EPA Announces $900 Million in Grants for Electric School Bus Program

The funding will support the purchase of 3,400 busses for 530 school districts. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the latest release of funding to update school bus…

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Canadian Wildfires Impact Minnesota and Wisconsin Air Quality

Fine air particulates reach 184 on the air quality index. The National Weather Service issued air quality warnings for Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday, reporting an “unhealthy” amount…

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Labor Department Finalizes Silica Dust Protections for Miners

The rule lowers the permissible exposure limit and implements an overexposure protocol. The Department of Labor finalized a rule protecting miners from silica dust exposure this month, lowering…

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Appeals Court Upholds EPA Emissions Waiver for California

The state is allowed to set steeper emissions rules than federally required. The D.C. Court of Appeals upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emissions policy waiver for the…

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Norfolk Southern Agrees to Settlement for East Palestine Derailment

Resolution for class action lawsuit now pending in court. Railroad company Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million to resolve a class action lawsuit against its freight…

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EPA Finalizes Restrictions on Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions

The limits were adjusted based on feedback from auto manufacturers. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized new rules reducing emissions requirements for all new cars made between…

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Interior Department Awards Grants to Clean Up Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

The funding is allotted under infrastructure legislation. The Department of the Interior announced guidance for states, offering up to $30 million in matching grant funds under the Bipartisan…

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NTSB Chair Testifies Before Senate Committee

She said the controlled burn of chemicals after the East Palestine train derailment was unnecessary. National Transportation Safety Board chair Jennifer Homendy testified before the Senate Committee on…

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DOE Finalizes Energy-Efficiency Standards for Washer, Dryer Units

The department estimates that reduced emissions will reduce utility payments by $1 billion annually. The Department of Energy released the final rules to update energy efficiency standards for…

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Interior Secretary Announces Funding to Close Abandoned Coal Mines

The administration seeks to address open mines polluting air and soil. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that $46.4 million is now available to close abandoned coal…

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