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EV Charging Network to Spread Across American Heartland

WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2021 (ENS) – Six large U.S. utilities have announced a plan to ensure drivers of electric vehicles have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highways in the South, Midwest, Gulf and Central Plains regions of the United States. The Edison Electric Institute estimates 18 million electric vehicles will be on U.S. roads by 2030. […]


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 and emissions regulations. Barra said the company supports President-elect Joe Biden’s plans to expand electrification of cars. […]

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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 additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector. […]

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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 Clean Air Act and California law associated with diesel emissions cheating in about 250,000 cars and vans. […]

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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 a less ambitious plan. The Trump plan is estimated to increase carbon emissions by 2.2 billion metric tonnes and cost Americans a total of US$300 billion. […]

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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. On April 10, President Donald Trump issued an executive order directing his Transportation Secretary to authorize the movement of LNG in rail tank cars within 13 months. […]

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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 framework to reduce emissions as an alternative path forward for clean vehicle standards nationwide. […]

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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 light-duty cars and trucks to be zero-emission vehicles by the year 2040. British Columbia Wednesday passed a law curbing the production and sale of gasoline-fueled cars in the province. […]

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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, forest reserves, state parks and wildlife reserves, and the entire natural areas reserves system, among others. […]

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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, a part of the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. […]


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 have decided to jointly develop cleaner transportation systems that reduce congestion, promote walking, bicycling and transit, support innovation and economic growth, improve air quality, and build resilience to extreme weather. […]


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 risk posed by oil train derailments. […]

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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 2048 Michelin plans to make its tires using 80 percent sustainable materials, and 100 percent of those tires will be recycled. […]

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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. mass transit system to install the devices. […]

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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, including 19 states’ attorneys general, have already filed a lawsuit to block the proposal. […]


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 of violating the Clean Air Act with its plan to roll back Obama-era mileage regulations on vehicles. […]

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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 amount of the greenhouse gas, finds new research from the European Environment Agency. […]