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News Energy General
August 20, 2020  

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.

News Construction Government General Sustainability
June 5, 2020  

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

Latest efforts to emphasize reduced regulatory burdens on businesses over the environment and public health.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 10, 2020  

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

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
August 29, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing General
July 22, 2019  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 19, 2019  

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

More coal plants to open as a result but court challenges will follow.

News Automotive General
March 6, 2019  

EPA says 2017 model year vehicle mileage increased slightly

Rising to a record 24.9 mpg.

News Energy General
January 16, 2019  

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.

News Energy Government General
August 29, 2018  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General
August 20, 2018  

Trump ready to ease rules on coal fired power plants

States to get broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

News Energy Manufacturing General
July 18, 2018  

US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry balks

The changes are expected to save utilities roughly US$30 million annually.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
June 20, 2018  

Industrial chemicals in water supplies more toxic than thought: report

Sampling has found perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkylcontamination in water around military bases, factories and other sites.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 3, 2018  

EPA to ease back emissions standards for vehicles

Timeline too challenging for automakers, will work with NHTSA on new standards.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
February 28, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Minerals General Sustainability
January 31, 2018  

US officials consider robots to combat mine spills

Wastewater containing toxic heavy metals has been spewing from hundreds of inactive mines nationwide for decades.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 12, 2018  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
October 9, 2017  

Scientists say cost of CO2 scrubbing is main obstacle to clean coal

US power sector wants bigger tax credits or other incentives to close the cost gap for using them.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 2, 2017  

US cuts to Energy Star could spell trouble for Canadian climate plan

Puts at risk up to one-third of the emissions reductions from the national climate change action plan.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 12, 2017  

Trump administration halts pollution controls at Utah coal plants

State to implement its own plan to cut emissions without the $700 million cost of the EPA plan.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
August 14, 2017  

EPA to rewrite limits for coal power plant wastewater

Would allow utilities to flush wastewater containing traces of highly toxic heavy metals into lakes and rivers.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Sustainability
August 2, 2017  

15 states appeal EPA delay of stricter air quality standards

The EPA extended compliance deadlines by a year in June.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
May 19, 2017  

Fiat Chrysler in talks with government over diesels

EPA claims the automaker used software that allowed diesel vehicles to emit more pollution on the road than they do in emissions tests.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
May 9, 2017  

Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

Nine of the 18 outside experts on panel will not serve a second three-year term

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 19, 2017  

EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution

Also seeking to roll back tighter restrictions on pollution from coal mines.

Insight Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 17, 2017  

Trump creates serious headwind to Canada’s competitiveness

Stripping environmental regulations creates a serious disadvantage.

News Manufacturing Metals General
April 17, 2017  

EPA: No significant chemical discharge from US Steel spill

Expansion joint failed in a pipe, allowing wastewater to eventually flow into a waterway flowing into Lake Michigan.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 27, 2017  

EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

Trump’s intention is to bring back coal-mining jobs and reduce the cost of electricity.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 19, 2017  

Auto industry backs commitment to fuel economy amid doubts

The pursuit of fuel-efficiency technologies will proceed unabated.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 16, 2017  

Trump’s budget boosts military, big cuts to domestic programs

Pentagon the big winner with a $54 billion boost to defence spending.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
March 15, 2017  

Trump set to challenge Obama era fuel standards in Detroit

Will announce that he’s putting a midterm review cancelled by Obama in January back on track.

News Automotive Energy Manufacturing General
March 8, 2017  

Trump set to roll back federal fuel economy requirements

Automakers say rules add thousands of dollars to new car prices and could cost jobs.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 18, 2017  

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn’t hoax

Former climate change doubter Pruitt disagrees with his boss that it’s a Chinese hoax.