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Friday, November 15, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

  • Texas AG has more problems with feds

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday filed a legal challenge against the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to secure $830 million in federal education funds for Texas schools, teachers and students.

  • Obama backs Blumenthal's campaign, fights him in court

    Obama STAMFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Opposing his view on how to regulate greenhouse gas emissions didn't stop President Barack Obama from supporting Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal at a fundraiser Thursday.

  • Cuccinelli's subpoena of global warming prof's records stopped

    Cuccinelli CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Legal Newsline) - An Albemarle County Circuit Court judge has quashed a subpoena issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli seeking documents related to the work of a climate scientist.

  • Obama sides against states over global warming enforcement

    Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama's administration apparently agrees with a recent federal appeals court's decision that said lawsuits are not the proper way to regulate air quality.

  • Ruling on global warming professor coming

    Cuccinelli CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A ruling is expected in a week on a demand by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli that the University of Virginia release research records of a well-known climate change researcher, according to The New York Times.

  • Ill. AG brings long battle against landfill to a close

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - After a long-running battle over the cleanup of the Hillside Landfill, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Wednesday that a settlement has been crafted that will finally solve the dispute.

  • Texas sues feds over offshore drilling ban

    Abbott HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sued President Barack Obama's administration on Wednesday over its new deepwater offshore drilling moratorium.

  • EPA won't reconsider greenhouse gases stance

    Cuccinelli RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's challenge to the federal government's conclusion that greenhouse gases are dangerous to humans has failed on the regulatory front.

  • Critics of EPA's Jackson say she bows to both extremes

    Jackson WASHINGTON (Legal Newslin) - Soon after President Barack Obama tapped Lisa Jackson to take the reins at the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the agency announced it would be re-reviewing the commonly used farming pesticide atrazine and its potential health effects.

  • Fourth Circuit: Lawsuits not the way to regulate air quality

    Cooper RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has overturned North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper's victory in a public nuisance pollution lawsuit against Tennessee Valley Authority, calling his initial victory "a flawed ruling."

  • Thirteen states want to intervene in EPA suit

    Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that, as part of a 13-state coalition, he has filed a motion in a federal appeals court in favor of a new environmental regulation limiting greenhouse gases.

  • EPA, pesticide maker at odds over study

    Jackson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The federal Environmental Protection Agency says a new review of atrazine, a commonly used agricultural pesticide, is rooted in a statutory mandate and prompted by new evidence about the effects of the pesticide to humans and animals.

  • Mass. AG cleans up with contaminated property settlement

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (Legal Newsline) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Wednesday that a settlement has been reached with a corporation over the cleanup of chemically contaminated property.

  • Suthers settlement steered at superfund site

    Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has reached two settlements with entities that allegedly contributed waste materials to the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, his office announced on Monday.

  • Two AGs want EPA to reopen greenhouse gas hearings

    Cuccinelli WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - State attorneys general Ken Cuccinelli and Troy King say the federal government did not take recent findings into account when it issued its first pronouncement on the dangers of greenhouse gases.

  • Group says EPA's greenhouse finding could cost jobs

    Steven Law WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ought to reconsider its finding that greenhouse gas emissions pose a public health danger, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Monday.

  • Exelon to pay $1 million over radioactive leaks

    Lisa Madigan (D) CHICAGO (Legal Newsline)-An energy company will pay more than $1.1 million to resolve lawsuits filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan over radioactive leaks from three of the company's plants.

  • Texas AG sues over EPA's greenhouse finding

    Greg Abbott (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency relied on flawed data to issue its endangerment finding that greenhouse gases pose a public health risk, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday.

  • Locke calls for creation of a NOAA Climate Service

    Gary Locke WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is planning to create a Climate Service to respond to the many requests NOAA receives from businesses and communities, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke said Monday.

  • Neb. court upholds decision against insurance companies in cleanup case

    LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision ordering two insurance companies to pay about $550,000 of the cost of cleaning up industrial contamination.