emissions standards

In California, Even Heavy Equipment Goes Green

In California, Even Heavy Equipment Goes Green

LOS ANGELES, California, January 8, 2009 (ENS) – The Puente Hills Landfill hosted a rare group of federal and state environmental officials on Monday. They met at the waste disposal site to view tractors, bulldozers and refuse compactors that are ahead of schedule in meeting California’s new, stringent diesel emissions standards for heavy equipment. The…

Appeals Court Rejects EPA Mercury Cap-and-Trade Rule

Appeals Court Rejects EPA Mercury Cap-and-Trade Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, February 8, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental and public health groups as well as 14 states, one city, and native tribes declared victory as a federal appeals court today vacated two rules issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that failed to set strict limits on mercury emissions from power plants. The U.S. Court…

States Petition EPA to Control Climate Gases from Nonroad Engines

States Petition EPA to Control Climate Gases from Nonroad Engines

SACRAMENTO, California, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. will host a news conference Tuesday announcing a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking the agency to adopt greenhouse gas emissions standards for nonroad vehicles, engines and equipment. Other states, government agencies, and national environmental organizations that are joining…

EPA Rejects California's Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Law

EPA Rejects California's Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Law

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has denied California’s request to impose greenhouse gas emissions limits on motor vehicles. It is the first time the EPA has ever denied a waiver request under the Clean Air Act, and California officials are already preparing their lawsuit. California sought a…

Iowa Plans Energy Independence By 2025

Iowa Plans Energy Independence By 2025

Wind turbines in Wisconsin generate power bought by Alliant Energy to serve Iowa customers. (Photo by Todd Spinks courtesy NREL) DES MOINES, Iowa, December 14, 2007 (ENS) – Iowa’s initial Energy Independence Plan, submitted to Governor Chet Culver and members of the general assembly today, calls for the state to set standards that will reduce…

California Tailpipe Emissions Law Upheld in Federal Court

California Tailpipe Emissions Law Upheld in Federal Court

FRESNO, California, December 12, 2007 (ENS) – A federal district judge today upheld a 2002 California law that regulates the emission of greenhouse gases from the tailpipes of cars and trucks. The California emissions standard requires a 30 percent reduction in tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions by 2016. The reduction would be phased in gradually starting…