Ellen Knickmeyer

Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trump Proposes Sweeping Rollback of Environmental Oversight

Environmental Regulation Pipelines run near oil storage tanks at the Enbridge Inc. Cushing storage terminal in Cushing, Okla. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump on Jan. 9 proposed rolling back enforcement of a landmark environmental law — reducing federal oversight of many major projects, from pipelines to commercial development — to speed the approval process.

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
January 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Watchdog Faults Rushed EPA Rulemaking on Glider Trucks

Fitzgerald glider kit in a Peterbilt 389 A Fitzgerald glider kit installed in a Peterbilt 389. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration rushed to exempt glider trucks from clean air rules without conducting a federally mandated study on how it would impact public health, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general said Dec. 5.

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
December 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Schumer Proposes $462 Billion Car Swap — Gas for Electric

Chuck Schumer Chuck Schumer by Patrick Semansky/AP

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade.

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
October 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Challenged Administration’s Safety Projections From Mileage Freeze

A car tailpipe Rick Bowmer/AP

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration’s rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal actually would increase U.S. highway deaths.

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
August 15, 2018