U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News

Capito sponsors another bill to regulate widely used industrial PFAS chemicals

By Chris Dickerson | May 20, 2019

West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito has sponsored three bills in recent months would regulate the use of widely used industrial chemicals known as PFAS.

Government alleges Honeywell discharged contaminated water

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The federal government is suing Honeywell, alleging it discharged contaminated water in North Carolina.

New York announces plans to sue EPA over issue of certificate of completion for Hudson River cleanup

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced April 11 that New York State will be suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the cleanup of the Hudson River.

EPA sued as groups seek to initiate rules regarding asbestos reporting

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Several nonprofit public health and environmental groups have filed an amended complaint for relief in a federal district court in California asking that the EPA require companies to submit reports on potential amounts of asbestos in products.

Coalition challenges EPA over interstate smog pollution

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

NEW YORK — A coalition of six states and the city of New York has filed a lawsuit against the federal government alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is violating The Clean Air Act by not regulating interstate smog pollution.

Fiat Chrysler to pay more than $500 million for alleged emissions test cheating

By Marian Johns | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fiat Chrysler will pay more than $500 million in settlements, product recalls and civil penalties with the federal government and the state of California to resolve allegations of cheating on emissions tests, and violating the Clean Air Act as well as state law.

EPA faces legal battle from 13-state coalition over proposed methane emissions standards rollbacks

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing a battle from a 13-state coalition over the agency's proposed cutbacks of methane emissions standards which would do away with requiring companies' repair and prevention of pollution leaks.

Alabama attorney general lauds EPA's new 'Waters of the United States' rule

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY — A recently enacted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water rule by the Trump administration is receiving praise from Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall who says the rule will "define" the Clean Water Act.

Coalition urges EPA to stop proposed rollbacks of power plant, car emissions

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined a 29-state, county and city coalition, urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend its proposals that would decrease some environmental pollution rules designed to limit power plant and car emissions.

21-state coalition backs proposed EPA plan to allow states more authority over regulations

By Marian Johns | Nov 14, 2018

LTTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is the latest to join a 21-state coalition that submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in favor of the Trump administration's proposal to end the Clean Power Plan.

Multistate coalition of attorneys general blasts EPA proposal to cut carbon pollution rules

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a multistate effort to oppose a Trump administration proposal to do away with federal regulations that place limits on fossil-fuel power plants' carbon emissions.

Chevron to make safety improvements, pay $2.95 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations

By Marian Johns | Oct 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chevron USA Inc., (Chevron) will pay nearly $150 million for safety improvements as well as a $2.95 million civil penalty and $10 million in community environmental projects as part of a settlement with federal agencies over Clean Air Act violations.

U.S. settles charges against Heritage Thermal Services for alleged Clean Air Act violations

By Marian Johns | Oct 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Allegations of Clean Air Act violations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against Heritage Thermal Services Inc., have reached a proposed settlement, according to the federal government.

Tulsa midstream energy provider to pay $25 million civil penalty

By Marian Johns | Sep 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Tulsa midstream energy provider has agreed to pay a $25 million civil penalty and retire 36 million renewable fuel production credits to settle charges by the federal government that the company violated the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court tells EPA to ban pesticide within 60 days

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

NEW YORK — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has agreed with New York state in the banning of a pesticide that has been documented to harm neurological development in children.

Chicago, Illinois attorney general battle U.S. over EPA designations for several counties

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

CHICAGO — The city of Chicago and the Illinois attorney general have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over a new rule that they say does not reduce dangerous smog in and around Illinois.

Hawaii joins 19-state coalition challenging EPA's rollback of Clean Air Rule

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

HONOLULU — Hawaii has joined a 19-state coalition and the District of Columbia that is challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Clean Air Rule, which the coalition says will cost Americans an additional $193 billion to $236 billion in gas and will add carbon emissions.

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: EPA Settlements Resolve Alleged Violations of Toxic Chemical Reporting Requirements by Four New England Companies

By Press release submission | Jul 21, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with four New England companies that resolve alleged violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), which requires companies and organizations to report their use and release of toxic chemicals.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Justice Department, EPA Reach Settlement with MFA Incorporated and MFA Enterprises Incorporated to Address Alleged Chemical Accident Prevention Violations

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a consent decree with MFA Incorporated, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, and its wholly owned subsidiary MFA Enterprises, Incorporated (collectively, “MFA”), to address alleged chemical accident prevention and preparedness violations under the Risk Management Program of the Clean Air Act.

Attorneys general coalition targets EPA over hydrofluorocarbons use

By Marian Johns | Jul 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a coalition of 11 attorneys general who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in an effort to fight what they allege is the agency's "illegal" decision to allow companies to use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in their products.

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