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
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Biden’s Rules on Clean Transportation Face a Crucial Test

WASHINGTON — Efforts by the Biden administration to limit pollution from tailpipes face a crucial test as legal challenges brought by GOP-led states head to a federal appeals court.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
September 14, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Plan to Restock Emergency Oil Reserve Put on Hold

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is delaying plans to restock the nation’s emergency oil reserve amid a price hike that has pushed oil above $80 a barrel.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
August 2, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

‘Green Bank’ Opens for Clean Energy Projects Like EV Charging

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making available $20 billion from a federal “green bank” for clean energy projects such as electric vehicle charging stations and more.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
July 14, 2023