Matthew Daly

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
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Senate Confirms EV Proponent Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a nomination hearing on Jan. 27. (Grame Jennings/Pool via AP)

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Feb. 25 to be President Joe Biden’s energy secretary. The vote was 64-35.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Loses $2.2 Billion in 3 Months as Virus Woes Persist

Louis DeJoy accepts Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in 2017. Louis DeJoy, the new Postmaster General, accepts Elon University's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in March 2017. (Kim Walker/Elon University via Associated Press)

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 billion over two years.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
August 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

House OKs $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan That Impacts HOS, Insurance

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a recent press conference. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan July 1 to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, while also delaying implementation of hours-of-service revisions and increasing liability insurance minimums.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Lifts Sales Restrictions on Gasoline With High Ethanol Blend

President Trump in Iowa President Donald Trump in Iowa Oct. 9. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 10, 2018