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General Motors to pay nearly $146 million for excess car emissions

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🗞️ Driving the news: General Motors will pay nearly $146 million and retire millions of compliance credits for excess emissions from nearly 6 million vehicles
• This move follows an EPA investigation revealing these vehicles emitted over 10% more CO2 than initially reported

🔭 The context: The penalty aims to enforce compliance with President Biden’s carbon dioxide emissions limits for cars
• GM will also cancel 50 million metric tons of greenhouse gas credits from the EPA and 30.6 million gas mileage credits from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Ensuring accurate emissions reporting and enforcing penalties helps reduce air pollution and protect public health
• This action underscores the importance of federal oversight in achieving climate goals

⏭️ What's next: GM will continue working towards reducing auto emissions and supporting fleet electrification goals
• The Biden administration emphasizes increased enforcement of environmental laws to safeguard air quality and public health

💬 One quote: “This demonstrates why it’s important to have laws rather than just trusting automakers who say they will make cleaner, more efficient vehicles,” said Dan Becker, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Safe Climate Transport Campaign

📈 One stat: GM will cancel 50 million metric tons of greenhouse gas credits and 30.6 million gas mileage credits as part of the settlement

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