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  • Waxman, Schwarzenegger, McCarthy Receive CARB Air Quality Awards

    "Our honorees span the past 50 years of progress toward clean air. Each played a leading role in this struggle for clean air and a healthy economy," CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols said. "Individually, our honorees have conducted groundbreaking research or shaped pioneering clean-air policies.

  • EPA Awards Houston Airport Over $1 Million for Clean Shuttle Buses

    The EPA has awarded more than $1 million to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, for electric shuttle buses. The funds will go toward reducing diesel vehicles’ harmful emissions and improving air quality.

  • TCEQ Fines Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc.

    The fine was included in $1,083,788 in fines against 46 regulated entities for violating state environmental regulations.

  • Dow Signs MOU to Work on Environmental Protection in China

    "We are pleased to be sharing our environmental technical expertise with the Chinese government to help accelerate positive change. We appreciate this opportunity to learn together how to best develop public policy blueprints that incorporate global private sector experience," said Neil Hawkins, corporate vice president, Environment, Health and Safety, and chief sustainability officer for Dow.

  • WHO, UNEP Collaborating on Environmental Health

    It is the most significant formal agreement on joint action about environment and health issues in more than 15 years, according to the partner organizations.

  • Ohio EPA Offers Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants

    A new grant from Ohio EPA will reimburse owners of large diesel or gasoline vehicles for a portion of the cost of the conversion or replacement of engines to use compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or liquid petroleum gas such as propane or butane, including bi-fueled or dual-fueled vehicles that can run on both an alternative fuel and on gasoline or diesel fuel.

  • Georgia EPD Unveils Air Quality Website

    The website provides smog alerts and real-time monitoring data with which Georgia residents are familiar and adds information about individual air pollutants and their impacts.

  • Canada Introduces Revised SmartDriver Program

    "This program will help meet the trucking industry's growing demand for safe, fuel-efficient drivers while educating existing operators on improved driving techniques. The real savings come in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, helping meet Canada's domestic and international climate goals," said Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.

  • EPA to Provide Over $1 Million for Diesel Reductions to Two Portland Organizations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing over $1 million to two Portland-area organizations in an effort to reduce harmful diesel emissions from trucks and construction equipment in the Portland metro region.

  • PA Agency Urges Periodic Home Radon Testing

    DEP said someone who does not want to use a do-it-yourself test kit should consider hiring a qualified radon professional to conduct a test.

  • CARB Approves Low-Carbon Transportation Plan

    The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses, and freight projects, including $190 million for advanced-technology freight equipment such as yard trucks, forklifts, and cranes. Most of the money comes from California's cap-and-trade auction proceeds.

  • UPS Order Boosts Tesla Truck Prospects

    The preorder of Tesla vehicles advances UPS's commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions from global ground operations 12 percent by 2025, the company said, adding that, by 2020, it plans that one in four new vehicles purchased annually will be an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle.

  • Company Paying $99,000 Civil Penalty for Air Quality Violations

    The agency reported since 2013, Cabot had excess emissions of natural gas from 267 pneumatic controllers at well sites and did not submit complete compliance demonstration reports for 20 gas wells.

  • NC Seeks Ideas for Spending VW Settlement Money

    The state expects to get about $92 million from a $2.9 billion settlement that was reached following an investigation launched in 2015 into Volkswagen for making and installing illegal software devices to help some vehicles defeat emission tests.

  • First 'eHighway' Demonstration Project Under Way

    Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District are managing a 1-mile, zero-emission demonstration in Carson, Calif., this month. Three field trials of the eHighway technology on German highways are planned for 2019.


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