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Companies, activists push to speed zero-emission truck sales

Sep. 24, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Officials from companies with fleets of trucks are urging governors across the country to embrace a rule meant to speed the adoption of zero-emission trucks and reduce a potent source of greenhouse gases spewed from the large commercial vehicles. In a...

EU legal advisor: Diesel software faces strict limits

Sep. 24, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union legal adviser said Thursday that software installed in Volkswagen cars to alter the amount of pollutants coming out of their exhaust pipes in hot or cold weather and at high altitude doesn't conform to the 27-nation bloc’s laws laws unless it prevents...

Baker creates clean heat commission to help cut emissions

Sep. 20, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Monday creating what he described as a first-in-the-nation “Commission on Clean Heat” to help craft policies to reduce heating fuel emissions in Massachusetts. The task of the commission is to establish a...

Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

Sep. 16, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court ruled Thursday that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air and ordered them to improve the poor air quality in the capital. A three-judge panel at the Central...

Vermont public meetings planned about climate action plan

Sep. 12, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — Public meetings will be held this month as a plan to commit Vermont to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years is drafted. The Global Warming Solutions Act was passed last year despite Gov. Phil Scott's veto. The legislation set up...

Germany: Fraud trial of ex-VW boss delayed by health issues

Sep. 09, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's trial on fraud charges in connection with the automaker's diesel emissions scandal has been delayed because of health problems, a German court said Thursday. The Braunschweig state court said it decided to separate...

Latest draft of New Mexico oil, gas rules stirs tension

Sep. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates for the oil and gas industry and the environment are at odds over the latest draft of proposed regulations to tamp down on smog-causing pollution. A New Mexico Environment Department panel will hear the agency’s proposed new rules,...

Wolf needs to score bigger climate victories, activists say

Sep. 03, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf has notched perhaps his biggest victory in his strategy to fight climate change in Pennsylvania, but climate-change activists still see his record as full of contradictions and suggest he has enough time left in office to score farther-reaching...

Ohio high court delays ruling in Volkswagen emissions case

Aug. 18, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to delay its ruling that Volkswagen is subject to Ohio anti-tampering laws that carry the potential of hundreds of billions of dollars in damages. The court allowed the delay while Volkswagen appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court....

5 Tennessee counties OK'd to drop vehicle emissions testing

Aug. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say five counties will no longer require emissions testing of vehicles early next year under new federal approval, though Nashville won’t be among them. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation says the...