greenhouse gas

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, Fuel

Report Urges Trucking Regulators to Evaluate Fuel-Efficiency, GHG Emissions Standards

Trucks fuel up at a Pilot Flying J Drivers fuel their trucks at a Pilot Flying J in Shepherdsville, Ky. Improving fuel efficiency is an important step in meeting climate goals, the National Academy of Sciences report said. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A new study by the National Academy of Sciences urges federal regulators to conduct an “interim evaluation” of the federal medium- and heavy-duty truck Phase 2 greenhouse gas and economy rule with an eye toward more stringent standards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Plans to End Methane Curbs That Oil Companies Want to Keep

Activists demonstrate outside BP headquarters in Denver on Nov. 14, 2018 Activists from ProgressNow Colorado, grassroots organizations and stakeholders join forces to demonstrate outside the headquarters of BP in Denver on Nov. 14, 2018. (Associated Press/David Zalubowski)

The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they don’t want the relief.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2019

Panama Canal Does Some Good for Environment While Upending Historic Trade Routes

Scott Ableman/Flickr

Fresh from a $5.25 billion, nine-year expansion that’s upending decades-old trade routes, it turns out the Panama Canal is also doing a little good for the planet.

Jess Shankleman | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017

New Rule Might Force Global Shipping Industry to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The trillion-dollar global shipping industry may soon be forced to curb greenhouse gas emissions under new rules backed by the European Union and China.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017
Business, Equipment

Strick to Add Its Own Features to Trailers to Comply With Phase 2 GHG Mandates

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Strick Trailers will begin offering trailers that it has loaded with features that comply with Phase 2 greenhouse gas mandates intended to make trailers more fuel-efficient.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

OOIDA Asks Court to Review Calif. GHG Truck Regs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked an appeals court to review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency waiver allowing California regulators to proceed with enforcement of the state’s strict greenhouse gas-emissions reduction rule for heavy-duty trucks based or doing business in California.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2014
Business, Fuel, Government

DTNA Concerned About Added Costs from Federal Greenhouse-Gas Rule

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A senior compliance engineer for Daimler Trucks North America told a group of maintenance technicians and executives that the truck maker has concerns about the federal government’s possible added costs and testing plans that could be included in the Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency proposed rule due for publication next spring.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2014