Posts tagged as: EPA

Feds and California Doing Tests to Prepare to Review 54.5 mpg CAFE Goal

Federal regulators with out fanfare are gathering data, running simulations and publishing report after report. This summer, a two-year, $35 million investigation by the EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will spark a long-simmering debate about the future of green cars in the U.S. Automakers and environmental groups are watching closely as the agencies […]

EPA Says Recall of VW Diesel Autos ‘Likely’

The EPA said today that a recall of affected Volkswagen diesel cars in the ongoing emissions scandal would “likely” take place. “EPA will require VW to remedy the noncompliance. It is likely that there will be a recall of affected vehicles,” an EPA spokesperson said, adding that no specific timeline had been ordered yet. The […]

Volkswagon May Face EPA Fines for Emissions Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California are accusing Volkswagen of violating the Clean Air Act by using software that allows hundred of thousands of VW and Audi diesel-powered cars to get around emission standards. “Using a defeat device in cars to evade clean air standards is illegal and a threat to public health,” said Cynthia […]

Obama Announces Higher Semi Truck MPG Standards

President Obama has delivered more details on the higher fuel economy standards his administration is working on for big trucks. The proposed plan, which Obama called “ambitious” in his speech today, will be applied to medium and heavy-duty vehicles and comes with three main parts: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) […]

Dennis Kucinich Intros Bill to Require Disclosure of RF Radiation Emission Levels of Cell Phones

On Friday, failed president candidate, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced bill HR 6358 to Congress, which could spawn a new national research program to study cell phones and force the FCC and EPA to update the Specific Absorption Rate methodology for determining the potential damage that radio frequency emissions can cause. The bill, should it […]

Intel Earns Top Spot on EPA’s Green Power Rankings

This week, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked Intel first on its Green Power Partnership Rankings list, which showcases the annual green power purchases of leading organizations in the United States and across individual industry sectors. The Green Power Partnership works with a wide variety of leading organizations — from Fortune 500 companies to local, […]

EPA Annouces New Energy Star Requirements for TVs and Cables Boxes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced recently that models earning its Energy Star logo will soon be required to use 40% less energy than conventional models.The agency said the stricter television standards, which take effect this September, are the first in a series of revisions it plans this year for more than 20 products. It […]

Mobile App Helps Locate Nearby Pollution Hazards

If you’ve ever wondered how close your home or office is to a chemical facility and if the toxins it is releasing might impact your health, answers can be as close as your smartphone. A new mobile application known as My Right-to-Know (myRTK), designed and developed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by Abt Associates, […]

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