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Energy and Climate Debate
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2012

Multi-year, comprehensive highway and transit reauthorization legislation will dominate both chambers this week as debate is scheduled in both the House and Senate


Truck makers challenge Navistar-specific rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2012

On February 7 and 8, Mack Trucks Inc., Volvo Group North America LLC, Daimler Trucks North America LLC, and Detroit Diesel Corp. filed petitions for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s interim final rule that specifically allows Navistar Inc. to pay non-conformance penalties in order to continue producing heavy-duty, 2012 and 2013 model-year diesel engines that exceed nitrogen oxides limits


Diesel information lacking
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2012

The Government Accountability Office announced February 7 that federal agencies lack the information necessary to assess the effectiveness of federal efforts to reduce mobile diesel emissions


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


Plans to increase average fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 31 2011

On July 29, President Obama announced an initiative, as part of an agreement with automobile manufacturers and unions, to increase the average fuel economy requirements to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 for cars and light-duty trucks which would reduce demand for oil imports by 6 billion barrels and save the economy $1.7 trillion in fuel costs


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


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


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


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