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Energy and climate debate
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Congress finished a few things on its plate last week as it prepared to leave Washington to begin a two-week recess


OR mobile emissions toolkit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The Oregon Department of Transportation launched a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Toolkit March 22 to help local jurisdictions determine which actions and programs can be implemented to help reduce mobile source emissions


IN E85 deduction
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Indiana enacted legislation (H.B. 1128) March 16 to repeal the gross retail tax deduction for retail merchants selling E85 fuel, as well as the credit that retailers were entitled to if the deduction exceeded the gross retail tax amount


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


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


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


Federal vehicle energy usage rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 12, the Department of Energy will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register requiring federal agencies to reduce petroleum consumption in their vehicle fleets by 20 by October 2015, measured against 2005


Volt investigation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced November 25 that it will open a formal safety defect investigation into fire risks involving General Motor Company’s Chevrolet Volt electric vehicles


US-EU EV cooperation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • December 4 2011

Officials from the United States and the European Union outlined November 29 at the conclusion of the annual Transatlantic Economic Council their efforts to advance cooperation on electric vehicles