Pollution laws and regulations

A demonstrator wearing a face mask with the inscription "Kill diesel emissions" protests the "Diesel Summit" that is to take place in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesdayis to bring together leading politicians with bosses from Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Opel and Ford. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 12:36 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can such deadlines be taken? The issue of how to phase out polluting traditional engines has been pushed to the forefront by...
Read More
A demonstrator wearing a face mask with the inscription "Kill diesel emissions" protests the "Diesel Summit" that is to take place in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesdayis to bring together leading politicians with bosses from Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Opel and Ford. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 11:54 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can such deadlines be taken? The issue of how to phase out polluting traditional engines has been pushed to the forefront by...
Read More
A demonstrator wearing a face mask with the inscription "Kill diesel emissions" protests the "Diesel Summit" that is to take place in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesdayis to bring together leading politicians with bosses from Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Opel and Ford. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 9:35 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can such deadlines be taken? The issue of how to phase out polluting traditional engines has been pushed to the forefront by...
Read More
August 03, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt reversed his earlier decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt presented the change as his agency being more responsive...
Read More
August 02, 2017 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Wednesday reversed his earlier decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt presented the change as his agency being more...
Read More
From right to left : Harald Krueger, CEO of German car maker BMW, Dieter Zetsche, chairman of German car maker Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars and Matthias Mueller, CEO of German car maker Volkswagen have taken seat to attend a so-called diesel summit on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Berlin. German government officials and automakers meet to discuss the future of diesel vehicles, after a nearly two-year saga of scandal spread from Volkswagen to others in the sector. (Axel Schmidt/Pool Photo via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 12:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German automakers committed Wednesday to fitting over 5 million diesel cars in the country with updated software to reduce harmful emissions and to finance incentives for drivers to trade in older models, the transport minister said. Wednesday's "diesel summit" brought together...
Read More
The brand logo of German car maker BMW is photographed on a car in Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks call the heads of German car makers for a meeting named National Diesel Forum to Berlin on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 02, 2017 - 4:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesday at the Transport Ministry is to bring together leading politicians with bosses...
Read More
FILE - In this April 28, 2009 file photo, smog covers downtown Los Angeles. Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia are suing over the Trump administration’s delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
August 01, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 15 states filed a legal challenge on Tuesday over the Trump administration's delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. The states petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to overturn Environmental Protection...
Read More
August 01, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia are suing over the Trump administration's delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. The states filed Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit. Environmental Protection...
Read More
California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, talk before a climate bill signing on Treasure Island, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in San Francisco. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions. The Democratic governor was joined by his celebrity predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed the 2006 bill that led to the creation of the nation's only cap and trade system to reduce greenhouse gases in all industries. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
July 25, 2017 - 8:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump's failure to see climate change as a deadly...
Read More

Pages