The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that delays for 15 months toxic air standards for industrial boilers. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, aims to protect hundreds of thousands of jobs by providing the U.S. Envir
A proposed bill that would have changed the way collision repair shops in Arizona do business has been held over to the next legislative session. House Bill 2394, introduced by state Rep. Nancy McLain (R-3) in the Arizona House of Representatives, wo
The Alternative Energy Association, Inc., a Florida-based non-profit organization, has announced its Three Point Plan to stimulate the American economy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create millions of new jobs.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) reports that last week one part of the federal government took a closer look at some of your retirement accounts in efforts to see what might be done to say the tumbling accounts.
Johnson Matthey's ACCRT(TM) (Advanced CCRT) system, the second generation benchmark CCRT(R) filter technology for 2.5g NOx EGR and non-EGR engines, has been verified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for reducing PM by more than 90 percent
I just found an old photograph I shot in a museum. It shows a fuel injector protruding into the combustion chamber of a cutaway engine. Things I've seen and learned since that day have made this old picture tell a new story that explains how an old t
Driving Change, the world?s first Internet-based vehicular greenhouse gas (GHG) tracking system, has announced significant reductions in GHG emissions by the city and county of Denver as a result of online feedback on how driving behaviors impact the
Representatives in the North Carolina House of Representatives have introduced House Bill 1285, the Motor Vehicle Repair Shops and Collision Repairs Licensure Act. This act would establish licensing requirements for certain motor vehicle repair shops
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet held a hearing on Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies. Witnesses included Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the Federal Trade Commiss
The Houston City Council is scheduled to consider a proposed ordinance to regulate the automotive repair and collision industry at an upcoming city council meeting. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) contacted the mayor and council members aski
The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) reports that Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC has signed the NASTF Service Information Standards Agreement, joining thirteen other auto manufacturers agreeing to make service and training information and tools
Aftermarket Business is taking an extensive, detailed look at Cash for Clunkers legislative initiatives. Taking cars off the road and encouraging people to buy new vehicles instead of putting money into repairs is an industry concern. So where do the
A measure recently passed by the California General Assembly requiring customers to be advised of a purchased tire?s date-of-manufacture is being assailed by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). The organization derides Assembly Bill 496 as ?i
The California Air Resources Board?s (CARB) hearing to consider the Cool Cars and Test Procedures regulation of Assembly Bill 32 has been rescheduled for June 25-26. It was originally scheduled for March 26-27.
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