Environmental Protection Agency
Trump’s win jolts markets and stuns political leaders around the world.
Perfluorooctonaoic acid used in products for decades has contaminated Hootsick Falls groundwater.
Federal lawsuit alleges the German automaker intentionally tampered with the vehicles sold in the US.
Regulators had originally accused the automaker of installing the “defeat device” software on about 10,000 cars.
Analysts say the automaker could be on the hook for costs topping $6.9 billion to repurchase faulty vehicles.
Winterkorn takes responsibility for “irregularities” found by US inspectors in VW’s diesel engines.
Part of the settlement is $2 million fund to pay for expenses related to respiratory health of the Navajo Nation that lives nearby.
Would cut fuel costs by about $170 billion and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 billion barrels.
Penalty the first under new rules to limit the amount of heat-trapping gases cars are allowed to emit.
EPA says fuel economy last year rose 0.21 km/l over the 2012 model year.
EPA says fewer gallons of ethanol are necessary because the fuel efficiency of cars has improved more quickly than expected.
Environmentalists say expanding “tarsands” incompatible with containing climate change.
US presses ahead with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants.
Must sell his ambitious plan to a wary public.
Will push for renewable energy projects, international agreements.