News & Articles

  • CARB Awards Grant for Ultra-Low NOx Truck Demonstration Project

    California's ultra-low NOx emissions standard is 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour. This program will demonstrate the first diesel engine to comply with this state standard.

  • Minnesota Ceiling Tile Plant Penalized for Air Quality Permit Violations

    USG Interiors self-reported that between July 2014 and October 2016, it violated its air quality permits for emissions exceedances or missed equipment testing 32 times.

  • Canadian Government Investing in Northwest Territories' Infrastructure

    The investments will make a positive difference in communities, such as cleaner air and water, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable water management, better transportation, and energy security and reduced reliance on diesel.

  • San Pedro Bay Clean Air Action Plan Meeting Set for March 29

    Up to four CAAP stakeholder advisory meetings per year were called for as part of the Clean Air Action Plan Update approved by the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports' boards of harbor commissioners on Nov. 2, 2017; this will be the first advisory meeting.

  • EPA to Roll Back Clean Air and Water Protections

    Environmental advocates are concerned that these rollbacks would lead to dirtier air and water and reduce or remove consequences for large-scale polluters.

  • Waxman, Schwarzenegger, McCarthy Receive CARB Air Quality Awards

    "Our honorees span the past 50 years of progress toward clean air. Each played a leading role in this struggle for clean air and a healthy economy," CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols said. "Individually, our honorees have conducted groundbreaking research or shaped pioneering clean-air policies.

  • EPA Awards Houston Airport Over $1 Million for Clean Shuttle Buses

    The EPA has awarded more than $1 million to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, for electric shuttle buses. The funds will go toward reducing diesel vehicles’ harmful emissions and improving air quality.

  • TCEQ Fines Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc.

    The fine was included in $1,083,788 in fines against 46 regulated entities for violating state environmental regulations.

  • Dow Signs MOU to Work on Environmental Protection in China

    "We are pleased to be sharing our environmental technical expertise with the Chinese government to help accelerate positive change. We appreciate this opportunity to learn together how to best develop public policy blueprints that incorporate global private sector experience," said Neil Hawkins, corporate vice president, Environment, Health and Safety, and chief sustainability officer for Dow.

  • WHO, UNEP Collaborating on Environmental Health

    It is the most significant formal agreement on joint action about environment and health issues in more than 15 years, according to the partner organizations.

  • Ohio EPA Offers Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants

    A new grant from Ohio EPA will reimburse owners of large diesel or gasoline vehicles for a portion of the cost of the conversion or replacement of engines to use compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or liquid petroleum gas such as propane or butane, including bi-fueled or dual-fueled vehicles that can run on both an alternative fuel and on gasoline or diesel fuel.

  • Georgia EPD Unveils Air Quality Website

    The website provides smog alerts and real-time monitoring data with which Georgia residents are familiar and adds information about individual air pollutants and their impacts.

  • Canada Introduces Revised SmartDriver Program

    "This program will help meet the trucking industry's growing demand for safe, fuel-efficient drivers while educating existing operators on improved driving techniques. The real savings come in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, helping meet Canada's domestic and international climate goals," said Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.

  • EPA to Provide Over $1 Million for Diesel Reductions to Two Portland Organizations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing over $1 million to two Portland-area organizations in an effort to reduce harmful diesel emissions from trucks and construction equipment in the Portland metro region.

  • PA Agency Urges Periodic Home Radon Testing

    DEP said someone who does not want to use a do-it-yourself test kit should consider hiring a qualified radon professional to conduct a test.