Government, Business, Equipment

Senate Panel Probes Carmakers’ Ties to Forced Labor in China

The Senate Finance Committee is launching an investigation into whether major automakers such as Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Tesla Inc. are using parts made with forced labor from the Xinjiang region of China.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2022
Government, Technology

USPS Delivery Trucks Are Going Electric

The U.S. Postal Service will spend nearly $10 billion for new electric vehicles in a push to make its mail delivery fleet more environmentally friendly.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
December 20, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Railroads Wind Down Hazardous Shipments Amid Strike Risk

U.S. railroads have begun curtailing shipments of hazardous chemicals ahead of a potential nationwide strike by workers, according to a major trade group representing oil refiners and petrochemical companies.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Administration Urges Fuel Export Cuts to Restock Northeast

The Biden administration is warning refiners that it may take “emergency measures” to address fuel exports as stockpiles of gasoline and diesel fuel remain near historically low levels in the Northeast.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Sen. Joe Manchin Says EV Tax Credit Bonus Is Gone From Spending Bill

Senate Democrats have scrapped a $4,500 bonus tax credit for electric vehicles made with domestic union labor that was opposed by Sen. Joe Manchin as they seek to wrap up negotiations on a spending deal.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

White House Eyes Restarting Idle Refineries

The Biden administration is reaching out to the oil industry to inquire about restarting shuttered refineries, as the White House scrambles to address record-high gasoline prices that are setting off political alarm bells ahead of the midterm elections.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

House Panels Have Mixed Success Getting Oil Execs to Appear

Executives from major oil companies will participate in a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing next week on skyrocketing gasoline prices, but another House panel didn't have as much success getting witnesses to agree to appear.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

US Unveils Battery Strategy in West Virginia to Ease Coal Loss

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Sen. Joe Manchin on March 18 announced a program to develop lithium batteries in the U.S. as part of a broader strategy to help Appalachia amid a transition from coal.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 18, 2022
Government, Fuel

Review Sought on USPS Decision to Buy Gas-Powered Trucks

House Democrats are asking the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general to investigate the agency’s decision to replace its mail-truck fleet with almost all gasoline-powered models, a move that paved the way for a contract with Wisconsin military truck maker Oshkosh Corp. worth as much as $6 billion.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Dems Scrutinize Abandoned Offshore Oil Equipment

House Democrats began making the case Oct. 14 for stricter regulation of thousands of abandoned wells, platforms and pipelines off the U.S. coasts following one of the biggest offshore spills in California in nearly 30 years.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2021