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Oil Giants Reach $425 Million Air Pollution Settlement

Subsidiaries of oil refiners Tesoro and Par Hawaii Refining have agreed to pay $425 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations and reduce air pollution at six refineries. Under the settlement with the EPA and the US Department of Justice, the two companies will spend about $403 million to install and operate pollution control […]

U.S. Regulators Are Making Volkswagen Pay. But Its Punishment Won’t End There.

Last September, Volkswagen admitted to installing illegal software designed to cheat on emissions tests in 11 million of its cars worldwide. In the U.S., this software allowed certain diesel models to sidestep the Clean Air Act and emit 40 times the legal amount of nitrogen oxide once they were on the road. Show More Summary

The Effects Of The Clean Power Plan

Originally published on EIA. By Laura Martin and Jeffrey Jones The Clean Power Plan (CPP) [1] rule, issued under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing fossil-fired electric power plants. Show More Summary

Trader Joe’s to Pay $2 Million to Reduce Coolant Leaks, Curb GHG Emissions

Grocery store chain Trader Joe’s has agreed to spend $2 million to reduce coolant leaks from refrigerators at 453 of its stores to settle federal claims that it violated the Clean Air Act. The company will also pay a $500,000 penalty civil penalty under the proposed settlement with the US Department of Justice and the […]

Trader Joe's Fined $500,000 for Damaging the Ozone Layer

Trader Joe's agreed on Tuesday to reduce its stores' greenhouse gas emissions and pay a $500,000 penalty to settle claims from the federal government that the grocery chain had violated the Clean Air Act. US officials alleged that the...Show More Summary

EV Policy Initiatives In New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, & Vermont

Originally published on EV Obsession. Section 177 states are US states which have adopted and placed into effect California requirements under authority of Section 177 of the Clean Air Act. To explain in simple terms, Section 177 states...Show More Summary

Americans Want to Fight Climate Change -- Let's Give Them a Way to Help

While we fight to save our planet from the ravages of climate change through the Clean Air Act, international agreements, better fuel mileage standards and clean energy incentives, climate change is already happening. The evidence is...Show More Summary

Clean Air Initiative Introduced In Washington

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Legislation to reauthorize the clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel vehicles has been introduced in the United States Senate. The legislation would reauthorize the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) through 2021. It was introduced by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and includes Sens. James Inhofe (R-OK), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Shelley Moore Capito […]

EPA Putting Red Light on Amateur Car Racing: New at Reason

4 months agoNews : Reason

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has moved to regulate emissions on non-road racing vehicles, used in amateur car racing. Kenric Ward reports: EPA officials said they are "clarifying" emissions law, yet the Clean Air Act has long exempted non-road vehicles used in competition. Show More Summary

Govt. researcher: EPA had never permitted, prohibited race car conversions

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Still from House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology video. In a hearing on the recently introduced bill crafted to exempt competition vehicles from the Clean Air Act, a government researcher called to testify noted that the issue boils down to a “difference in interpretation” between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Specialty Equipment Market […]

Nitro Shots: EPA Versus SEMA

There has been a debate going on about a proposed clarification of the Clean Air Act put forth by the EPA. The problem comes down to this: it’s illegal to remove or modify the emission regulating equipment on your street car but it’s always been understood, although not outlined, that this does not apply to... The post Nitro Shots: EPA Versus SEMA appeared first on Frontstretch.

Non-Sequiturs: 03.08.16

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

NYU Law's Ricky Revesz writes about the tragic flaw in the Clean Air Act and its deadly consequences. [Not Your Grandfather's Coal Plant] Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley said some incredibly offensive sht in college that she now says she's grown out of. Show More Summary

Legislation to amend EPA proposal could make racecars legal again

Congress has put forth a bill opposing the EPA's aggressive new view of the Clean Air Act, which would effectively prohibit converting road cars for racing. Continue reading Legislation to amend EPA proposal could make racecars legal...Show More Summary

Air India extending miles validity till June 2016

Air India Flying Returns is in the midst of a big restructuring exercise. They are making sure you are not inconvenienced by their clean up act, and hence they are extending the validity of your miles. Check in to find out how to use your miles by June 2016! The post Air India extending miles validity till June 2016 appeared first on Live from a Lounge.

Mission Inaction: EPA, Volkswagen, and Your Racecar

The temperature was already well above average on Friday, September 18 when the Environmental Protection Agency issued Volkswagen a steaming-hot Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act. The seriousness and accuracy of the allegations are now well known. Show More Summary

Obama may have the power to compel more climate action — and that has Republicans worried

Some legal scholars argue that a Clean Air Act provision justifies further emissions cuts, so a GOP rep wants to change the Clean Air Act.

The EPA and the Balrog

There was always something suspicious about the Supreme Court's key 2007 decision on climate change, Mass. v. EPA, that gave the Environmental Protection Agency authority to regulate carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act. How couldShow More Summary

President Obama’s hidden EPA Enabling Act

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – a group of lawyers at Columbia Law School have urged President Obama that he invoke a little known clause in the Clean Air Act, which the advocates claim would allow the EPA to immediately seize direct control over state economies, with a view to forcing down CO2…

Tea Party Congressman Wants to Roll Back Clean Air and Water Acts

Tea Party congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3) told me he wants to roll back the Clean Air and Water Acts and shrink the EPA. Find out the other agencies he wants to eliminate... Myrtle Beach: South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention Sunday, Jan. Show More Summary

How The Paris Climate Agreement Unlocks A Powerful Tool In The Clean Air Act

The nation’s top legal scholars have identified a powerful and flexible emissions-reduction tool in the Clean Air Act. The post How The Paris Climate Agreement Unlocks A Powerful Tool In The Clean Air Act appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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