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New York State Expected to Pass Strict Climate Plan

An ambitious climate plan is expected to be passed by New York State lawmakers.  The Senate Democratic majority on June 19 passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CCPA) to address and mitigate the effects of climate change by drastically cutting greenhouse gases, diverting the state’s energy reliance to renewable sources, and creating green jobs to promote environmental justice, ...

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Foster Fuels Wins Contract to Supply FEMA

Foster Fuels, Inc., won a five-year contract to provide emergency fuel support to FEMA, the company announced. The contract is to provide emergency fuel delivery with a maximum price of $475 million, Foster Fuels said in a news release. Foster Fuels also held the previous contract, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense in July 2014, which covered the continental ...

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DataOnline + Wesroc + Wikon + iTank = Anova

DataOnline, a provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions to remotely monitor and manage industrial assets, announced on April 2 that the company has formally rebranded as Anova. The new brand incorporates DataOnline and its wholly-owned businesses, Wesroc, Wikon and iTank, businesses that have collaborated since coming together in 2018. Rebranding as Anova formalizes the relationship to optimize resources ...

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ATA Appeals Dismissal of Challenge to Truck Tolls in Rhode Island

The American Trucking Associations and three motor carriers appealed a decision by the federal district court in Rhode Island to dismiss a challenge to RhodeWorks, the state’s truck-only toll scheme. In its challenge, ATA contends that Rhode Island’s toll scheme unconstitutionally discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce. In a March 19, 2019 decision dismissing ...

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ATRI: Pot Plus Driving Poses Safety Challenge

With more states legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana, professional truck drivers are more likely to be sharing the roadway with car drivers operating under the influence of marijuana, the American Transportation Research Institute said upon releasing research on the subject. ATRI said its research sought to document the most promising methods to identify and deter marijuana-impaired driving. The study ...

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Motor Fuel Marketers Oppose EPA’s RIN Market Proposal

Motor fuel marketers criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations that would reform the market for Renewable Identification Numbers. The proposed changes to the market for RINs, which are the “credits” that EPA uses to ensure that refiners satisfy their obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), would create chaos in the RIN market and reduce incentives for fuel retailers ...

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Maine Opposes Effort to Expand Offshore Drilling

Maine will not participate in the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition, Gov. Janet Mills announced. In a letter to OCSGC chair and Alabama governor Kay Ivey, Mills wrote that the organization’s “work promoting the expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling is incompatible with Maine’s interests.” Mills emphasized Maine’s bipartisan opposition to offshore oil and gas drilling and her commitment ...

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Sweet to Depart NYPGA

Shane Sweet, executive director/technical director for the New York Propane Gas Association, announced that he is leaving his position at the end of March. Sweet told Fuel Oil News that he was leaving to pursue an opportunity with a mid-Atlantic-based distributorship and consultancy, Van Smith Company. An energy industry veteran, Sweet is a former executive director of the Vermont Fuel ...

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ATA Backs Trump’s Call to Restore Infrastructure

President Trump called for a national, bipartisan effort to restore declining infrastructure during his State of the Union address. American Trucking Associations’ President and CEO Chris Spears applauded the President’s proactive call to address aging infrastructure and modernizing trade relationships with Mexico and Canada. “Restoring our national infrastructure to greatness will further ignite our economy, make us more competitive abroad, ...

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