Matthew Daly

Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Industry Says Granholm Meeting Sends ‘Positive Signal’

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with executives from Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Marathon and Phillips 66. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — A meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss lowering gas prices and boosting domestic oil supplies was constructive, but did not produce a major breakthrough, groups representing the oil industry and refiners said June 23.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
June 23, 2022
Government, Safety

Biden Restores Broad Review of Infrastructure Projects

Pipeline used to carry crude oil A pipeline used to carry crude oil. (Jim Mone/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines that were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
April 19, 2022
Government, Fuel

California’s Power to Set Auto Emissions Rules Restored

Interstate 405, the San Diego Freeway, is seen next to Los Angeles International Airport Interstate 405, the San Diego Freeway, is seen next to Los Angeles International Airport. (Reed Saxon/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is restoring California’s authority to set its own tailpipe pollution standards for cars, reversing a Trump administration policy and likely ushering in stricter emissions standards for new passenger vehicles nationwide.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
March 9, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Boosts Fuel Economy Standards to Fight Climate Change

cars on highway Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

White House Unveils Plan for EV Charging Network

White House Unveils Plan for EV Charging Network Vice President Kamala Harris charges an electric vehicle in one of the charging stations during her tour of the Brandywine Maintenance Facility in Prince George’s County, Md. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

The Biden administration on Dec. 13 released a federal strategy to build 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country and bring down the cost of electric cars with the goal of transforming the U.S. auto industry.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 13, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Exxon CEO Denies Spreading Climate Change Disinformation

Exxon CEO Denies Spreading Climate Change Disinformation Darren Woods, CEO of ExxonMobil testifies via video conference during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the role of fossil fuel companies in climate change, Thursday, Oct. 28. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

ExxonMobil’s chief executive said Oct. 28 that his company “does not spread disinformation regarding climate change,” as he and other oil company chiefs countered congressional allegations the industry concealed evidence about the dangers of global warming.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 28, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

White House Restoring Environmental Reviews Trump Nixed

A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb. A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb., in January of 2020. Large projects like pipelines and highways will again be subject to environmental review under the White House plan. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental rollback, President Joe Biden is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. The reviews were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Democrats Call Oil Giants to Testify on Climate Campaign

Democrats Call Oil Giants to Testify on Climate Campaign Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Congressional Democrats are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industrywide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
September 16, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Granholm: Fuel Crisis Is Near Its End

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm by Evan Vucci/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the nation is “over the hump” on gas shortages following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
May 15, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden to Pledge Halving Greenhouse Gases by 2030

Biden Biden speaks at a past press conference. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
April 21, 2021

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