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House to investigate fuel economy standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • 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

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

OR mobile emissions toolkit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • 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

$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

Energy and climate debate - March 25, 2012

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

As the blame game over high gasoline prices continues, President Obama continued his “all of the above” energy policy tour last week with visits to New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, and Oklahoma

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

NPS joins Great Lakes effluent limits campaign

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2012

The National Park Service has joined environmental groups in seeking effluent limits for ballast water discharges from the Environmental Protection Agency for large ships, or “lakers”, built before January 2009 operating in the Great Lakes

Carmakers support mobile regs

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2011

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of Global Automakers said in an amicus brief filed September 30 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the Environmental Protection Agency is required under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks after it determined that related emissions endanger the public

California Air Resources Board to strengthen vehicle emission standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2011

On July 19, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a proposal at a workshop that would require new passenger cars sold in California in 2025 to emit 75 percent less smog-forming pollution than today’s vehicles