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

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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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Advisory Board to Review Science Behind the Agency’s Glider Truck Rule Repeal Proposal

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

An Environmental Protection Agency advisory board is reviewing the quality and relevance of scientific and technical information used to justify repealing an Obama administration regulation that limits the production of glider trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Critics Contend EPA Can’t Keep Prior Fuel Economy Data in Its Blind Spot

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Lawsuits over EPA’s April fuel economy determination are more than just a pre-emptive strike, challengers say: They’re an effort to force the agency to consider thousands of pages of its own data as it considers weakening emissions limits for passenger cars.

Abby Smith | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2018
Government, Business

EPA Moves to Cut Obama-Era Fuel-Efficiency Standards

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The Trump administration announced that fuel-efficiency regulations for cars and light trucks are too stringent and must be revised, formally beginning a process sought by the U.S. auto industry to rollback anti-pollution targets.

April 2, 2018

Trump to Cite Cost, Safety for Auto Emissions Rollback, Sources Say

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The Trump administration will argue that the high cost of meeting Obama-era fuel economy standards discourages motorists from trading in less-efficient vehicles, as it sets about weakening the rules, said people familiar with the discussions.

March 30, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

California, Trump Administration on Collision Course Over Auto Rules

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California and the Trump administration are on a collision course over auto-efficiency regulations that could lead the White House to deploy the nuclear option: revoking the state’s cherished power to set its own limits on air pollution.

March 14, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Tailpipe Standards

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The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator signaled a coming showdown with California, warning the state won’t dictate the future of ambitious automobile fuel economy regulations enacted by the Obama administration.

March 13, 2018