Sworn in as New Congress Convenes

As the new year begins, new and returning members of Congress convene in Washington, D.C., to begin the 113th Congress.

Key Provisions of "Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Affecting SEMA Members

After weeks of negotiations, Congress passed legislation to avoid a series of expiring tax credits and government spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff.”

Political Division More Apparent as State Legislatures Convene in the New Year

As state legislators and governors return to their respective capitols this year, many will find themselves among political allies as each state progressively inches further from the center.

California’s Johnson Valley OHV Area Guaranteed Temporary Protection from Marine Base Expansion

Thanks to the efforts of SEMA, the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) and a coalition of other land use groups, continued off-highway vehicle (OHV) access to Johnson Valley, California, has been guaranteed for now by the U.S. Congress.

EPA Tightens Particulate Matter Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lowered by 20% the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particle pollution (PM2.5), from 15 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter averaged over a year. The EPA did not change the standard for coarse particle pollution (PM10), which remains at 150 micrograms averaged over a 24-hour period. 

SEMA Joins Forces to Repeal E15 Ethanol Mandates

SEMA has joined with a number of other trade associations to sponsor “Smarter Fuel Future,” a website intended to raise awareness about the economic and environmental threats posed by the United States’ current biofuels policy. The policy has led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to permit the sale of gasoline with 15% ethanol content (E15) in order to meet artificial demands to sell biofuels.
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