Transport

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

GM Quits Trump Suit to Strip California’s Emissions Control

  DETROIT, Michigan, November 25, 2020 (ENS) – General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on Monday the company is pulling out of a lawsuit led by the Trump administration against California over the state’s right to set its own fuel economy...

 

California Phases Out Gas Cars to Fight Climate Change

California Phases Out Gas Cars to Fight Climate Change

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 24, 2020 (ENS) – All new passenger vehicles sold in California must be zero-emission by 2035, under a new executive order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday. Newsom also ordered...

 

Daimler to Pay $1.5 Billion for Fake Emissions Tests

Daimler to Pay $1.5 Billion for Fake Emissions Tests

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 15, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. and California governments have proposed a settlement with German automaker Daimler AG and its American subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA that would resolve alleged violations of the...

 

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Car Standards

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Car Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2020 (ENS) – The Republican administration of President Donald Trump has not let the deadly coronavirus crisis stop it from getting rid of Obama-era federal fuel efficiency standards and replacing them with...

 

Multi-Player Games Engage Passengers in Driverless Cars

Multi-Player Games Engage Passengers in Driverless Cars

  WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Gaming with family members, or even strangers, in nearby self-driving cars out on the road could soon be a reality for passengers in autonomous vehicles. A new study, led by researchers...

 

Dems Resist Trump’s ‘Reckless’ LNG Rail Tank Car Plan

Dems Resist Trump’s ‘Reckless’ LNG Rail Tank Car Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2019 (ENS) – Two Democratic Congressmen have introduced legislation requiring a comprehensive review of the transport of liquified natural gas, LNG, by rail tank car within the United States. On April...

 

Automakers Reject Trump Rollback of Clean Car Standards

Automakers Reject Trump Rollback of Clean Car Standards

  SACRAMENTO, California, July 26, 2019 (ENS) – As the Trump administration prepares to roll back emission standards for light-duty cars and trucks, a consortium of four automakers and the state of California have agreed on a voluntary...

 

British Columbia Bans Sale of Gas-powered Cars by 2040

British Columbia Bans Sale of Gas-powered Cars by 2040

  VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2019 (ENS) – In a move aimed at removing a major source of air pollution and climate change, the provincial government has put British Columbia on a path to require the sale of all new...

 

Hawaii Gov. Declares Disaster for Vital Oahu Highway

Hawaii Gov. Declares Disaster for Vital Oahu Highway

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 23, 2019 (ENS) – Governor David Ige has suspended many environmental laws in his disaster declaration for the Pali Highway, issued today. He is suspending: the state water code, soil and water conservation,...

 

Amazon Invests $700M in Rivian Electric Trucks, SUVs

Amazon Invests $700M in Rivian Electric Trucks, SUVs

  PLYMOUTH, Michigan, February 15, 2019 (ENS) – There’s a new electric vehicle manufacturer in the United States and it’s about to roll out new electric trucks and SUVs with a big investment from Amazon. Rivian, based...

 

Sustainable Aviation Takes Off at ICAO Meeting

Sustainable Aviation Takes Off at ICAO Meeting

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, February 15, 2019 (ENS) – Measures to address aviation’s environmental impact globally were agreed at today’s meeting of the 250 experts on the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, CAEP,...

 

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

U.S. States to Cap and Trade Transport Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2019 (ENS) – All along the U.S. Atlantic coast, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia have decided to jointly develop cleaner transportation systems that reduce congestion,...

 

Trump Removes Oil Train Safety Brake Requirement

Trump Removes Oil Train Safety Brake Requirement

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2018 (ENS) – Cost won out over safety, as the Trump administration Monday repealed an oil train regulation regarding the type of brakes the trains must have. Critics say the change will increase the...

 

Sustainable Ambitions: Michelin Plans for 2048

Sustainable Ambitions: Michelin Plans for 2048

  CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, September 24, 2018 (ENS) – To the French tire manufacturer Michelin, Ambition 2048 means a whole new strategy of using sustainable materials in tire manufacturing and recycling. It means that in the year...

 

L.A. Transit to Screen Riders for Weapons, Explosives

L.A. Transit to Screen Riders for Weapons, Explosives

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 22, 2018 (ENS) – Body scanners to detect weapons and explosives that could cause a mass-casualty event will be the new normal on the Los Angeles subway system shortly, as L.A. becomes the first U.S....

 

Trump Would Freeze U.S. Fuel Economy Standards

Trump Would Freeze U.S. Fuel Economy Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration proposed Thursday to freeze national automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2021-2026 passenger cars and light trucks. Opponents,...

 

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2018 (ENS) – Today, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to weaken emissions standards for cars. The lawsuit accuses the agency...

 

Court Upholds Fuel Efficiency Standards Penalty Rule

Court Upholds Fuel Efficiency Standards Penalty Rule

  NEW YORK, New York, April 24, 2018 (ENS) – A federal court has issued an order blocking the Trump administration’s delay of a rule that increases penalties imposed on automakers for noncompliance with federal fuel efficiency standards. The...

 

Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 12, 2018 (ENS) – Emissions of carbon dioxide from new passenger cars have dropped in European countries where taxes, subsidies and other incentives encourage drivers to buy vehicles that emit the least...

 

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation process for the greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light...

 
 
 
 

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