How Canada will feel US election aftershock
Trump’s win jolts markets and stuns political leaders around the world.
NY manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup
Perfluorooctonaoic acid used in products for decades has contaminated Hootsick Falls groundwater.
US sues Volkswagen over emissions cheating software
Federal lawsuit alleges the German automaker intentionally tampered with the vehicles sold in the US.
Cheating software on more six cylinder VW diesel engines than thought: EPA
Regulators had originally accused the automaker of installing the “defeat device” software on about 10,000 cars.
Lawsuits could force VW to buy back diesels that cheat emissions tests
Analysts say the automaker could be on the hook for costs topping $6.9 billion to repurchase faulty vehicles.
Volkswagen CEO steps down amid emissions scandal
Winterkorn takes responsibility for “irregularities” found by US inspectors in VW’s diesel engines.
NM coal fired plant settles complaints over Clean Air Act violations
Part of the settlement is $2 million fund to pay for expenses related to respiratory health of the Navajo Nation that lives nearby.
New truck rule to increase fuel efficiency, reduce pollution
Would cut fuel costs by about $170 billion and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 billion barrels.
Hyundai, Kia to pay US $100M to end overstated mileage probe
Penalty the first under new rules to limit the amount of heat-trapping gases cars are allowed to emit.
New vehicle mileage hits record, but pace of improvement is slowing
EPA says fuel economy last year rose 0.21 km/l over the 2012 model year.
US considers reducing ethanol requirements as industry hits record profits
EPA says fewer gallons of ethanol are necessary because the fuel efficiency of cars has improved more quickly than expected.
Obama to nix Keystone regardless of Canada’s climate vows
Environmentalists say expanding “tarsands” incompatible with containing climate change.
Curbing global warming pollution dims coal’s future
US presses ahead with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants.
Tough job ahead as Obama puts climate talk into action
Must sell his ambitious plan to a wary public.
Obama climate plan targets coal
Will push for renewable energy projects, international agreements.