FHWA Announces Proposal for Pilot to Eliminate State-Federal Duplication of Environmental Reviews


Federal regulators have proposed a pilot program intended to eliminate duplication of the environmental review process by allowing up to five states to conduct the reviews for infrastructure projects using state law rather than federal law.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2017
Technology, Equipment

Southern California Ports Release Proposed Clean Air Action Plan Update

Port of Los Angeles Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., released their proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update as they prepare ultimately to achieve zero emissions for trucks and terminal equipment.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2017

Federal Regulators Release Speed Limiter Environmental Assessment

Federal regulators on Sept. 28 released to the public their draft environmental assessment for a proposed rule requiring that heavy-duty trucks limit their speeds.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016

Report Recommends Use of Natural Gas, Trailer Modifications to Meet Fuel Standards

Russ MacNeil for TT

Environmental regulators should develop a separate standard for natural gas vehicles when they implement the second phase of fuel-efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks, according to a study released April 3 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2014
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Environmentalists and Trucking

The word “green” today means far more than the color of money. It refers to a set of practices and positions that embrace efforts to reduce mankind’s impact on the earth’s environment.

September 23, 2013

California Asks EPA for Enforcement Approval of State’s Truck Greenhouse-Gas Regulation

California environmental regulators have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to grant the state permission to begin enforcing provisions of its heavy-duty greenhouse-gas regulation.

September 9, 2013
Government, Business

Senate Confirms Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Obama’s nominees to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Labor, news services reported.

Transport Topics
July 22, 2013
Government, Business

Senator Drops Objection to Vote on EPA Nominee

A key Republican senator said he is dropping a filibuster threat to block the nomination of Gina McCarthy to become administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2013
Government, Business

Senate Republicans Block Vote on EPA Nominee McCarthy

Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee blocked a vote on confirming Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency by boycotting a scheduled meeting Thursday to consider the nomination, Bloomberg News reported.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2013

Trucking Hails Obama’s Choice, Gina McCarthy, to Oversee EPA

President Obama has nominated Gina McCarthy, an expert on clean air regulations and no stranger to the trucking industry, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

March 11, 2013