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SO. CA transportation plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The Southern California Association of Governments adopted a $524.7 billion land use and transportation plan April 4 designed to reduce by 9 percent per capita vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions in a six-county area by 2020, and 16 percent by 2035, relative to 2005 levels


ARPA-E 2013 goals
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

During a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development hearing March 28, the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy Director Arun Majumdar said that the agency would emphasize projects related to transportation and stationary power systems in fiscal year 2013


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


Senators support vehicle fuel standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 26 2012

A group of 30 senators led by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senators Debbie Stabenow (DMI), Carl Levin (D-MI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) sent a letter February 17 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood supporting the two agencies in their efforts to raise federal fuel economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025


Fuel economy report
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 8, the Environmental Protection Agency released Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2011, which found that model year 2010 vehicles, on average, released 394 grams of carbon dioxide per mile and achieved a fuel economy of 22.6 mpg


Electric vehicle goal
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

During a tour of the Detroit auto show January 11, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said that the administration’s goal of having one million electric vehicles on US roads by 2015 is still possible


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


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


European Commission approves biofuel certification plans
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 24 2011

The European Commission approved seven certification schemes that will be recognized throughout the 27 European Union member states