Great Lakes, Seaway Announce ‘Green’ Corridor Initiative
Under an initiative announced at a United Nations climate gathering in November, preliminary plans are in the works for a “Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Green Shipping Corridor Network.”
Biden Restores Broad Review of Infrastructure Projects
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.
US House Panel Approves Pipeline Bills After California Oil Spill
Legislation designed to enhance the safety of offshore pipelines recently was approved by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
White House Restoring Environmental Reviews Trump Nixed
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.
UK Vows to End Sales of New Petrol, Diesel Heavy Vehicles by 2040
The U.K. will end the sale of all new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles by 2040 and ultimately decarbonize all modes of domestic transport by 2050, under government plans.
Trucking Backs Trump Proposal to Streamline Environmental Reviews for Infrastructure
The trucking industry and other stakeholders are backing a White House proposal to streamline the environmental approval process for infrastructure projects.
Proposal Advances to Deposit Port of Baltimore Dredge Spoils on Chesapeake Bay’s Barren, James Islands
A proposal is advancing to deposit dredge spoils from the Port of Baltimore onto two eroding Chesapeake Bay islands.
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.
Southern California Ports Release Proposed Clean Air Action Plan Update
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.
Report Recommends Use of Natural Gas, Trailer Modifications to Meet Fuel Standards
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.