Environmental Protection Agency

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
Government, Business, Safety

EPA Proposes Tougher Rules to Monitor Runoff at Transportation Facilities

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The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on proposed changes aimed at expanding and strengthening its permitting authority to regulate activities at motor freight transportation facilities, and other industrial sectors, that are often exposed to stormwater runoff.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Sets Final Rule for 2021 Biomass-Based Diesel Requirement

Driver unloads corn at a refining facility in Iowa A driver unloads corn at a refining facility in Jewell, Iowa. The 2020 volume requirement for biomass-based diesel was about 170 million gallons higher than in 2019. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the final rule that sets the biomass-based diesel statutory minimum requirement at 2.43 billion gallons for 2021, the same level as the 2020 requirement.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 5, 2020