The Trump administration announced Thursday that it is revoking California’s waiver to issue its own vehicle emission standards. California’s Clean Air Act waiver was issued by the Obama administration in 2013 and allowed the state to set emission requirements for new automobiles sold in the state independent of the federal EPA’s promulgated requirements. Since automakers [...]

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Nearly 50,000 autoworkers began to strike Monday after General Motors (GM) failed to reach an agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement with the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) labor union. Union members voted to authorize the strike in early September, with 96 percent of the ballots cast in favor [...]

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Courts in England and Northern Ireland have rejected challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament, both holding that the act was a political matter in which the courts could not intervene. An English court released a full judgment on Wednesday for a decision rendered last week, stating that reviewing the [...]

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On Wednesday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament with permission from Queen Elizabeth II, putting the body into recess until less than three weeks before the October 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson suspended parliament in a process called prorogation wherein the prime minister may request that the current monarch suspend Parliament without dissolving it. A [...]

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