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Report Clears EPA 2017 Glider-Emissions Study

Report Clears EPA 2017 Glider-Emissions Study

An audit by the Environmental Protection Agency’s independent Office of the Inspector General says the agency's testing of glider kit emissions, which found they produced significantly more emissions than new vehicles, “complied with standard practices.”

August 2, 2019

EPA Reaffirms Commitment to Rolling Back Emissions Regulations
EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

Seemingly acting out of character, the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 13 announced it will launch a rulemaking to further cut the emission of nitrogen oxide from diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks.

November 13, 2018

EPA Recognizes UPS for Fleet Sustainability

EPA Recognizes UPS for Fleet Sustainability

UPS has earned a SmartWay Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to reduce the impact of its operation on air quality, the parcel delivery company announced.

November 1, 2018

Tennessee Tech Says Glider Kit Emissions Study Conclusions Inaccurate

Tennessee Tech Says Glider Kit Emissions Study Conclusions Inaccurate

Tennessee Tech said some of the conclusions of its study of glider kit emissions were not accurate, and that the data does not support its earlier statements that the remanufactured engines used in glider kits performed as well as OEM engines certified under EPA emissions standards.

October 25, 2018

Derive Reaches Emissions Settlement with Feds

Derive Systems has agreed to a $300,000 civil penalty and estimates that it will spend about $6.25 million to address a federal complaint that it sold engine control devices designed to override the emissions control systems of vehicles in violation of the Clean Air Act.

September 26, 2018

EPA Green-Lights Audit of Controversial Glider Kit Emissions Study
White House Proposes Weaker Emissions Goals, Opposes States Setting Own Rules
GHG Phase 2 Glider Kit Restrictions to be Enforced After All

GHG Phase 2 Glider Kit Restrictions to be Enforced After All

After a court challenge stymied its efforts to give makers of glider kits a reprieve from challenged provisions of its greenhouse gas regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order to not enforce those regulations against small manufacturers of glider kits.

July 27, 2018

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Roll Back California Emissions Standards
EPA Glider Truck Loophole Closed Temporarily by Court

EPA Glider Truck Loophole Closed Temporarily by Court

A federal court has granted a temporary stay that suspends the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to not enforce for 2018 and 2019 a 300-unit production cap put in place on the manufacture of glider kits/vehicles that do not comply with Phase 2 GHG emission rules.

July 18, 2018

EPA Will Not Enforce 300-Unit Limit on Glider Kits Through 2019
More Allegations Made in Repeal of Proposed Glider Kit Restrictions Under GHG Phase 2

More Allegations Made in Repeal of Proposed Glider Kit Restrictions Under GHG Phase 2

Several members of Congress have asked the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency to look into allegations that there was improper contact between Volvo Group, the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association, and the EPA regarding the agency’s regulation of glider kits under its Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules.

July 5, 2018

Embattled Pruitt Resigns Post as EPA Administrator