Tag: Carbon emissions

The car manufacturing industry’s growing pollution problem

Exhaust spewing from a car

Diesel cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Honda have all been found to emit more pollution on the road than their regulatory tests have shown.     In September, it was reported that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act by misleading emissions testers into believing their diesel vehicles produce less pollution than they actually emit. This… Read More

Volkswagen’s costly emissions scandal continues to worsen

Closeup of Volkswagon car

Volkswagen’s stock dropped almost 30 percent after it was announced on Friday that the company violated the Clean Air Act. Now, the company faces fines and lawsuits that could cost them billions of dollars.   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found out that Volkswagen installed a device in many of their diesel vehicles that can detect when… Read More

EPA battles with 15 states as thousands die from pollution in China

Pollution in China

On Thursday, 15 state attorneys general filed a petition to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan that was announced by President Barack Obama in early August.     The Clean Power Plan was created to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 32 percent below the levels documented in 2005. Every state… Read More

In Bold Move, Obama Finally Tackles Climate Change

Barack Obama is nearing the end of his presidential road, and the view outside his windows is not a comforting one. Behind him, the rocky early years of his presidency fade into the mists of history. Ahead of him, the stomach-churning prospect of an actively obstructionist Republican majority in the House and Senate rears its… Read More