Government, Business, Fuel

Real-World Mileage Standard for New Vehicles Rising

WASHINGTON — New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average about 38 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2031 in real-world driving, up from about 29 mpg this year, under new federal rules.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
June 7, 2024
Government, Business, Fuel

Senators Urge Prosecution of Alleged Oil Industry Collusion

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 22 other Democratic senators are calling on the Department of Justice to “use every tool” at its disposal to prevent and prosecute alleged collusion and price-fixing in the oil industry.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
May 30, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

25 States File Suit to Block EPA Rule on Soot Pollution

WASHINGTON — A new EPA rule that sets tougher standards for deadly soot pollution faced a barrage of legal challenges March 6, as 25 Republican-led states filed lawsuits seeking to block it.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
March 6, 2024
Government, Equipment, Safety

EPA Tightens Standards for Soot From Tailpipes, Smokestacks

The Biden administration is setting tougher standards for soot pollution, saying that reducing fine particle matter from industrial sources could prevent thousands of deaths a year.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
February 7, 2024
Government, Safety

Senate Approves Joe Goffman to Lead EPA Air Pollution Office

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved Joe Goffman to lead the EPA's air pollution office just as the agency is set to finalize rules over emissions from power plants and cars and trucks.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
February 1, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Awards $623 Million to Build EV Charging Network

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is awarding $623 million in grants to help build an electric vehicle charging network across the nation.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
January 11, 2024
Government, Business, Fuel

FTC Opens Inquiry of Chevron-Hess Merger

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Chevron’s acquisition of Hess oil company, the second inquiry the independent agency has opened recently of a major oil industry merger.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 11, 2023
Government, Technology

House GOP Votes to Block EPA Tailpipe Emissions Rule

House Republicans approved a bill Dec. 6 to block strict new tailpipe pollution limits proposed by the Biden administration, calling the plan a back-door mandate for electric vehicles.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 7, 2023
Government, Safety, Fuel

US Announces New Emissions-Curbing Methane Rule at COP28

The Biden administration on Dec. 2 issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions, targeting the U.S. oil and natural gas industry for its role in global warming.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 4, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Proposed EV Tax Rules Could Make Full Credit Harder to Get

The departments of Treasury and Energy proposed new rules Dec. 1 that could make it harder for electric vehicles to qualify for a full $7,500 federal tax credit.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 1, 2023