Government, Business, Safety

CARB Ahead of EPA in Bid to Establish NOx Rule for Heavy Trucks

Route 99 in Fresno, Calif. State Route 99 in Fresno, Calif. CARB is presenting its own NOx rule to its board as soon as this spring. (Gary Kazanjian/Associated Press)

More than a year ago, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced the agency’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative, an effort to work closely with the California Air Resources Board to develop a more stringent “harmonized” nitrogen oxide-emissions rule for heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

EPA Honors 30 ATA Members for SmartWay Excellence

Sarah Dunham, EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality Cheryl Bynum, EPA's National Program Manager, congratulates SmartWay award recipients at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Thirty American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award at the federation’s Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Wants to Revoke California Auto Regulation Powers

The Trump administration is preparing a plan to strip California’s authority to set tougher auto efficiency regulations than the federal government, even while agencies continue finalizing a rollback of national standards, according to people familiar with the matter.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Industry Poised to Attack as EPA Boosts Ethanol in Fuels

Ethanol Daniel Acker/ Associated Press

Oil industry foes are preparing to go to court to fight the Environmental Protection Agency regulation issued May 31 that allows year-round sales of higher-ethanol E15 gasoline nationwide.

May 31, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Rushed Ethanol Plan so Trump Could Keep Pledge, Documents Show

Ethanol Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News

After President Donald Trump promised Iowa voters he would unleash high-ethanol gasoline, his administration fast-tracked a plan to lift summertime restrictions on the fuel, forgoing studies of its potential price tag and hastily ending a review of the measure.

March 28, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler for Top EPA Post

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

The country’s environmental regulatory agency has a new boss.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Trump to Nominate Andrew Wheeler for Top Job at EPA

Andrew Wheeler Wheeler (left) on stage with Trump during the White House State Leadership Day conference. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Andrew Wheeler for the administrator role at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he currently serves as acting administrator.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Honors 21 ATA Members With SmartWay Excellence Awards

AUSTIN, Texas — Twenty-one American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

16 States Join Request for Court Review of EPA’s Glider Decision

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 Fitzgerald glider kit via YouTube

Attorneys general from 16 states have joined a request that an appeals court review a decision by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials to not enforce an Obama-era regulation limiting the production of glider kit trucks to 300 units per manufacturer.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

EPW Chairman, EPA Acting Chief Andrew Wheeler Discuss Plans for Senate Hearing

Andrew Wheeler Wheeler by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The country’s top protector of the environment’s first U.S. Senate appearance should occur before the Environment and Public Works Committee, the chairman of the committee told Transport Topics on July 11.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 12, 2018