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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


NOAA study lauds emissions reductions from CA regulations
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

On September 12, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a study in the online edition of Environmental Science & Technology, arguing that between California's new speed limits for ocean-going vessels and tough new low-sulfur fuel standards those same craft can substantially reduce air pollution from ships traveling along the state's coastline by almost 90


Briefs filed in support of EPA vehicle GHG rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 11 2011

On September 8, Honeywell International and the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law filed amicus briefs arguing that an Environmental Protection Agency rule on car and light truck greenhouse gas emissions does not duplicate the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s fuel standards


EPA allows continued production of diesel with sulfur
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 11 2011

On September 12, the Environmental Protection Agency intends to publish a rule allowing petroleum refiners to continue producing certain diesel fuel containing sulfur for use in older marine and locomotive engines


Critical infrastructure protection highlighted
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration posted a report September 20 outlining a process that can be used to determine which parts of a region’s critical transportation infrastructure need protection from climate change impacts


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


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


$8.4 million for vehicle efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

Secretary Steven Chu announced $8.4 million September 27 for four projects to improve engine and powertrain efficiency


CA may suspend tax breaks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority directed staff at a September 27 meeting to come up with a plan to determine if procedures for reviewing and approving clean energy and advanced transportation manufacturing tax exemptions need to be strengthened


States to streamline electric vehicle rules
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

State officials from 10 Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states announced a new plan October 19 to spur electric vehicle deployment along the East Coast