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U.S. automakers may not have to reach fuel efficiency standards that were set during President Obama's administration, as the Environmental Protection Agency says it's reopening a review of the rules.

President Trump is expected to make that announcement Wednesday in meetings with auto industry executives and workers in Michigan.

In Washington, a senior White House official said the president wants to "set standards that are technologically feasible, economically feasible and allow the auto industry to grow and create jobs."

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One of the Trump Administration’s first actions was to freeze all grants issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The freeze only lasted about a week. But as Glynis Board of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports it brought attention -- and uncertainty -- to an EPA program that has pumped billions of dollars into the region.

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  When the legislature reconvenes next month, one of the bills lawmakers will be considering is a measure that could change Kentucky’s regulatory landscape. And experts say the changes could be particularly problematic for the state’s environmental regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Fiat Chrysler violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing and failing to disclose software in some 104,000 cars and trucks that alters emissions.

The automaker was required by law to disclose the software to regulators during the certification process but did not do so, the EPA announced Thursday. While the agency is still investigating the nature of these devices, it said the software results in increased emissions of nitrogen oxides.

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  President-Elect Donald Trump has said he will revoke numerous federal regulations when he takes office, including the Obama administration’s rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But while Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency may choose to turn a blind eye when it comes to enforcing the standard, getting rid of the Clean Power Plan entirely may be easier said than done.

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An organization representing student environmental groups across the Commonwealth has called on Senators to reject President-elect Trump’s pick to lead the EPA.  

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The U.S. Appeals Court in Washington will hear arguments Tuesday in the case West Virginia versus the EPA, challenging the federal Clean Power Plan. That’s the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s attempt to limit carbon emissions from power plants. 

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new report says some Kentuckians could be drinking a cancer-causing chemical called chromium-6.

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Coal-producing states are preparing for arguments next month in the federal appeals court case known as West Virginia v. EPA, challenging the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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An Illinois agency will soon collect used tires from abandoned properties and rural roads in an effort to reduce the risk of illnesses carried by some mosquitoes.

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