April 13, 2021

Fiat Chrysler reportedly phasing out diesel passenger cars by 2022

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By Rob LeFebvre From engadget The move follows emissions-related lawsuits. Fiat Chrysler’s diesel plans are back in the spotlight again. The Italian-American car maker was hit with several lawsuits last December, each claiming that the company’s heavy-duty pickup trucks used devices aimed at cheating emissions tests. Last month, the EPA said that Chrysler had violated […]

2015 environmental year in review

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Authors Byron Taylor, David T Buente Jr, Roger R Martella Jr, Judith M Praitis Contributed by Sidley Austin LLP Environment & Climate Change USA Litigation developments Rulemaking and policy developments Enforcement developments Biotechnology developments Whether the issue was climate change, air quality standards or water jurisdiction, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark rulemakings dominated the environmental headlines in 2015. This […]

California senators float post-2020 climate change bill

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By Rory Carroll From Business Insider SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two California state senators released a bill hat would give regulators the authority to design a plan to meet the state’s long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals and improve air quality in the state’s poorest communities. The bill is an effort by Democratic senators Fran Pavley […]

Greenhouse gas ruling gives EPA leeway to regulate

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Marcia Coyle, from supreme court brief Five years ago, environmentalists endured their worst term in decades, suffering a stunning 0-5 outcome in the U.S. Supreme Court. This term, they are 2-1 and victorious on the most pressing of their issues: greenhouse gas pollutants. The justices on Monday handed the Obama administration its second major, if […]