US proposes ‘strongest-ever’ pollution standards for cars and trucks

The proposals are predicted to save the average consumer $12,000 over the lifetime of a light-duty vehicle

US proposes stricter limits on water pollution from coal power plants

The move is aimed at reducing the discharge of toxic substances, such as mercury and arsenic, into rivers

US crackdown on climate ‘super-pollutants’

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced additional actions to phase down hydrofluorocarbons

Moo-ving out! Biden vows to slash methane emissions

Fees of up to $1,500 will be imposed per metric tonne of methane emitted in 2026

Huge blow for US climate mitigation, as Supreme Court rules against EPA

This means Congress will now have to pass off on any climate regulations

US seeks views for new $375m recycling and waste prevention programmes

The Environmental Protection Agency has published three Requests for Information, inviting interested individuals and organisations to share their views

Chevron Phillips reaches settlement to clean up three chemical plants in the US

The company will pay a $3.4m civil penalty and is estimated to spend around $118m to resolve allegations it failed to operate and monitor industrial flares

Biden reinstates California’s power to set own vehicle emissions standards

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement reverses a decision made by President Donald Trump in 2019

Small businesses to secure $3m green boost

Automated waste sorting technology and methane monitoring systems will be among the projects to be backed

Daimler agrees to $2bn settlement in US diesel emissions cases

The case of the German car giant involves civil and environmental claims related to the emission control systems of about 250,000 cars and vans in the US