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NPS joins Great Lakes effluent limits campaign

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

Obama announces fuel economy and GHG rule

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2011

On August 4, the White House announced that a final rule setting GHG emissions standards for mediumand heavy-duty trucks is to be formally unveiled by President Obama on August 9

Fuel economy report

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

The Environmental Protection Agency released its annual Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2011 report March 8, finding that the average fuel efficiency for new cars and light duty trucks has increased while average CO2 emissions continue to decrease for the seventh consecutive year

Maintenance for selective catalytic reduction challenged

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

Navistar filed a petition for review March 2 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of new emissions related maintenance and scheduled maintenance intervals related to selective catalytic reduction technology in vehicles

New emissions policy analysis tool

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2012

On January 9, the Federal Highway Administration unveiled “The Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy Analysis Tool” (EERPAT), a new tool to help states assess different policy scenarios for reigning in surface transportation emissions

Insufficient fees collected

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

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General issued a report September 23 in which it found that the agency is not collecting enough fees from vehicle and engine manufacturers and importers to recover the costs of administering the Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program

$44 million for alternative mobile fuels

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2012

President Obama announced new funding February 23 to catalyze breakthrough technologies for natural gas and biofuels in vehicles

CARB role in federal fuel standards examined

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2012

The California Air Resources Board released documents January 10 in another attempt to explain to the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee its role in developing a national program to harmonize the state’s vehicle-related GHG emissions regulations with federal emissions and fuel economy standards

APEC transportation and energy conference held

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

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and California Governor Jerry Brown (D) urged the first-ever joint Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Transportation and Energy Ministers Conference September 13 to invest and encourage development in energy and transportation, and therefore the environment and economy