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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


$77 million for UTCs
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The Department of Transportation announced January 17 that 22 University Transportation Centers will receive $77 million to advance research and education programs that address critical national transportation challenges


Volt investigation concluded
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its safety defect investigation into the potential risk of fire in Chevy Volts January 20


$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


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


Fuel standards investigation expands
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) expanded his investigation into the administration’s greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks last week, requesting that 15 automobile manufacturers detail their negotiations with administration officials about the rules by December 12


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