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Tauber Oil Company settles allegations of selling unregistered fuel additive in violation of Clean Air Act

Jan. 18, 2017
The settlement resolves claims that Tauber produced a fuel additive called Mixed Alcohol by blending together various alcohol streams, then sold approximately 1.9 million gallons...
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EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of using software that allows excess emissions

Jan. 12, 2017
Fiat allegedly violated the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose engine management software in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks...
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Automakers outperform Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for fourth consecutive year

Nov. 2, 2016
According to the 2016 CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends Report, MY 2015 vehicles’ fuel economy increased by 0.5 mpg to a record 24.8 mpg, with improvements across all vehicle types....

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Heavy duty repair shops settle alleged Clean Air Act violations

May 29, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled alleged violations involving aftermarket devices for diesel trucks designed to defeat the emissions control systems.

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EPA report: Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program nets major air, public health benefits

March 24, 2016
Clean diesel grants aimed at cleaning up old diesel engines have greatly improved public health by cutting harmful pollution that causes premature deaths, asthma attacks, and ...
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EPA announces availability of $26 million to clean up diesel engines nationwide

Feb. 26, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the...

U.S. files complaint against Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche for alleged Clean Air Act violations

Jan. 5, 2016
The complaint alleges that nearly 600,000 diesel engine vehicles had illegal defeat devices installed that impair their emission control systems and cause emissions to exceed ...

EPA sends Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America

Sept. 28, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a letter sent to vehicle manufacturers notifying them that the agency is adding to its confirmatory testing additional...

EPA, DOT propose greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for heavy duty, medium duty trucks

June 22, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are proposing standards for medium and heavy duty...

NCTCOG earns EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge honor

May 13, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the North Central Texas Council of Governments as a recipient of a SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award for support of policies and...

EPA awards clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

March 23, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel...

Three Shell Oil Company affiliates settle with EPA over violations of vehicle fuel standards

Jan. 26, 2015
Violations included selling gasoline and diesel fuel that did not conform to federal standards.

Collaborative effort between EPA, brake manufacturers and the motor vehicle industry will reduce copper in brake pads

Jan. 25, 2015
Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) and motor vehicle industry associations signed a Memorandum of...

EPA's new rebate program designed to reduce school bus emissions

Oct. 16, 2014
Under the EPA National Clean Diesel Rebate program, public and private school bus fleet owners are eligible to apply for funding to replace school buses that have older, dirtier...

Report: U.S. fuel economy reaches all-time high

Oct. 9, 2014
Model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 mpg -- a 0.5 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004.
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EPA: HFO-1234yf can be sold for consumer use

Nov. 11, 2013
EPA ruling to permit the refrigerant's sales in the U.S.
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EPA rules: HFO-1234yf not a volatile organic compound

Oct. 29, 2013
EPA concludes refrigerant has negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation.

SC Johnson receives U.S. EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award

Oct. 23, 2013
Award recipients are top performers for efficiency in supply chain management

EPA delays Tier 3 emission standards rule

Sept. 30, 2013
EPA receives more than 200,000 public comments on emissions rule.

EPA finalizes renewable fuels standard

Aug. 27, 2013
Senators seek investigation of oil company efforts to block renewable fuels.
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Ford overstated 2013 C-Max Hybrid fuel economy rating

Aug. 16, 2013
EPA announced a revised fuel economy label estimate for the vehicle and will initiate an effort to update labeling procedures to keep pace with industry trends.
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EPA no longer classifies sanitary wipes as "hazardous waste"

July 23, 2013
Rescinding of regulation estimated to save industry up to $27.8 million per year.

SEMA seeks to repeal E15 ethanol mandate

Supreme Court ruling holds challenges did not demonstrate direct injury from E15 sales.

Supreme Court denies E15 case rehearing

Petroleum industry claims decision will have negative consequences for consumers.

Congress and oil producers keep pressure on EPA over ethanol rules

June 13, 2013
Some automakers void warranties that use biofuels.

EPA extends comment period for Tier 3 emissions standard

EPA wants to conform to California standards.
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Hudson Technologies posts EPA's final rule on HCFC allowances for 2013 and 2014

April 2, 2013
Hudson Technologies claims final rule provides R-22 allowances of 63 million pounds in 2013 and 51 million pounds in 2014.

Congressional committee hears testimony on problems with E15 ethanol fuel

March 5, 2013
Wisconsin Congressman introduces legislation to require further study of E15.

EPA considers allowing low-PCB automotive scrap to be recycled

Feb. 12, 2013
Environmental groups oppose recycling low PCB automotive scrap.

EPA announces new standards for renewable fuel

Feb. 5, 2013
Voluntary quality assurance program to verify Renewable Identification Numbers.