Latest United States emission standards Stories

2011-12-21 22:49:04

Study finds that regulations costing $195 billion will bring over $1 trillion in health and environmental benefits, particularly for minorities and the poor A report by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health provides an expanded review of six new air quality regulations proposed or recently adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA). These include the first national standards for reducing dangerous emissions of mercury and other toxic...

2011-08-01 09:00:00

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday proposed new standards to reduce harmful air pollution caused from oil and gas drilling operations, including the first standard for wells that are hydraulically fractured. The proposed standards, which are being issued in response to a court order, would rely on cost-effective existing technologies to reduce emissions that contribute to smog and can cause cancer. The standards are also meant to support the EPA's priority of continuing...

2011-07-29 10:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study says that upcoming EPA requirements could raise the cost of manufacturing gasoline, lead to the closing of domestic refineries, and force the U.S. to double its gasoline imports - while causing increased carbon dioxide emissions. "The new EPA requirements could be devastating to consumers and communities across the nation," said Bob Greco, API's group director of downstream operations. "Consumers would be hurt by the...

2011-07-03 00:01:48

John Hoekstra led training at AIAG's Greenhouse Gas and Emissions Rollout Louisville, KY (PRWEB) July 02, 2011 On June 8, Summit Energy Services' sustainability director John Hoekstra led a presentation at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAIG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Rollout event in Southfield, MI. Because auto manufacturers want to understand the total carbon footprint of their vehicles, many of them have sent surveys to their Tier 1 supply chain this year requesting...

2011-06-28 10:00:00

Public-Private Partnership to Reduce Diesel Truck Emissions at U.S. Ports CHARLESTON, S.C., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the launch of the EPA SmartWay Drayage Program, a new goods movement initiative designed to clean up the air in and around our nation's ports. The announcement came at a press conference held earlier today at the...

2011-06-13 08:34:00

DETROIT, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UK-based InterRegs, the online resource for crucial vehicle safety and emissions regulations, have launched a new online video which will assist automotive engineers in their quest for accessible, up-to-date, global regulations. The launch is being marked with a special 20% discount offer on all new InterRegs.NET subscription orders. "InterRegs can help simplify the homologation and certification process and this new, online video has been designed...

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