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EPA to Revisit Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standard

August 18, 2017

EPA to Revisit Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Aug. 17 that it will revisit certain parts of the Obama Administration's 2016 Phase 2 emissions rule for heavy-duty trucks, which set new standards for model years 2021-2027 of tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans and other large vehicles.

Court Grants Pause on Lawsuit Over Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards

May 10, 2017

Court Grants Pause on Lawsuit Over Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for a 90-day hold on a lawsuit over the agency’s Phase 2 emissions and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks manufactured beginning in 2019.

EPA May Revisit Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards

April 24, 2017

EPA May Revisit Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards

Marking yet another sign that the Trump Administration seeks to roll back President Obama’s climate initiatives, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to put a 90-day hold on a lawsuit over the agency’s Phase 2 emissions and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks manufactured beginning in 2019 while it decides whether to modify or rescind the rule.

EIA Predicts Fuel Consumption to Decline Nearly 20 Percent By 2040

June 25, 2016

EIA Predicts Fuel Consumption to Decline Nearly 20 Percent By 2040

Diesel fuel consumption could decline 18 percent by 2040 under a new round of fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a forecast released June 23.

New Study Evaluates GHG Emissions from Natural Gas Light Duty Vehicles

October 9, 2015

New Study Evaluates GHG Emissions from Natural Gas Light Duty Vehicles

A recently published analysis by Carnegie Mellon University, evaluating the potential life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from using natural gas to power light-duty vehicles, demonstrates the “uncertainty and variability” of such assessments. The study contributes to the library of studies conducting life cycle analysis of GHG emissions from using natural gas in the transportation sector through multiple pathways.

Court of Appeals Hears Arguments Against California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

November 5, 2012

Court of Appeals Hears Arguments Against California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

A three-justice panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of California’s “Low Carbon Fuel Standard,” a piece of the state’s landmark global warming law, AB 32.