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House to investigate fuel economy standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2011

On September 30, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a letter that the Obama administration may have violated the Administrative Procedure Act in negotiating the increase of the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 for model year 2017 through 2025 cars and light trucks

EU ship fuel standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • European Union
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  • February 19 2012

On February 16, the European Parliament's environment committee voted 4815 to follow the United State’s example and surpass International Maritime Organization standards by only permitting ships using fuel with very low levels of sulfur

OR mobile emissions toolkit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2012

The Oregon Department of Transportation launched a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Toolkit March 22 to help local jurisdictions determine which actions and programs can be implemented to help reduce mobile source emissions

EC’s shipping emissions proposal potentially harmful

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • European Union
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  • September 23 2012

Speaking at a European Policy Center event September 18, Andreas Chrysostomou, chairman of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee, said that an upcoming European Commission proposal on controlling shipping emissions could disrupt international negotiations on the issue and provoke a backlash from developing countries

$8.5 million on diesel exhaust

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

Seven cargo terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed last week to spend a combined $8.5 million on diesel exhaust charges to resolve alleged violations of California’s safe drinking water and toxic substances enforcement law

California transportation plans praised

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2012

The California Air Resources Board outlined two transportation plans March 22 from the Southern California Association of Governments and Sacramento Area Council of Governments for their approaches to meet California’s vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for 2020 and 2034

Oxfam and WWF report on shipping emissions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
  • -
  • September 11 2011

On September 8, Oxfam and the World Wildlife Fund issued a report arguing a carbon price of $25 per metric ton on shipping fuel would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise approximately $25 billion to assist developing countries with the effects of climate change

Energy & environment update January 27, 2014 - Department of Transportation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled January 22 that it would not review the Federal Aviation Administration’s

Energy and climate debate

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2012

Congress finished a few things on its plate last week as it prepared to leave Washington to begin a two-week recess

CO launches Energy Smart

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2011

The Colorado Energy Smart Transportation initiative said December 14 that they recently completed the first phase of an initiative to promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transportation