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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Recent News About U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • EPA says DuPont to pay $500k pollution penalty

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The Environmental Protection Agency announced that DuPont Corp. has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for pollution violations at its Edge Moor plant site.

  • Calif. group challenging EPA's emissions standards

    Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A California-based watchdog group has filed a lwsuit on behalf of small businesses and trade organizations that challenges the Obama administration's greenhouse emissions standards for heavy-duty and medium-duty vehicles.

  • Iowa AG's suit results in $30K penalty

    Miller OTTUMWA, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Tuesday that a Blairsburg company will pay a $30,000 penalty for allegedly discharging wastewater illegally.

  • Texas AG says Obama, EPA need to cool it with regulations

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is wondering why the federal government isn't using his state's plan as a model for creating jobs.

  • DeWine weighs in on brine treatment permits

    DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that he has determined that certain permits governing treatment and disposal of brine from oil and gas wells were not issued legally.

  • Ohio company settles pollution allegations

    DeWine AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a settlement on Monday with an Akron dry cleaning business that allegedly violated Ohio's air pollution control laws.

  • Ohio AG seeks shutdown of refinery

    DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that his office is seeking the temporary shutdown of a Columbia petroleum product refinery for alleged air pollution violations.

  • The science of asbestos: The arguments for juries

    Shein WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - With so much at stake for businesses weighted down by litigation costs, can juries in asbestos cases be trusted to render fair and just verdicts?

  • W.Va. Congresswoman says EPA's agenda is destroying jobs

    Capito WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, co-founder of the Congressional Coal Caucus, says the federal Environmental Protection Agency's "extreme agenda" and regulations are destroying jobs.

  • Conn. AG may intervene for federal air pollution rule

    Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Friday that the state of Connecticut and five other Eastern states are seeking to intervene in support of a federal rule to control interstate air pollution.

  • EPA chief went too far, federal judge says

    Jackson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson exceeded her authority by imposing new water quality rules on mountaintop coal mines, a judge has ruled.

  • Va. AG attacks EPA's stance on greenhouse gases

    Cuccinelli WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, in a brief filed Monday, argues the federal Environmental Protection Agency did not follow its own rules in declaring that greenhouse gases are dangerous to human health.

  • Lung group upset with 25 AGs

    Schuette LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - The American Lung Association on Monday called out Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and other state attorneys general for standing up for what it calls "big polluters."

  • States file opposition to new EPA regulations

    Strange Washington, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - Twenty-five states and Guam have filed an amicus brief urging the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the implementation of new emissions regulations.

  • Former N.D. AG weighing Senate run

    Heitkamp BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - Former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp, who once ran for governor, is now considering a run for the U.S. Senate.

  • The science of asbestos: A survey of experts

    Carbone WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - There are some who say all forms of asbestos are unsafe and to be exposed to any amount is hazardous, while others say that one form of asbestos can be handled safely. Then there are some who are not sure.

  • Inhofe wants look into EPA's greenhouse gas finding

    Inhofe WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. has called for hearings to address how the Environmental Protection Agency arrived at its greenhouse gas endangerment finding.

  • The science of asbestos: A variety of definitions

    Carbone WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Asbestos litigation has become a multibillion-dollar industry -- bankrupting large corporations, enriching lawyers and courts and providing much needed relief to victims of the deadly diseases that exposure to some types asbestos in specific amounts will cause.

  • Abbott sues EPA over air pollution rule

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday filed legal action against the federal Environmental Protection Agency over its "flawed" Cross State Air Pollution Rule.

  • Kan. AG asks court to block new EPA rules

    Schmidt TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Monday asked a federal appeals court to block new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that he expects will increase the cost of electricity for state consumers.