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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


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


CARB vehicle standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 11 2011

On December 7, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed combining California’s zero-emission vehicle program, passenger cars and light-duty trucks emissions regulations, and a clean fuels outlet measure into a single program designed to facilitate the deployment of 1.4 million battery-operated electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2025


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


California transportation plans praised
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


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


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


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