Category: Sustainability

Major Pushback on the EPA’s Phase 3 Truck Rule

Since the EPA announced its Phase 3 proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles, there has been significant political and industry pushback. “Part of EPA’s proposal is to electrify 25% of new long-haul trucks by 2032, as well as 35% of new short-haul regional tractors and 50% of vocational vehicles,” says Overdrive Online. […]

EPA Announces Investments in Port Upgrades

While touring the Port of Savannah, Georgia, on May 5, 2023, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the initial steps in the development of programs that will invest $4 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in U.S. port infrastructure while reducing air pollution and advancing President Joseph Biden Jr.’s commitment to environmental justice. Ports […]

EPA Announces Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution

The EPA recently announced its Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution, which builds upon the Agency’s National Recycling Strategy and focuses on actions to reduce, reuse, collect, and capture plastic waste. With input from stakeholders, the Agency identified three key objectives for the strategy: Reduce pollution during plastic production. Reduce the production and consumption […]

EHS On Tap E160: How to Take Sustainability Seriously

On episode 160 of EHS On Tap, Tim Weiss, co-founder and CEO of Optera, talks about how businesses can improve their sustainability efforts.

Environmental Justice in Action

The Biden administration made it clear from day 1 that addressing environmental justice (EJ) issues would be a top priority. With the initial groundwork completed, the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an interim resolution agreement in their EJ investigation into the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Lowndes […]

Paving the Way for Clean Vehicles: EPA Proposes New Standards

On April 12, 2023, the EPA announced new proposed federal vehicle emissions standards for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles for model year (MY) 2027 and beyond that are expected to accelerate the ongoing transition to a clean vehicles future and tackle the climate crisis. On the same day, the EPA also announced new proposed standards […]

EPA Faces Controversy Over Proposed Soot Standards

On Aril 17, 2023, Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton issued a press release announcing he was joining 18 other AGs in providing critical commentary on the EPA’s proposed rule to alter the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). In the commentary letter, the AGs state, “The EPA should withdraw the […]

EHSDA Shorts: Defining Greenwashing

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Claire Beich, the president and owner of Ascend Consulting EHS, about the definition of greenwashing. Tune in to hear her insights.

What We Learned From…ESG Week 2023

Last week was EHS Daily Advisor’s Enviro, Social, and Governance (ESG) Week. ESG reporting and sustainability have moved from catchy buzzwords and “nice to have” elements of an organization’s portfolio to become business requirements. Let’s take a look back at the content that became available throughout the week which was designed around ESG to help […]

Faces of EHS: Amanda Smith on the Impacts of ESG

Over the past 17 years, Amanda Smith’s career has been dedicated to leveraging technology to empower people. She started her career as an Assistive Technology Specialist, where she used technology to enhance the learning experience for students with disabilities. Later, Amanda transitioned and became an Environmental Specialist at DTE Energy, where she employed the use […]