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2016 Press Releases related to Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change

December 2016

  • December 20: Volkswagen to Recall 83,000 3.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles and Fund Mitigation Projects to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests on Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche Vehicles

November 2016

  • November 30: Robust Technical Analysis Supports Leaving Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks in Place Through 2025, EPA Administrator Finds
  • November 23: EPA Finalizes Increase in Renewable Fuel Volumes
  • November 2: Automakers Outperform Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for 4th Consecutive Year

October 2016

  • October 20: EPA awards clean diesel grant to Port of Baltimore To improve air quality, fuel efficiency
  • October 5: EPA SmartWay Honors CRST Expedited, Inc., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for Exceptional Supply Chain Environmental and Energy Efficiency
  • October 5: EPA SmartWay Honors Convoy Systems, LLC, of Kansas City, Kan., for Exceptional Supply Chain Environmental and Energy Efficiency
  • October 3: EPA SmartWay honors Freight Carriers for Exceptional Supply Chain Efficiency

September 2016

  • September 30: EPA Requests Applications to Reduce Diesel Emissions from School Buses
  • September 29: Chemoil to Retire More Than $71 Million in Credits from Renewable Fuels Market under Settlement with U.S.
  • September 29: EPA Requests Applications to Reduce Diesel Emissions from School Buses
  • September 27: Two North Carolina Companies Honored as EPA’s SmartWay Green Leaders in the Freight Industry
  • September 27: EPA’s SmartWay Honors Green Leaders in the Freight Industry

August 2016

  • August 16, 2016: EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

July 2016

  • July 25, 2016: EPA Determines that Aircraft Emissions Contribute to Climate Change Endangering Public Health and the Environment
  • July 25, 2016: EPA Determines that Aircraft Emissions Contribute to Climate Change Endangering Public Health and the Environment
  • July 18 2016: US EPA, US DOT, California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks

June 2016

  • June 28, 2016: Volkswagen to Spend Up to $14.7 Billion to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests and Deceiving Customers on 2.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles
  • June 28, 2016: TODAY: EPA, DOJ, FTC to Hold Press Conference to Announce Significant Environmental and Consumer Relief in Volkswagen Litigation
  • June 16, 2016: EPA: $1 Million Available for Tribes to Clean Up Diesel Engines
  • June 16, 2016: EPA: $1 Million Available for Tribes to Clean Up Diesel Engines

May 2016

  • May 27, 2016: EPA Plans National Public Hearing for Renewable Fuel Standard Program in Kansas City, Mo., June 9
  • May 18, 2016: EPA Proposes Increase in Renewable Fuel Levels
  • May 18, 2016: EPA Proposes Increase in Renewable Fuel Levels

April 2016

  • April 21, 2016: EPA recognizes SmartWay Affiliate NCTCOG for Fuel Saving Strategies
  • April 21, 2016: EPA recognizes SmartWay Affiliate EDF for Efforts to Reduce Pollution
  • April 21, 2016 : EPA Celebrates SmartWay Affiliates that Support Cleaner Freight
  • April 4, 2016: EPA Report: Diesel Engine Grants Program Nets Major Air, Public Health Benefits

March 2016

  • March 23, 2016: EPA Report: Diesel Engine Clean-up Program Nets Major Air, Public Health Benefits
  • March 23, 2016: EPA Report: Diesel Engine Clean-up Program Nets Major Air, Public Health Benefits
  • March 23, 2016: EPA Report: Diesel Engine Grant Program Nets Major Air, Public Health Benefits
  • March 4, 2016: EPA Rebates Will Help Fairfield and Gray, Maine Purchase Clean Diesel School Buses
  • March 4, 2016: EPA Rebate Will Help Arlington, Vermont Purchase a Clean Diesel School Bus

February 2016

  • February 25, 2016: EPA Announces Availability of $26 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines Nationwide
  • February 25, 2016: EPA Announces Availability of up to $1.9 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines in the Southeast Preference given to fleets in areas with poor air quality
  • February 25, 2016: EPA Announces Availability of $26 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines Nationwide
  • February 18, 2016: EPA awards $389,000 to Gila River Indian Community for cleaner diesel equipment
  • February 18, 2016: EPA Rebates Will Fund Cleaner School Buses in Six Connecticut Communities
  • February 9, 2016: EPA Rebates Will Fund Cleaner School Buses in Three Massachusetts Communities

January 2016

  • January 4, 2016: United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

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