EPA Publishes Final Rule for Hydrofluorocarbon Reduction

Mandates the 40 percent reduction of the polluting coolant in the coming four years. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final rule last week mandating the reduction…

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3M Reaches Settlement with U.S. Water Systems over PFAS

Substances pose substantial health risks. The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, known as 3M, recently reached a $10.3 billion settlement with a collective of U.S. public water systems…

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New Rule Proposed for Railroad Hazardous Material Transport

The transportation department would require railroads to update the status of hazardous materials in real-time. The Department of Transportation proposed a new rule to require additional oversight over…

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OSHA Issues Canadian Wildfire Smoke Guidance for Outdoor Workers

Resources provide health and safety information to reduce exposure to smoke. The U.S. Department of Labor announced guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding smoke…

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Canadian Wildfires Problematic for U.S. Air Quality 

Haze extends from Great Lakes to D.C.  Air quality alerts due to smoke from hundreds of wildfires in the western provinces of Canada to Quebec have been issued…

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NTSB to Hold Hearing on Norfolk Southern Train Crash

The freight derailment is a centerpiece in a string of railway safety violations. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a two-day hearing to probe into the…

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2023 Grant Program for Truck Emission Reduction Opens

The transportation department focuses on projects to reduce emissions caused by vehicle idling. The Department of Transportation has opened applications for the Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port…

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EPA Proposes New Rules for Sterilizer Facilities

Agency intends to reduce long-term exposure to ethylene oxide. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule intended to reduce ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions from sterilizer facilities…

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EPA Says Two-Thirds of New Cars Should be EV by 2032

Proposed pollution standards call for zero emissions.  A new rule being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would mandate that 67 percent of new passenger vehicle sales in…

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DOE Finalizes Window Air Conditioner Efficiency Standards

The department continues to address backlog of energy efficiency updates. The Department of Energy (DOE) finalized new energy efficiency standards for window air conditioners on Thursday, continuing to…

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