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Tesla Motors pays fine for lacking emissions Certificate of Conformity

Sometimes, technology moves faster than rules and regulations. For instance, in some parts of Kansas, shops must provide water troughs for horses. A more recently inanity is the requirement that electric vehicles receive an emissions "Certificate of Conformity" from the EPA to comply with the "Clean Air Act." And, while Kansan storekeepers have long been exc

Tesla Motors pays huge fine for lacking emissions Certificate of Conformity

Sometimes, technology moves faster than rules and regulations. For instance, in some parts of Kansas, shops must provide water troughs for horses. A more recently inanity is the requirement that electric vehicles receive an emissions "Domenick Yoney

Finnish company Pegasor introduces real-time particulate sensor for diesel engines

Biodiesel is still in limbo here in the U.S., but even if we never return to large scale production, at least diesel vehicles can continue to get cleaner on their own. The latest example of cleaner diesel tech news comes from Finland, where Pegasor Ltd. has introduced a new, compact, continuously operating and real-time Nik Bristow

NHTSA chief counsel says Murkowski Resolution will hurt the environment, car companies and consumers

The U.S. media's political lens is focused pretty heavily on the health care debate right now, but that doesn't mean other items of interest aren't happening in Washington, D.C. For example, debate over the EPA's endangerment finding that found that greenhouse gases (GHGs), including those from on-road vehicles, threaten the public health and welfare of the American people is far fro

Cummins will recall 405 engines, pay $2.1 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations

Cummins Inc. has lodged a settlement in the U.S. District Court for D.C. agreeing to pay a $2.1 million penalty for violating the Clean Air Act. What did Cummins do? Well, it "shipped more than 570,000 heavy duty diesel engines to vehicle equipment manufacturers nationwide without pollution control equipment included" between 1998 and 2006. Even with that many engines sold, Cummins has agreed to recall only 405 of them because that is all that "were found to have reached the ultimate consumers w

Cummins will recall 405 engines, pay $2.1 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations

Cummins Inc. lodged a settlement today in the U.S. District Court for D.C. agreeing to pay a $2.1 million penalty for violating the Clean Air Act. What did Cummins do? Well, it "shipped more than 570,000 heavy duty diesel engines to vehicle equipment manufacturers nationwide without pollution control equipment included" between 1998 and 2006. Even with that many engines sold, Cummins has agreed to recall only 405 of them because that is all that "were found to have reached the ultimate consumers

Can this be true, does the Clean Air Act stop most of us from buying clean cars?

A story by Lawrence Ulrich on MSNBC over the weekend made a claim I think we need to explore a bit here on AutoblogGreen. Ulrich writes about driving a very clean six-cylinder gasoline engine 2008 Honda Accord, then says the car is only available in certain states:

Supreme court says EPA can regulate greenhouse gases

Admittedly, we're a little late to the party on this one, but thankfully, our greener sibling site was on top of things when the Supreme Court made an important ruling yesterday regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement of the Clean Air Act.

Canadian Government almost defeated over environmental legislation

Recently, the ruling Conservative party in Canada introduced new clean air legislation that has drawn almost universal derision from environmentalists. The bill ignores the Kyoto protocols which were ratified by the previous Liberal government. Unlike the United States, Canada has parliamentary system of government. That means that whichever party

EPA allows dirtier ethanol production by relaxing environmental rules

This Chicago Tribune article almost slipped through the cracks, but thankfully Plenty Magazine caught it for the rest of the green blogosphere. The article reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will be relaxing pollution rules for new ethanol production plants by cha

Reviving old Canadian emissions laws won't clean the air, says David Suzuki Foundation

Following up on the revival of the 25-year-old emissions law in Canada I wrote about yesterday, I found out that not everyone is happy with the law being reintroduced. The David Suzuki Foundation, a 16-year-old environmental group, says that the law is an "elaborate framework for procrastination" and the em

25-year-old fuel efficiency law finally seeing enforcement in Ottawa, Canada

In a lot of places (Pennsylvania, for example, or California), there is a move towards passing new laws that affect tailpipe emissions or fleet standards. But why write new laws when there's already one on the books? This is the situation in Ottawa, Canada where old laws (specifi

Massachusetts v. EPA: The Monkey Trial of the century

Does the Clean Air Act give the EPA power to regulate greenhouse gases? If so, can the EPA avoid exercising that authority simply because it doesn't want to? These are the two primary questions David Bookbinder, senior attorney for the Sierra Club, wants the U.S. Supreme Court to answer when Massachusetts v. EPA goes to trial in December.