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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


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


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


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


CFA standard assessment
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The Consumer Federation of America released an assessment January 12 that found that more stringent fuel economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks would provide drivers a net savings of $800 over the life of a five year vehicle loan


$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


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


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


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


Two-year surface transportation reauthorization unveiled
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 6 2011

On November 4, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairman Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), and subcommittee ranking member Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) unveiled a two-year surface transportation reauthorization