Environmental Protection Agency

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Seeks Comment for Cleaner Trucks Initiative

Andrew Wheeler Andrew Wheeler by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

MARSHALL, Va. — Federal environmental regulators on Jan. 6 announced a call for public input to assist with the development of new guidance for emissions standards targeting commercial vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Trump Rebuffs Corn Farmers With Status Quo on Biofuels

Corn in Illinois Corn stands in a field in Walnut, Ill. The Environmental Protection Agency will require refiners to use 20.09 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2020, a 0.85% increase over the 2019 requirement for 19.92 billion gallons. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration on Dec. 19 set relatively flat quotas for plant-based fuels in 2020, rebuffing ethanol and biodiesel allies who said the targets don’t do enough to support the industry.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Threatens California Highway Funding Over Smog-Choked Skies

California Mario Tama/Bloomberg News

The Environmental Protection Agency notified California in a letter Sept. 24 that it has failed to file complete plans for fighting conventional air pollution and may lose highway funding as punishment.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA to Strip California’s Car Emissions Authority

California Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration will announce it is rescinding California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles at an event at the EPA’s Washington headquarters Sept. 18, according to people familiar with the matter.

Ari Natter and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Trump Administration Poised to Pull California’s Clean-Car Power

Tesla being charged A Tesla Model S charges at the Tesla Tejon Ranch Supercharger in Lebec, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

The Trump administration has decided to advance a plan to strip California of its power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles on its own.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Seeks to Abandon Regulation of Methane Leaks From Oil Wells

Methane Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is seeking to abandon regulations designed to stop methane leaks from oil and gas wells, a move opposed not just by environmentalists but even some energy companies that worry that it will undermine the appeal of natural gas as climate-friendly fuel.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2019
Business, Top 100

Shippers Turn to Transportation to Reduce Emissions

Smithfield Bacon Truck Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor, has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint. (Smithfield Foods Inc.)

In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, many companies are adopting more sustainable transportation methods to reduce their carbon footprint.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
August 26, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Plans to End Methane Curbs That Oil Companies Want to Keep

Activists demonstrate outside BP headquarters in Denver on Nov. 14, 2018 Activists from ProgressNow Colorado, grassroots organizations and stakeholders join forces to demonstrate outside the headquarters of BP in Denver on Nov. 14, 2018. (Associated Press/David Zalubowski)

The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they don’t want the relief.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Dismisses California’s Emission Compromise With Automakers

EPA Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Four major automakers reached a compromise with California’s clean-air regulator to boost fuel efficiency, a move the Trump administration dismissed as a “PR stunt” that wouldn’t affect its plans to ease mileage requirements enacted during the Obama administration.

Ryan Beene and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Defends Refinery Waivers by Noting Expanded Ethanol Sales

Ethanol Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump has cited his move to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline as farmers pressure him to dial back decisions to exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending mandates, signaling the president sees the two issues as related.

July 11, 2019

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