Big Breakthrough for Big Rigs: The EPA’s New Fuel Economy Rule for Trucks

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By Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists An 18-wheeler barrels down the highway, bringing pallets of packaged food from a warehouse to a suburban grocery store. A contractor’s flatbed carries lumber and pipes to the site of a new building. A garbage truck weaves its way down an alley to......
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Lawmaker Tries to Hold Back Worker Progress

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By the Teamsters The Teamsters lauded a plan by the U.S. Department of Labor in May to update overtime rules to cover an additional 12.5 million workers. But now some in Congress are trying to overturn it. Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon, with the backing of big business interest groups,...
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Truck Standards Deliver Big Savings

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council New fuel efficiency standards for heavy trucks announced today by the Obama Administration will save money and dramatically cut carbon pollution. The standards will drive manufacturers to adopt cost-effective technologies so that, by 2027, new...
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Health and Environmental Groups Decry Radical Attacks on Anti-Smog Protections

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By Seth Johnson, Earthjustice Led by a major coal producer and by Big Oil, polluters have attacked the most recent protections the EPA established to fight ozone, or smog, pollution. They’ve even gone after the Clean Air Act itself. Today, the American Lung Association, the Sierra Club, the...
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