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.
US says autos can meet 2025 fuel economy targets
Review will determine whether to keep the 2025 fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions targets in place or change them.
DuPont opens $225M plant to make ethanol from cornstalks, leaves and cobs
The facility’s ethanol will go into Tide laundry detergent, replacing the corn-based ethanol long used to stabilize the detergent formula.
Volkswagen hires Opel exec as strategy chief
The automaker has also hired a former judge who oversaw legal compliance at Daimler AG in the wake of a bribery scandal there.
Shell to spend $55M to clean soil at old LA County rubber plant
Benzene, propane, butane and other chemicals were dumped into unlined pits at the 280-acre complex for more than 30 years.
VW engine plant cuts extra shift, financial arm freezes hiring
Costs related to emissions-cheating scandal remain unclear.
VW says 11M diesel vehicles fitted with suspect emissions software
Automaker setting aside $7.3 billion to cover fallout of the scandal.
EPA tightens landfill standards to reduce methane emissions
Federal agency says the new standards will cost about $55 million to implement over the next 10 years.
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.
Monsanto fined $600K for failure to report chemical releases
Officials say the releases, between 2006 and 2009, emitted hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury.
EPA recognizes Toyota for energy efficiency
Eight facilities in North America, including two Canadian sites, reduced energy intensity by 24%.