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ATA Welcomes Trillium CNG as Featured Product partner.

March 14, 2014

Commenting on Trillium CNG becoming latest American Trucking Associations (ATA) Featured Product partner, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said "we're pleased that Trillium CNG will be helping ATA members take advantage of the many opportunities natural gas can present the trucking industry." In turn, Trillium CNG president Mary Boettcher said Trillium CNG is excited to work with ATA and its membership to educate and promote benefits of switching to compressed natural gas." Read More

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NTSB to examine safe transport of oil and ethanol by train.

March 14, 2014

On April 22–23, NTSB will hold public form that will examine the safety issues associated with transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail. Titled "Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol," forum will explore DOT-111 tank car design, construction, and crash worthiness; rail operations and risk management strategies; emergency response challenges and best practices; and federal oversight. Read More

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Coal Companies to spend $200 M to reduce water pollution.

March 14, 2014

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Alpha), Alpha Appalachian Holdings, and 66 subsidiaries will spend estimated $200 million to install and operate wastewater treatment systems and implement system-wide upgrades to reduce discharges of pollution from coal mines. This settlement covers ~79 active mines and 25 processing plants in KY, PA, TN, VA, and WV. Additionally, companies will pay civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 402. Read More

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NEMA Commends House for passing Energy Efficiency Improvement Act.

March 13, 2014

NEMA commended U.S. House of Representatives on passing HR 2126, Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, by a vote of 375-36. Noting bi-partisanship in advancing this piece of "positive legislation," NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis applauded House's recognition of energy efficiency's importance in domestic energy economy as well as federal government's leadership in energy efficiency policy implementation. Read More

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A4A applauds Shuster-DeFazio legislation.

March 13, 2014

DOT's Full Fare Advertising Rule unfairly prohibits airlines and travel agents from providing full disclosure of government-imposed taxes and fees in advertised prices, thereby masking excessive federal tax rate on cost of air travel. A4A applauded legislation introduced by House Transportation Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), which ensures airline customers are aware of exactly how much of their ticket price goes to federal taxes. Read More

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EPRI to Transact First Credits in water trading project.

March 13, 2014

EPRI will facilitate trading of first stewardship credits for interstate water nutrients in USA. Marking historic milestone for only interstate and largest water quality trading project in world, event will take place March 11, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH. Those attending will learn about market-based approach for achieving water quality goals for nutrients through credit trading program as well as scientifically based approach to designing and developing markets for nutrient reduction credits. Read More

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EPA stops illegal import of vehicles.

March 13, 2014

A Chinese power sports company and its related U.S. distributor have agreed to recall and replace fuel tanks that will better control gasoline vapors in approximately 1,000 vehicles and take other steps to control pollution stemming from illegal import of over 12,000 recreational vehicles and highway motorcycles. EPA alleges that these vehicles were not certified, as required by the Clean Air Act, to meet federal emission standards. Companies will pay combined civil penalty of $725,000. Read More

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A4A Urges Congress to reject air travel taxes proposal.

March 13, 2014

Airlines for America (A4A) opposes FY2015 White House budget proposal, which calls for $4.2 billion in higher and additional taxes on airlines and their customers. In addition to urging Members of Congress to say no to said proposal, A4A cited commercial aviation as key enabler of job growth and U.S. economic activity that could contribute at greater level if not impeded by excessive taxes and regulations. Tax burden on aviation and its customers has more than tripled since 1998. Read More