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September 6, 2017

Transportation Group Opposes De-Funding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

A large group representing manufacturers, transportation associations, and clean air and health advocates sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a proposed amendment to the House Interior-EPA appropriations bill that would remove all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

December 18, 2015

U.S. Congress Passes Natural Gas Tax Credit Legislation

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 will extend federal tax credits for alternative fuels that expired in 2014 and make some subsidies permanent.

October 9, 2015

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Apologizes to Congress

Michael Horn, Volkswagen's president and CEO in the U.S., apologized to members of the U.S. Congress on Oct. 8 for selling cars that included a software cheat designed to defeat federal diesel emissions testing.

July 27, 2015

U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Boost Biodiesel

A bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators has petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase biodiesel production in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard for 2016 and 2017.

July 16, 2015

Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill

The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.

March 24, 2015

House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.

February 27, 2015

U.S. Senators Seeking Repeal of Ethanol Mandate

Two U.S. Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal a renewable fuel mandate that requires refiners to blend ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.

February 6, 2015

Senators Push For Fair Taxing of LNG

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) have reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) to better compete with diesel with taxation based on energy output rather than per gallon.

January 15, 2015

Biodiesel Board Blames Feds for Industry Slump

Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

December 30, 2014

Fuel Tax Hike Unlikely, Says Congressman Shuster

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said that one of his 2015 priorities will be a highway bill – but he does not expect it to be funded by a fuel tax increase, the AP reported.

December 18, 2014

Federal Legislation Boosts Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.

December 4, 2014

U.S. House Extends Alternative-Fuel Tax Credits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.

April 30, 2014

Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Proposed

Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch recently announced legislation that would increase the size of a tax credit for purchasing electric vehicles (EVs).

February 4, 2014

FLEET Act Would Green U.S. Postal Fleet

A federal bill introduced in late January would authorize the U.S. Postal Service to use energy savings performance contracts to improve the efficiency of its fleet of delivery vehicles.

June 4, 2013

Congress Introduces the LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013

The U.S. Congress introduced a bill to adjust taxes on liquefied natural gas, which is currently taxed 70-percent more than diesel on an energy equivalent basis.

August 10, 2010

Energy Bill With Electric & NG Vehicle Funding Fails

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate leaders announced Tuesday, Aug. 3, that they lack the 60 votes necessary to pass an energy bill that proposed billions in funding to promote the use of electric vehicles and natural gas-powered vehicles, the Associated Press reported.

August 3, 2010

New Legislative Efforts to Restore Biodiesel Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee last week released a draft of a bill containing an extension of the biodiesel tax credit for 2011, Biodiesel Magazine reported.

August 3, 2010

Energy Bill Proposes $3.8 Billion in NG Vehicle Subsidies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats last week unveiled an energy bill that includes $3.8 billion in rebates for natural gas-powered vehicles, the Dallas News reported.

July 27, 2010

Senate Committee Passes EV & Loan Program Bills

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week approved a $3.6 billion bill aimed at promoting the use of electric vehicles.

September 25, 2009

Peterbilt Delivers U.S. House of Representatives’ First Hybrid Truck

WASHINGTON - The environmentally-friendly truck is slated to carry thousands of lbs. of furniture and office equipment on the Capitol Campus and throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

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