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Navy Sinks Obama-Era Green Destroyer Program

May 23, 2018

The U.S. Navy is cancelling a plan developed under former President Barack Obama to install hybrid electric drives (HED) in 34 destroyers. “Based on the Department’s priorities, President’s [...]

EPA Revokes Interim Fuel Economy Increases

May 17, 2018

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced EPA was revoking standards requiring cars and light trucks sold in the United States to achieve an average of more than [...]

States Consider Carbon Dioxide Taxes

April 30, 2018

Several state legislatures, including those of Connecticut, Hawaii, and Utah, are considering establishing taxes on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use. The purpose of the tax, typically [...]

EPA Ends ‘Once-in-Always-in’ Policy

March 16, 2018

In a major policy reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is ending its “Once-in-Always-in” (OIAI) policy on pollution sources. Since 1995, EPA has interpreted [...]
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