Federal government to join assessment of Teck coal mine expansion in BC
Castle project would increase the area being mined and allow the company to maintain production of steel-making coal at 27,400 tonnes a day.
Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects
Latest efforts to emphasize reduced regulatory burdens on businesses over the environment and public health.
Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers
Environmental Protection Agency began to count factory farms during the Obama administration but retreated when industry groups sued
US proposes easing oil rules on climate changing methane emissions
Would ease requirements on oil and gas sites to monitor for methane leaks and plug them.
Canada mine waste prompts calls for better water protection
Want long-term water quality monitoring and to adopt a strict water quality standard for selenium.
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve
More coal plants to open as a result but court challenges will follow.
EPA says 2017 model year vehicle mileage increased slightly
Rising to a record 24.9 mpg.
Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks
Democrats say Andrew Wheeler’s work for coal companies should disqualify him from leading an agency that regulates coal.
EPA rethinking another air pollution rule for power plants
Obama administration rule set limits for emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
Trump ready to ease rules on coal fired power plants
States to get broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry balks
The changes are expected to save utilities roughly US$30 million annually.
Industrial chemicals in water supplies more toxic than thought: report
Sampling has found perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkylcontamination in water around military bases, factories and other sites.
EPA to ease back emissions standards for vehicles
Timeline too challenging for automakers, will work with NHTSA on new standards.
Trump’s plan to ease climate change rules riles Californians
Hundreds push back at hearing over EPA’s efforts to repeal restrictions on power plant emissions.
US officials consider robots to combat mine spills
Wastewater containing toxic heavy metals has been spewing from hundreds of inactive mines nationwide for decades.
Auto fuel efficiency makes gains, but falls short of targets
CO2 fuel economy data show 2016 was higher than model year 2015 by only one-tenth of a gallon.
Trump creates serious headwind to Canada’s competitiveness
Stripping environmental regulations creates a serious disadvantage.
Mind the curve
There are new challenges, but automotive opportunities are plentiful.