Matthew Daly

Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Denies Cheniere Energy Request for LNG Pollution Waiver

Cheniere LNG plant The Cheniere Energy Inc. liquefied natural gas export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 6 denied a request by Cheniere Energy, a leading U.S. producer of liquefied natural gas, to exempt two Gulf Coast plants from a federal air pollution rule.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
September 7, 2022
Government

Senate Votes to Overturn Biden Environmental Rule

Sen. Joe Manchin, trailed by reporters on Aug. 4. Sen. Joe Manchin, trailed by reporters on Aug. 4. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Aug. 4 voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
August 4, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

DOE Lends $2.5 Billion to GM Venture for EV Batteries

A sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. A sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
July 26, 2022
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

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