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Center for Biological Diversity sues EPA head Scott Pruitt for failure to respond

Wadi Reformado Jun. 23, 2017, 9:31am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Nonprofit environmental corporations are suing Scott Pruitt, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, citing alleged violation of federal law.

EPA settles with petroleum marketing company involved in 2016 California oil spill

Mark Iandolo Jun. 14, 2017, 9:24am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced June 7 that the SoCo Group Inc., a petroleum marketing and distribution company based in Carlsbad, has agreed to pay $59,400 and resolve allegations related to its 2016 oil spill in San Diego.

Massachusetts joins coalition challenging EPA's decision to abandon proposed pesticides ban

Mark Iandolo Jun. 12, 2017, 1:38pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 7 that she has joined six other attorneys general in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to abandon its proposed ban on a toxic pesticide widely used on food consumed by infants, young children and pregnant women.

Potomac Riverkeeper sues EPA

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 12:52pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.

EPA, Justice Department target Fiat Chrysler for alleged circumventing of Clean Air Act

Mark Iandolo May 31, 2017, 9:32am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 23 the filing of a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, against FCA US LLC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., V.M. Motori S.p.A., and V.M. North America Inc. (collectively, “FCA”).

EPA places 90-day administrative hold on guidelines for landfills

Mark Iandolo May 31, 2017, 9:10am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 23 a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills.

EPA settles with Hawaii farm that allegedly misused pesticides, violated safety regulations

Mark Iandolo May 31, 2017, 9:09am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 25 that Wonder Farm Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of misusing pesticides and violating worker safety regulations at its basil farm in Waianae, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, by paying a $26,700 penalty.

EPA administrator signs proposal to postpone compliance date for ELG Rule

Mark Iandolo May 31, 2017, 9:06am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 25 that Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule aimed at postponing the date that companies would need to come under compliance with the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for steam electric power plants (ELG Rule).

Texas urges EPA administrator to reconsider Obama-era regulations

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2017, 7:07am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 19 that his office sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking the agency to suspend, review and reconsider Obama-era EPA regulations that Texas challenged in 12 lawsuits.

Alliance for the Wild Rockies alleges EPA broke federal law

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 8:40am

MISSOULA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — An environmental organization is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging violation of federal law.

Environmental law group sues EPA over use of Lake Erie

Louie Torres May 24, 2017, 9:03am

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — An environmental law group is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and officials, alleging violation of federal law.

Texas wastewater treatment facility to improve pollution controls

Mark Iandolo May 23, 2017, 8:51am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced May 17 that Vopak Terminal Deer Park Inc. and Vopak Logistics Services USA Inc., have agreed to settle allegations of violating federal and state clean air laws.

Environmental groups allege EPA violated federal law

Mike Torres May 18, 2017, 9:33am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Environmental groups are suing the EPA, alleging violation of federal law.

EPA signs proposed rulemaking to approve North Dakota's Class VI injection wells

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced May 9 that the EPA has signed a proposed rulemaking to approve North Dakota’s application to implement and enforce its own Class VI Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.

EPA settles with Potomac Electric Power Company for $54,000

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:41am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 11 that Potomac Electric Power Company will pay $54,000 after allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations at its maintenance facility in Washington D.C.

EPA settles with Maryland wood treatment plant that allegedly violated hazardous waste laws

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:36am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 11 that Reliance Treated Wood Inc. will pay $69,000 after allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations at its wood treatment facility in Federalsburg, Md.

Oakland environmental groups accuse EPA administrator of breach of duty

Louie Torres May 10, 2017, 11:18am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Two Oakland environmental groups are suing the EPA administrator, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.

EPA settles with owner of Hidden Lane Superfund Site in Virginia

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:52pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 3 that Persimmon Lane LLC has settled with the agency and the commonwealth of Virginia. The company will help fund the cleanup of the Hidden Lane Superfund site, a 150-acre property in Sterling, Loudon County, Virginia.

EPA settles with three companies that allegedly violated California's Truck and Bus rule

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:51pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 4 that it has reached settlements totaling more than $201,000 with three companies that had allegedly violated California’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

California joins coalition opposing Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2017, 8:46am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 26 that he has joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in urging Congress to protect critical ozone air quality standards.