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FILE - This undated file aerial view shows the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. Several groups are asking state and federal officials to hold semi-annual public meetings as Los Alamos National Laboratory prepares to resume and ramp up production of key components for the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. (Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)

Groups call for meetings as US lab preps for weapons work

Jul. 2, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several groups are asking state and federal officials to hold semi-annual public meetings as Los Alamos National Laboratory prepares to resume and ramp up production of key components for the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. The groups outlined their request in a recent...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Jun. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, trucks travel along a loading dock at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. The California Air Resources Board is scheduled to vote Thursday, June 25, 2020, on new first-in-the-nation rules to require a certain percentage of work truck sales each year must be electric vehicles. When the rule is fully implemented by 2035, the board estimates it will result in at least 20% of all delivery vans and work trucks on the road will be electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California approves 1st-in-US electric truck sales rule

Jun. 25, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators approved new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality. The rules require a...

Bosch pays WVa $550,000 for role in emissions scandal

Jun. 24, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has received a $550,000 payment from a German firm related to a car emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday. Morrisey announced the payment from auto parts and technology company Bosch. German automaker Volkswagen...

Nevada to consider mandate on more electric car offerings

Jun. 22, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will consider adopting new regulations to require a larger percentage of cars sold in the state be electric, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday. Sisolak's "Clean Cars Nevada" initiative would mandate that 6-8% of vehicles automobile dealers offer for sale be electric by...

Ex-Audi manager sought by US in diesel case held in Croatia

Jun. 17, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A former Audi engineering manager sought by the United States in a diesel emissions cheating scandal has been arrested in Croatia, the country's Interior Ministry said Wednesday. Axel Eiser was arrested on an international warrant issued by the U.S. when he crossed into Croatia from...

Maine gets more than $2.5M from cap-and-trade program

Jun. 14, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine utilities commission said the state has received more than $2.5 million via a multi-state cap-and-trade program. The money is the product of the 48th auction of carbon dioxide emission allowances on June 3, the Maine Public Utilities Commission said. The Regional Greenhouse...

Oregon transit agencies seek spending flexibility

Jun. 9, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — TriMet and Oregon’s smaller transit agencies want lawmakers to let them spend payroll tax dollars on basic operations instead of expanding service and converting diesel fleets to lower-emission vehicles. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that under a 2017 transportation bill,...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, CEO of Volkswagen Herbert Diess introduces the new VW ID.3 at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany.  The German automaker Volkswagen said Monday June 8, 2020, that CEO Herbert Diess is giving up managing the company’s core VW brand in order to concentrate more on the group as a whole. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess giving up managing VW brand

Jun. 8, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen's CEO is giving up managing the company's core VW brand in order to concentrate more on the group as a whole, the German automaker said Monday. Herbert Diess, whose image had been tarnished in the fallout from the company's diesel-emissions scandal, will be replaced as head of the...

Former Audi boss faces trial in September in diesel scandal

Jun. 8, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The former head of Volkswagen's luxury division, Audi, is set to go on trial at the end of September on fraud charges related to the company's diesel emissions scandal. The state court in Munich said Monday that the trial of Rupert Stadler and three others is to open on Sept. 30, news agency...