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The Clean Air Act was passed in 1970, and current regulations are based on an amended version passed in 1990. The legislation enabled federal and state authorities to establish comprehensive regulations for air pollutants. SaveOnEnergy,...Show More Summary
ALBANY, N.Y. — When Deneen Carter-El moved to the Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany’s South End two decades ago, she thought the beige-colored townhouses and trimmed lawns would be a welcome change from high-rise public housing. But appearances...Show More Summary
Detroit Diesel thought what it was doing was legal, but...nope.
Detroit Diesel Corp. has agreed to pay a $14 million penalty and spent $14.5 million on pollution reduction projects after allegedly selling heavy-duty diesel engines that were not certified by EPA and did not meet applicable emission standards.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Detroit Diesel Corp, a unit of automaker Daimler AG, will spend $14.5 million to reduce pollutants and pay a $14 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
The Clean Air Act (CAA) is one of the country's premiere pollution control statutes. Originally enacted in 1970, the law has not had a major overhaul since 1990 -more than 25 years ago. This is a problem because our environmental challenges have evolved over time. Show More Summary
Background On Aug. 3, 2015, President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Gina McCarthy announced the final version of America's Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) builds on the Clean Air Act by placing the first ever limits on carbon pollution. Show More Summary
A failure to resolve conflicting amendments in the Clean Air Act about 26 years ago could imperil the president’s signature climate change policy.
A new report helps us visualize just how smoggy American cities would be without air pollution regulation.
The head of diesel competence at Volkswagen AG from 2008 until June 2016, James Robert Liang, has entered a guilty plea to a grand jury indictment of conspiracy to defraud the US government, to commit wire fraud, and to violate the Clean Air Act, according to recent reports. Show More Summary
Longtime VW employee James Robert Liang worked for the carmaker in Germany and in the U.S., where he helped bring a troubled diesel engine to market.
It's been 60 years since the Clean Air Act was introduced and it is well over-due an upgrade.
As President Obama nears the end of his second term, he continues to use his executive authority to ensure that his sustainability priorities are translated into public policy. His use of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gasShow More Summary
The landmark Paris climate agreement opened a new chapter in confronting an enormous challenge to our planet. I believe that it also gave new life to a Clean Air Act provision that traces its roots to Presidents Kennedy and JohnsonShow More Summary
The Department of Justice has found Volkswagen liable for criminal wrongdoing, CNBC first reported. Volkswagen is expected to face criminal and civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act by installing software on vehicles that violates...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cemex Inc will invest about $10 million to cut emissions of harmful air pollution at five of its cement manufacturing plants to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act under a settlement announced by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.
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 […]
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
Originally published on EIA. By Laura Martin and Jeffrey Jones The Clean Power Plan (CPP)  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