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2009-07-28 10:00:00

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Environmental Law & Policy Center: A coalition of Illinois health and environmental groups notified Midwest Generation, LLC of their intent to sue the company because its coal plants release illegally high amounts of particulate matter that leads to respiratory illnesses and premature deaths in nearby communities. The suit follows a number of air pollution-related citations from the United States...

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2009-07-24 11:25:00

The air in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics was cleaner than the previous year's, due to aggressive efforts by the Chinese government to curtail traffic, increase emissions standards and halt construction in preparation for the games, according to a Cornell study.Led by Max Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the study indicates that such measures as regulating traffic density and encouraging public transportation can have a significant impact on local air...

2009-07-20 16:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) filed comments today with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing a waiver request that would allow the ethanol content of gasoline to be increased from 10% (E10) to 15% (E15). The following statement was issued on behalf of Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of AIAM, outlining the association's concerns: "AIAM and its member companies have long recognized the...

2009-06-09 14:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) today told a Congressional Committee that a cap-and-trade program would impose significant costs on the trucking industry and American consumers. In his statement on behalf of ATA, Tommy Hodges, ATA First Vice Chairman said that the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) threatens to significantly increase fuel costs and jeopardizes the economic viability of trucking companies....

2009-05-27 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the Class 6-8 emission reduction market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (CDTI) with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology of the Year Award. Fleet managers have raised their demand for technologies that meet Environment Protection Agency (EPA) 2010 emissions regulations while improving fuel efficiency and offering comparatively low lifecycle costs....

2009-05-20 12:06:00

North American steel industry provides automakers with affordable mass reduction solutions with new advanced high-strength steels DETROIT, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In the effort to assist automakers in meeting new, more stringent fuel economy standards, while maintaining critical safety requirements, American Iron and Steel Institute's Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today that the North American steel industry is accelerating its work to provide affordable advanced...

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2009-05-20 05:50:00

President Barack Obama's plan for higher efficiency standards for cars and trucks and tougher rules on their greenhouse gas emissions will require consumers to pay up to $1,300 more per new vehicle by 2016, The Associated Press reported. The President's plan would, however, allow drivers to make up the higher cost of more fuel-efficient, cleaner vehicles by buying less gas at the pump. The president said it would take just three years to pay off the investment and would, over the life of a...

2009-05-19 07:46:54

New automobile efficiency standards expected from Washington Tuesday target every car on the road, a senior government official said. As the Obama administration raises the bar on fuel efficiency and automobile emission standards, every single category of car will be more efficient, the official told The Washington Post. The changes will include raising the mileage expectation of new cars from 25 miles per gallon to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, the Post said. But the implications run deep...

2009-05-01 13:00:00

NADA: Representatives Bright and Terry Recognize Flaws in State-Based Programs WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A single, national fuel economy standard for passenger cars and light trucks will do more to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gases than the 14 separate programs sought by California and other states, lawmakers outlined today in a resolution. The resolution, introduced by Reps. Bobby Bright, D-Ala., and Lee Terry, R-Neb., supports maintaining a single, national...

2009-05-01 11:45:00

USDA Now Taking Applications for Practices to Reduce Ozone and Particulate Matter DAVIS, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers and ranchers interested in reducing air quality emissions from off-road mobile or stationary agricultural sources are invited to apply between April 30 and June 26, 2009, for funds made available under a new air quality provision of the 2008 federal Farm Bill. "The primary goal of this new portion of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is...


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