Environmental Protection Agency


EPA Aims to Accelerate Environmental Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency's goal is to make all permit decisions — approval or disapproval — in six months. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stepped up its efforts to mitigate delays in the permitting process for environmental infrastructure projects, Administrator Andrew Wheeler said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2019
Government, Equipment

White House Nonresponsive to EPA Inspector General Requests on Glider Truck Audit

Glider truck They have long been the target of criticism by environmental groups, truck manufacturers and segments of the trucking industry since the kits’ older engines do not meet federal emissions standards. (Elkhorn Valley Trucks)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General has complained that a delay by the White House in responding to information requests is undermining an audit of the Trump administration’s attempt to repeal an Obama-era rule limiting production of heavy-polluting glider trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2019

Andrew Wheeler, Nicole Nason Nominations Advance to Senate Floor

Andrew Wheeler Andrew Wheeler appears before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Jan. 16. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

President Donald Trump’s picks to lead the country’s environmental policies and oversee the surface transportation network advanced to the Senate floor Feb. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA’s Andrew Wheeler Gets Mixed Reviews at Confirmation Hearing

Andrew Wheeler Andrew Wheeler appears before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Jan. 16. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Characterizations of Andrew Wheeler’s tenure as acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fell mostly along party lines during his confirmation hearing to lead the agency

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2019

Editorial: Cleaning the Air While Easing the Rules

The notion that federal regulators could in one proposal move to strengthen clean-air standards while deregulating certain engine-related rules might seem counterintuitive, but it’s precisely what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set out to do.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

EPA Plans to Review Nitrogen Oxide Emissions Standard for Heavy Trucks

truck exhaust caseywest/Flickr

WASHINGTON — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced Nov. 13 they have begun an environmental review to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from heavy-duty truck engines.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

EPA to Study Financial Implications of Maritime Emissions Rules

Cargo ship spewing black smoke A large cargo ship heads for port spewing black smoke. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a study of the potential economic impact forthcoming regulations that require shipping vessels to burn cleaner fuel might have on other transportation sectors, including trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 7, 2018
Government, Business

Pruitt’s Exit Prompts Lawmakers, Industry to Shift Spotlight to Acting EPA Chief

EPA building Getty Images

The end of Scott Pruitt’s run as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was announced July 5, and has members of Congress and stakeholders already focusing on his successor. EPA deputy administrator Andrew Wheeler was tapped to take on the role of acting chief starting July 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns

Pruitt Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a deluge of damaging revelations about his spending, travel and a condo rental that prompted Republican lawmakers to distance themselves and question his continued effectiveness.

Jennifer A Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

EPA to Issue Rulemaking Repealing Phase 2 Rule for Glider Kits

GHG truck with gliders GHG truck with gliders by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The EPA has notified the Office of Management and Budget the agency intends to issue a proposed rule repealing the greenhouse gas Phase 2 emissions requirement for glider vehicles, glider engines and glider kits.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017