Monthly Archives: October 2017

California Air Resources Board to Break Ground Headquarters in Riverside

New state-of-the-art research facility and Southern California headquarters for the California Air Resources Board

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) breaks ground Friday, October 27, on its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters in Riverside. The 380,000-square-foot building, designed to accommodate a staff of 460, will house one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities in the world. Read more...
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Worldwide Laptop Ban for Checked-In Bags Recommended by FAA

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has come up with a proposal that bans larger electronic devices, such as laptops, from going onboard international flights in checked bags. The United Nations will be studying the proposal over the coming months. Lithium-ion batteries could start a fire in a plane's cargo hold, one that the smaller fire extinguishers on a typical plane may not be able to suppress. At worst, it could "lead to the loss of the aircraft," according to the proposal as...
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Oil Refiners’ Hope of Trump-Promised Deregulation Crushed by EPA

Prices for biofuel blending credits that drive oil refinery owners like Carl Icahn nuts plunged shortly after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. That’s because supporters expected the new president would reduce blending mandates enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency. But that relief didn’t last long for the refiners obligated to buy the credits like Icahn’s CVR Energy Inc. Prices rallied this week as Trump personally directed EPA to back off plans to lower...
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