Josh Goldman

Senior policy and legal analyst, Clean Vehicles

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Josh Goldman is a senior policy and legal analyst, managing legislative and regulatory campaigns to help develop and advance policies that reduce U.S. oil use. See Josh's full bio.

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Drivers Show Their Love for Electric Vehicles

[UPDATE 3/8/2018, 12:23pm: We’ve included additional social media posts showing people’s love for EVs, and our Twitter Moment at the bottom of the page]

[UPDATE 3/1/2018, 11:36 am: Did you buy an electric vehicle (EV) in 2017 and install a home charger? If so, you can now claim a tax credit of up to $1,000, or claim up to $30,000 if you installed EV equipment for a business – but just for 2017! This credit is not currently available for 2018 or beyond. Here’s the IRS form.]

This past Valentine’s Day, we asked electric vehicle (EV) drivers to tell us what they love most about driving an EV. The responses were overwhelmingly positive. That shouldn’t be too surprising considering that there are a multitude of reasons why EVs are simply a better product than gas vehicles, including the fact that they are cheaper and cleaner to operate. If you want to get in on this #EVLove, just send your story via Twitter or Facebook with the #EVLove hashtag. Here are some of my favorites responses so far. Read more >

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Toyota Cries Over Climate Change While Their Trade Groups Cry Over Climate Policy

Don’t be fooled by this ad Toyota is running during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Read more >

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Court To Decide Fate Of EPA’s Chemical Disaster Rule

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging a 20-month delay EPA Administrator Pruitt put on standards designed to prevent accidents at facilities that use or store hazardous chemicals. On March 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hold a public oral hearing on this case, which pits environmental justice communities, scientists, public health advocates, and others against the EPA – whose very mission is to protect public health.

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Top Clean Cars and Trucks of 2018

Looking for the most fuel-efficient SUV or pickup truck? Some of the cleanest cars you can buy today are powered by electricity. Although the emissions of an electric vehicle (EV) varies depending on where it is plugged in, the average EV sold in the U.S. produces the emissions equivalent of a gas vehicle that gets 73 MPG, and over 70 percent of Americans live in an area where driving an EV results in fewer emissions than a 50 MPG gas-powered vehicle Read more >

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UCS Sues to Stop EPA from Kicking Independent Experts Off Advisory Boards

The Union of Concerned Scientists and Protect Democracy – a legal non-profit dedicated to preventing our democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government – have teamed up to challenge EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s directive that would ban anyone from serving on EPA advisory boards if they receive EPA grant funding. Under the guise of improving advisory board balance, Pruitt is using this directive to populate advisory boards with industry-funded scientists and state government officials who have made a career fighting federal regulations. The EPA Science Advisory Board, for example, now includes fourteen new members who consult or work for the fossil fuel or chemical industries, which gave Pruitt nearly $320,000 for his campaigns in Oklahoma as a state senator and attorney general. Read more >

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