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Fiat Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Vehicles, Strives to Reach Settlement w/EPA

Fiat Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Vehicles, Strives to Reach Settlement w/EPA

Fiat Chrysler (FCA), attempting to reach a settlement with US regulators following studies that show the automaker installed emissions-cheating software, has said that it will modify around 100,000 diesel vehicles. While the situation is similar to the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, FCA is unlikely to have to pay as much as that company, … Read more »

While Legislation Failed, Interior Department Still Wants to Scrap Methane Rule

While Legislation Failed, Interior Department Still Wants to Scrap Methane Rule

Despite a failed legislative attempt, the US Department of Interior now says that it will try and change the current methane rules for oil and gas operations through regulatory means — a move that, if successful, would still take years.

Corporations Are Weighing the Costs and Benefits of the Global Climate Accord

Corporations Are Weighing the Costs and Benefits of the Global Climate Accord

President Trump’s ambivalence about whether the United States should take an active part in the global climate talks is giving an opening to certain groups to potentially undermine the accord. That’s according to a new analysis from Corporate Accountability International.

Methane Emissions Rule Remains in Place, Shouldn’t Affect Prices for Energy End-Users

Methane Emissions Rule Remains in Place, Shouldn’t Affect Prices for Energy End-Users

The US Senate’s vote yesterday not to repeal a methane emissions rule issued by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the Obama era is not likely to significantly impact energy end-users like commercial and industrial companies. “BLM conducted a regulatory impact assessment of the rule in which they found … Read more »

Manufacturers May Struggle to Keep Up w/EPA’s Aggressive Schedule to Pass New Chemical Regs

Manufacturers May Struggle to Keep Up w/EPA’s Aggressive Schedule to Pass New Chemical Regs

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed in June of 2016 and made sweeping changes to the nation’s primary chemical law. The new law requires the EPA to implement the changes through a number of regulations, which … Read more »

Airlines Say Biofuels Can Drive Business Results (and Airports Can Help)

Airlines Say Biofuels Can Drive Business Results (and Airports Can Help)

(Pictured: SAFUG members) Singapore Airlines made news last week with its announcement of “green package” flights on its non-stop San Francisco-Singapore route, powered by sustainable biofuels produced from used cooking oils and conventional jet fuel. Other airlines have committed to advancing and commercializing sustainable aviation biofuels, as well – most airlines … Read more »

Chrysler Tries to Get Dodge Ram Emissions Case Dismissed

Chrysler Tries to Get Dodge Ram Emissions Case Dismissed

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has filed a motion to dismiss an emissions lawsuit that claims Dodge Ram trucks emit illegal levels of nitrogen oxides, which the car company has allegedly covered up with the use of “defeat devices” during emissions testing. Cummins, an engine manufacturer used by Chrysler, is also listed as a defendant. … Read more »

Singapore Air’s 1st ‘Green’ Flight Takes Off; Supplier to Develop Biofuel Supply Chain

Singapore Air’s 1st ‘Green’ Flight Takes Off; Supplier to Develop Biofuel Supply Chain

In a bid to adopt more efficient and sustainable processes, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has begun operating what it calls “green package” flights on its non-stop San Francisco-Singapore route, powered by sustainable biofuels produced from used cooking oils and conventional jet fuel. The flights – the first of which took off … Read more »