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Volkswagen and Its Effect on the German Economy

Volkswagen, one of the world's largest automobile makers, was recently exposed as having cheated on diesel emissions tests as far back as 2009. The Environmental Protection Agency said that Volkswagen could face penalties of up to $18 billion for their wrongdoings. Show More Summary

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulation Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2 results in no demonstrable or verifiable mitigation of future climate change—the primary justification for the regulation. Show More Summary

American Wine Is Full of Poison

Sixty-four of the 65 bottles sampled had levels of arsenic above the US Environmental Protection Agency maximum.

Volkswagen Group of America head to testify before Congress

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hear testimony from Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn and also the Environmental Protection Agency. Lawmakers on the panel sent a letter to Volkswagen's CEO Tuesday requesting all documents and communications related to compliance with the Clean Air Act and federal emissions standards.

EPA's Final National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone is a Missed Opportunity

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a lower National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone of 70 parts per billion (ppb)/8-hours daily maximum concentration. While today's announcement represents progress towards improving...Show More Summary

New attack on California's dirty air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday adopted a stricter health standard for ozone, a lung-damaging component of smog. Here are some answers about the new rule: How stringent is the new limit on ozone? EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy selected a limit of 70 parts per billion, which...

EPA adopts new smog standard that environmentalists say is weak

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has adopted a stricter smog limit that will force states to reduce emissions and improve respiratory health for millions over the next decade while bringing billions in pollution-control costs to industry. Environmental groups said the Obama administration...

The Volkswagen Diesel Saga So Far

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars violated clean air standards by incorporating a “defeat device” that used engine management controls to cheat emissions tests. Since...Show More Summary

Obama Administration To Release Final Ozone Rule, Pleasing No One

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency plans to release a contentious and long-awaited new limit on ozone pollution Thursday, and it's not likely to mark the end of the argument. The EPA's final rule for ground-level ozone...Show More Summary

The EPA Is Finally Getting Serious About Protecting Poor Communities

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a ground-breaking rule requiring industry-wide monitoring of emissions at petroleum refineries. The new regulations, which the agency says will reduce pollution by 5,200 tons per year and lower cancer risk for 1.4 million people, mark a tu

Diesel GM Canyon/Colorado Twins First to Feel EPA’s Wrath

The diesel versions of the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon will be the first to undergo increased scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Agency after the recent Volkswagen scandal turned emissions reporting on its head. According to Automotive News, a spokesman for GM said the testing could slightly delay the truck’s fourth-quarter release. Show More Summary

Audi & Skoda Used “Cheat Sheet” Software

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Volkswagen Group continues its rapid descend this week and this is just the beginning. Last week, it was revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency that Volkswagen Group was deliberately violating the Clean Air Act on their TDI diesel models. The company admitted that 11 million of their cars have been fitted with the software that […]

40 Color Photos Capture Black Life in Chicago during the 1970s

John H. White was hired by the Environmental Protection Agency as a freelance photographer for the Documerica Project. In addition to taking photos “relating to environmental problems,” he was sent to capture images of everyday lifeShow More Summary

Volkswagen: Could The Cost Of The Dieselgate Scandal Be Lower Than Expected?

Falsifying emissions data has gotten the German group under the scrutiny of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and prosecutors from other countries as well, and has hurt the perception of customers, who thought they were driving a cleaner car up till now. Show More Summary

U.S. Landfills Contain Twice as Much Trash as EPA Estimated

A new study shows that U.S. landfills contain more than twice as much solid waste as we previously thought based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates. Researchers found that we throw away 289 million tons of solid waste, which is more than twice as much as the EPA’s original 135 […] The post U.S. Show More Summary

EPA adopts rules to limit oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adopted new rules Tuesday intended to clean the air around oil refineries across the nation, including communities near six major refineries in Southern California.

The Tesla Model X Will Have A 257-Mile Range: EPA

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The 2016 Tesla Model X is set to have its grand debut in California tonight. But ahead of the company’s “official” announcement, we’re getting an official range rating from the Environmental Protection Agency. Clocking in at 257 miles, the Model X’s electric range is just shy of the original Model S’s. Read more...

Volkswagen To Announce Emissions Fix Plans In “Next Few Days”

Since the Environmental Protection Agency revealed earlier this month that Volkswagen had rigged its so-called “clean diesel” vehicles to cheat on emissions tests, owners of the approximately 11 million cars affected by this trickery...Show More Summary

Ag Groups React to EPA Farmworker Standards Update

Ag groups are reacting to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final revisions to the Worker Protection Standard. The American Farm Bureau Federation worries the government is getting away from a science-based approach in guarding against risk. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Reminds Us Who's in Control of Climate Change

Volkswagen's recent gaffe reminds us who's ultimately in control of climate change: The industry, not the policymakers over on Capitol Hill. The German auto manufacturer was recently busted by the Environmental Protection Agency, where...Show More Summary

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