Senior Washington Reporter
Miles started as an assistant editor of Rubber & Plastics News in 1977, shortly after graduating from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. In 1980, he was transferred to Washington, D.C., as RPN's Washington reporter, adding the title of Washington reporter for Tire Business when that publication was founded in 1983. He was promoted to senior Washington reporter in 2003. Miles covers federal regulatory affairs, congressional action, the White House and Supreme Court activities as they relate to the tire and rubber industries. Contact Miles at [email protected]
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate has approved a bill designed to provide $2.2 trillion worth of aid to workers, small businesses and large corporations in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Tire industry association leaders break down what that means for their members.
The entire U.S. oil and gas industry may be facing a new phase of deep restructuring because of the oil price collapse, rivaling the vast changes made in the mid-1980s, according to Tom Ellacott, senior vice president, corporate upstream for natural resources analytics firm Wood Mackenzie.
WASHINGTON—It may not be easy, but tire and rubber industry association officials believe they can achieve progress in 2020 through diligent lobbying and industry friends on Capitol Hill. Progress, they said, is especially crucial in four areas: infrastructure, tire registration and recalls, recycling/sustainability, and data access.
PORT NECHES, Texas—It will take "a phased approach over many months and years" for TPC Group to remove hazardous materials from its Port Neches butadiene extraction facility and restore its operations in the wake of a disastrous conflagration that occurred in November.