PUBLISHED JUN 7, 2019

Skimm This: Emissions Rules, Robocallers, and the Women’s World Cup

It’s June 7th. Happy Friday. Today, we Skimm’d This:


  • Automakers wrote President Trump a letter asking him to tighten rules about pollution. But just a couple of years ago, they asked him to loosen them. Which he did. So why’s the auto industry shifting into reverse? We’ll break it down.

  • The Federal Communications Commission knows when that hotline bling… it’s often a robo-caller. So today, they passed new rules to let carriers block spam calls automatically. We’ll tell you what that could mean for you.

  • Members of the US women’s soccer team are going for the gold – and the green – at the World Cup.

  • NASA wants to help send you out of this world. For a casual $50 million.


theSkimm: Major automakers wrote a letter to two of their pen pals: President Trump and CA Gov. Gavin Newsom. They’re asking them to, pretty please, compromise on emissions standards. Before it’s too late. We’ll tell you why the auto industry wants to pump the brakes. Meanwhile, the FCC passed new rules that could make your hotline bling a little less. Because robocallers. Also on today’s episode: the Women’s World Cup kicks today, and NASA hopes your weekend is out of this world.

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