Environmental Protection Agency

Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Waives Some Gasoline Mandates to Address Fuel Shortage

Gas stations Seth Wenig/AP

The Biden administration lifted some environmental regulations governing the sale of gasoline in three states and the nation’s capital on May 11, as the Colonial Pipeline shutdown stretched into its fourth day, causing fuel shortages along the East Coast.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2021

New EPA Administrator Michael Regan Set to Tackle Challenges of Climate Change

Michael Regan Michael Regan was secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality before his confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call/Bloomberg News)

New EPA Administrator Michael Regan will set his sights on the challenges presented by climate change, one of the key issues highlighted by the Biden administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 12, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Changes Stand, Sides With Ethanol Industry on Biofuels

Ethanol plant An ethanol facility in Iowa in June 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

DES MOINES, Iowa — The federal government announced Feb. 22 that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted to oil refineries under President Donald Trump’s administration.

David Pitt | Associated Press
February 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Recognizes 75 Freight Industry Leaders for Environmental Performance

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored 75 carriers, logistics providers and freight shippers with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2020

House Transportation Leaders Call for Investigation Into EPA

Peter DeFazio U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio. (House T&I Committee via YouTube)

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is seeking an investigation into alleged destruction of certain records at the EPA.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

ATA: Trucking Sites Could See Big Effect From EPA Stormwater Proposal

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American Trucking Associations says fleets could feel the brunt of stormwater runoff regulation changes proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 9, 2020
Government, Business

IG Audit Shows a General Decline in EPA’s Enforcement, Monitoring Activities

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A new audit conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General has documented a general decline from fiscal years 2006 to 2018 in the EPA’s compliance monitoring activities, enforcement actions and enforcement results.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Issues Waiver to Avert Potential Summer Fuel Shortage

car refueling Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a waiver intended to avert a potential fuel shortage this summer by providing additional flexibility to the marketplace to transition from winter-grade to summer-grade blends.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2020
Government, Business

EPA Temporarily Suspends Enforcement of Environmental Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is temporarily suspending enforcement of its environmental rules, saying it will “generally not seek stipulated or other penalties for noncompliance” during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

ATA, Fuel Marketers Seek EPA Waiver of Summer Fuels Requirements

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Concerned over potential fuel shortages, American Trucking Associations and several other fuel marketing associations have sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking a waiver of summer gasoline sale requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020