‘Good Neighbour’: US plan to reduce cross-state downwind pollution from power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency projects the proposed rule would prevent around 1,000 premature deaths and avoid more than 2,000 hospital and emergency room visits in 2026

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

Port of New Orleans granted $1.2m for cleaner trucks

The funding will be used to replace certain diesel-powered trucks at port facilities in Orleans, Jefferson and Saint Bernard Parishes with cleaner alternatives

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Volkswagen paid $9.5bn to drivers in dieselgate scandal settlement

A total of 86% of drivers chose to sell their vehicles back to the manufacturer and take the money, rather than choose a modification

Ghana to develop national climate adaptation plan

The project is the first of its kind in Ghana to use future climate projections to plan over large timescales, up to the year 2080

Environmental Protection Authority gives Australian renewable energy hub approval

The proposed facility in Western Australia is called the Asian Renewable Energy Hub and will cover an onshore and offshore area of 662,400 hectares

US proposes for oil refiners to increase role of biofuels in fuel mix

The regulation aims to support the agricultural sector and reduce the country’s dependence on oil

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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

Fiat Chrysler agrees to pay $800m to settle emissions charges

Affected customers will receive up to $2,800 per vehicle