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

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US awards nearly $10m to clean up polluting school buses

The US Environmental Protection Agency is providing the funding to help make older diesel models up to 90% cleaner

US climate chief reverses emission-cuts delay

Scott Pruitt, Chief of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has reversed the decision to delay implementing emissions reduction rules. The laws, which were set in motion during the Obama Administration, aim to reduce the amount of ground-level ozone – this is created when emissions from cars, power plants and other sources react with sunlight […]

Carbon Dioxide ‘not main cause of climate change’

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief has said Carbon Dioxide isn’t the main cause of climate change. Scott Pruitt, told broadcaster CNBC that measuring human impact on the climate was “very challenging” and there was “tremendous disagreement” about the issue. He said debate surrounding global warming needs to continue, despite these remarks contradicting the findings on greenhouse gas emissions […]

‘Trump’s energy U-turn will benefit developing nations’

President Trump’s fossil fuel policy U-turn will benefit developing nations and the fuel poor. That’s according to Myron Ebell, former Head of President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Transition Team, who told ELN he expected the President to follow through on his promise to pull out of the Paris Agreement. Speaking at a press conference earlier today, he said: “President Trump […]

$9m US grant for firms to cut fleets’ diesel emissions

American firms with fleets of diesel engines can apply for funding from a $9 million (£5.8m) pot to begin new projects to reduce emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the announcement as part of the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance (DERA) programme, which aims to improve air quality by reducing pollution and saving […]

US groups call for toxic release report on fracking

US environmental groups will be submitting a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to require toxic chemical release reporting for the oil and gas extraction industry. The Environmental Integrity Project said it will join 16 other local and national organisations in Washington to call for extraction process like fracking to be included in […]

Obama law could rule out new US coal plants

The United States is putting forward laws to limit carbon pollution from new power plants which some are suggesting could effectively rule out new coal plants in the USA. Under proposals for the first Clean Air Act standard from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), any new coal and natural gas power plants will have […]

Oldest US coal plant switches to gas

One of the USA’s oldest coal-fired power plants could be switching to gas after tougher environmental laws were introduced, according to reports. Sunbury Generation, owner of the Shamokin Dam plant in Pennsylvania which has a total capacity of more than 400MW, plans to close five of its six coal generators and instead use gas turbines […]

UK new nuclear could prevent green growth, says German official

The German government’s climate advisor has said that the UK’s reliance on new nuclear will make it much harder for us to switch to renewable technologies. Speaking to the Guardian, Jochen Flasbarth, president of the Environmental Protection Agency in Germany said: “We are not missionaries and every country will have to find its own way […]