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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

  • Madigan sues copper plant over emissions

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on announced Friday that she filed a complaint against a copper plant based in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood over allegedly dangerous levels of lead emissions.

  • Texas AG will take up railroad commission's cause against EPA

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A spokeswoman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the office pledges to oppose a new air rule by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Environmental justice agreement over-regulates, critic says

    Jackson An Aug. 4 agreement among federal agencies to provide environmental justice to communities overburdened by pollution is merely another attempt to over-regulate and control the free-market, opponents say.

  • P'Pool talks ObamaCare, addresses contributions

    P'Pool FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Todd P'Pool, the Republican candidate for Kentucky attorney general, says in his newest television commercial that he will protect the state by fighting the federal health care law.

  • AGs say new EPA rule would raise electricity rates

    Schmidt TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Friday that he has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed new regulation that is expected to raise electricity rates.

  • Settlement reached over Mass. SuperFund site

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $1 million settlement on Wednesday with two formers owners and two current owners of a SuperFund site in Walpole, Mass., over allegedly contaminated land and water.

  • Calif. gov looks to AG's staff for state EPA post

    Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed the state's chief deputy attorney general to serve as secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Mass. power plant will reduce emissions

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell announced a settlement on Thursday with a power plant in Holyoke, Mass.

  • Asbestos abatement plan required by injunction

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Tuesday that her office has obtained a preliminary injunction against a Yorkville, Ill.-based company to remediate a contaminated work site.

  • U.S. SC: States cannot proceed with emissions lawsuits

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-0 decision Monday, said an appeals court erred in ruling that federal judges may set limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Madigan files oil spill suit

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Thursday that she has filed a lawsuit against an independent oil producer over an oil spill in Jasper County earlier this month.

  • Maine AG says DEP commish is unqualified

    Schneider AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - Maine Attorney General William Schneider says the commissioner of the state's Department of Environmental Protection is unqualified to serve because of a conflict of interest with his private business.

  • Ill. AG sues over discharge

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a complaint on Thursday against the owner of a dairy farm that is under construction that allegedly discharged liquid into a nearby river.

  • Fertilizer producer settles air violations

    Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a settlement with a nitrogen fertilizer producer on Wednesday over alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

  • U.S. SC hears states' global warming case

    Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case filed by several states who allege power plants are causing a public nuisance with their emissions.

  • N.Y. AG vows to sue government over fracking safety

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a pledge on Monday to sue the federal government if it fails to commit within 30 days to an environmental review of of natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin.

  • N.Y. AG pressuring EPA on air pollution rule

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested that the Environmental Protection Agency implement a rule that he says would slash the amount of air pollution currently allowed to cross state lines.

  • Schneiderman settles with GM for $154M in cleanup costs

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that he has reached a landmark $154 million settlement with the former General Motors Corporation to help clean up and redevelop land the company left behind.

  • Frequent asbestos defendant settles with Massachusetts

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Tuesday that her office reached a settlement with a chemical company that was allegedly responsible for contaminating nine sites in the state.

  • AGs worried about emissions from cement plants

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as head of a coalition of five attorneys general, urged the House of Representatives on Monday to reconsider a current resolution that he says could put New York communities in harm's way.