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Sierra Club, Environmental Integrity Project file suit against Pruitt over alleged inaction on petition

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofit environmental groups allege that U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has failed to respond to their petition.

New York leads coalition alleging EPA is stalling smog designation plan

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 7:58am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 1 that he is leading a coalition of 16 state attorneys general in a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Environmental Law and Policy Center, Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie seek disapproval of Ohio impaired water list

Wadi Reformado Aug. 2, 2017, 9:53am

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Two organizations are seeking a review of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's list of impaired waters, arguing that the open waters of Lake Erie should be included.

EPA reaches agreement with pharmaceutical company over allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:40am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on July 13 that it reached an agreement with Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc. after allegations that the company had violated hazardous waste regulations at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Salisbury, Md.

EPA settles with two Southern California plastic product manufacturers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:36am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced July 13 that two Southern California plastic product manufacturers will settle allegations of violating the federal Clean Water Act. According to the EPA, both companies already have returned to compliance with the law.

EPA, Justice Department, Colorado settle with Rocky Mountain Bottle in emissions case

Mark Iandolo Jul. 12, 2017, 9:49am

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the state of Colorado announced June 30 that Rocky Mountain Bottle Company LLC (RMBC) has agreed to install emissions controls on the glass furnaces at its glass bottle manufacturing facility in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Federal government, Colorado accuse PDC Energy of violating environmental law

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 12:16pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Colorado, on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), announced June 26 the filing of a civil complaint against PDC Energy Inc. (PDC) for allegations of environmental law violations.

District of Columbia, 14 state attorneys general intervene in Clean Air Council v. Pruitt case

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced June 22 that he has joined a coalition of 14 state attorneys general and the city of Chicago in intervening in Clean Air Council v. Pruitt.

EPA proposes two-year stay on certain requirements of 2016 New Source Performance Standards

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The EPA announced June 13 that it will ensure portions of the agency’s 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry do not take effect until after a reconsideration process.

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.