Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Pollution Worsened in 2018 Because of Two Overlooked Sectors, Research Suggests

Pollution Robyn Beck/Associated Press

In the debate over climate change, the heaviest polluters — think: power plants, trucks and cars — get the most attention from policymakers. New research suggests a broader view might be called for.

Eric Roston | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Chevron Agrees to $160 Million Upgrade, Fines to End Pollution Probe

Chevron facility Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials said Oct. 24 that Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay a nearly $3 million fine and spend $160 million on environmental improvements and upgrading oil refineries to resolve allegations the company violated pollution laws.

Associated Press
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Plan to Roll Back Fuel Standards to Get Second Hearing

Rollback protester Paul Gipe protests the proposed rollback in Fresno, Calif. (Gary Kazanjian/AP)

FRESNO, Calif. — The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back national fuel-economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health.

Sudhin Thanawala | Associated Press
September 25, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Eases Methane Rules as Colorado Says State’s Regulations Work

Colorado says it doesn't need new methane rules Natural gas is burned off near pumps. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

DENVER — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support.

Dan Elliott | Associated Press
August 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Toyota Plans Hydrogen Fuel Cell Plant at Long Beach

Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. is building the first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. The facility will use biowaste from California’s farms to generate water, electricity and hydrogen.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

There’s Now a Vessel That Produces Zero Pollution

The Hydroville passenger shuttle. Cie. Maritime Belge SA

Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without emissions.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017

Poll Shows Majority of Americans Think Vehicles Contribute to Air Pollution

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

More than three-quarters of Americans said they think cars and trucks are contributing factors to air pollution, according to a poll by the Natural Resources Defense Council published Aug. 4.

Transport Topics
August 5, 2016