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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

  • State AGs take public nuisance issue to U.S. Supreme Court

    Cooper WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has become the venue for state attorneys general to submit their thoughts on using public nuisance claims to file environmental protection lawsuits.

  • Madigan obtains $1.8M court order

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Monday that two individuals and their companies were ordered by a court to pay $1.8 million for allegedly dumping construction debris illegally.

  • Texaco reaches agreement in Illinois

    Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Monday that her office has reached a $1.7 million settlement with the owners of a former refinery for allegedly damaging natural resources in the state.

  • Schneiderman suing Pa. power plant

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Thursday that he is suing a major Pennsylvania electric power plant over multiple violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

  • Bondi asked to get involved in pallet wars

    Bondi ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - New Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is being asked to investigate the wood pallet industry by a rival company that claims former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd should be "ashamed" of the testimony he gave on his way out of office.

  • Indiana cleanup gets $12M

    Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Thursday that he has reached a $12 million consent agreement with 13 companies to fund the final stage of remediation at an industrial site.

  • States, EPA settle lawsuits

    Kroger WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger praised the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for new policies that he says will improve air quality and set in place new anti-pollution regulations.

  • GM agrees to cleanup

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray announced on Wednesday that he has reached two settlements totaling $12 million with the former General Motors Corp. over alleged environmental violations.

  • Cooper still weighing TVA appeal, gets extension

    Cooper WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has been given extra time to decide if he wants to give the U.S. Supreme Court another environmental public nuisance lawsuit to think about.

  • U.S. SC will consider states' global warming lawsuit

    Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to hear the appeal of power companies in a global warming lawsuit being watched by the Obama administration.

  • Dumping cases result in $2.2M

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Tuesday that her office has secured more than $2.2 million from two lawsuits against companies that allegedly dumped waste at construction debris sites.

  • States, feds reach $270M settlement

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Wednesday that she is part of a $270 million multi-state and federal bankruptcy settlement with a company that allegedly contaminated a site in Hanover, Mass.

  • AG Abbott, Republican SC justices hold on to offices in Texas

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Democrats failed to unseat Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott or three justices on the state Supreme Court.

  • N.C. AG mulling future of emissions lawsuit

    Cooper WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - After being shot down by a federal appeals court, the future of a public nuisance lawsuit filed by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper against an energy provider is uncertain.

  • EPA wants judge to deny surface mining injunction

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urged a federal judge last week to turn down a request from the National Mining Association for a preliminary injunction.

  • UVa wants Cuccinelli's probe stayed

    Cuccinelli CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Legal Newsline) - The University of Virginia has filed its responses to the latest civil investigative demand issued by state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the matter of climate research by a former university professor.

  • Fourteen states are a part of GM settlement

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The United States Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it, 14 states and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe have agreed to a $773 million settlement with Chapter 11 debtor Motors Liquidation Company.

  • Environmental groups come to EPA's defense

    Obama CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A coalition of regional environmental groups on Wednesday filed a motion to intervene in defense of the Obama administration's crackdown on mountaintop removal mining.

  • Van Hollen files environmental lawsuit

    Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit to ensure continued environmental cleanup work at Wisconsin's Lower Fox River and Green Bay Site.

  • W.Va. sues Obama's EPA over mine regulations

    Manchin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin announced Wednesday the State is filing a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its attempts to curb mountaintop coal removal in West Virginia.