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.
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.
A high-level U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official with responsibility for trucking policy on glider trucks, nitrogen oxide emissions and the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas rule for heavy trucks is leaving the agency amid allegations that he violated federal government ethics rules.June 26, 2019
Christopher Grundler, a top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official who has overseen a number of regulations that impact the trucking industry, has effective Aug. 4 been reassigned to head an EPA division that deals with climate change issues.June 7, 2019
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.May 20, 2019
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.May 9, 2019
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.
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 agencyJanuary 17, 2019
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.November 15, 2018
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.November 13, 2018