Tag: Pollution laws and regulations

Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade’s end

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the planned share of...

EU to unveil tough climate rules, with tax on foreign firms

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BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday is unveiling sweeping new legislation to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that...

Electrify America to double EV charging stations by 2025

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network funded with money paid by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal,...

AP Interview: EPA water chief on clean water protections

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WASHINGTON — To finally determine a lasting definition of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

Slovenian PM says water referendum defeat no reason to quit

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenia's right-wing prime minister has brushed off opposition calls for his government to resign in the wake of a referendum in...

Pesticide caused kids’ brain damage, California lawsuits say

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lawsuits filed Monday in California seek potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely used bug...

Biden signs three bills to overturn Trump-era rules

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed three separate laws Wednesday that dismantle part of the Trump era, blocking payday lenders from avoiding caps on...

Senate OKs bill to certify farm practices limiting emissions

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The U.S. Senate has approved a measure intended to encourage greater use of farming and forestry practices that prevent greenhouse gas emissions and remove...

High court expands eligibility for Clean Air Act exemption

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday said an expanded number of small refineries can seek an exemption from certain renewable fuel requirements. ...

Congress acts to reinstate methane rules loosened by Trump

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WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats have approved a measure reinstating rules aimed at limiting climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling, a rare...