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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

  • Legislation seeks to block EPA greenhouse regulations

    U.S. Capitol building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could be blocked by Congress from developing its own greenhouse gas regulations, under legislation announced Tuesday.

  • Group threatens to sue over pesticide regulations

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-One of the nation's leading environmental groups on Tuesday threatened to sue the federal government for not regulating hundreds of pesticides.

  • States want to have their say in challenge of Clean Air Act

    Coakley WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Sixteen states and New York City are hoping to intervene in the challenge of an Environmental Protection Agency ruling that determined carbon dioxide is a pollutant.

  • Glass maker settles with feds, 10 states

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A settlement has been reached by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and nine other states with a glass manufacturer alleged to be operating without the proper permits or pollution controls.

  • Mass. Super Fund site to be cleaned up following agreement‏

    Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Forty-nine parties have agreed to a settlement with Attorney General Martha Coakley and several government agencies to clean up the Tewksbury, Mass., Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site.

  • ASARCO provides states $1.8 billion for environmental cleanup

    Brian Schweitzer (D-Mont.) TUCSON, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)- ASARCO LLC's emergence from federal bankruptcy protection has meant $1.79 billion will go to 19 states for environmental cleanup, officials said Thursday.

  • ASARCO sets aside millions for environmental cleanup

    Greg Abbott (R-Texas) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)- ASARCO LLC has placed $52 million into a custodial trust fund to help bankroll environmental cleanup at the company's now-closed smelter in El Paso, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.

  • EPA: Greenhouse gasses pose threats

    Lisa Jackson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Buoying the global warming position of California Attorney General Jerry Brown, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled Monday that greenhouse gas emissions are a public health danger and contribute to climate change.

  • California releases draft cap-and-trade regulations

    Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California officials on Tuesday released draft regulations of the state's cap-and-trade system aimed at limiting emissions blamed for global climate change.

  • AG: Greenhouse regulations are an insurance policy against catastrophe

    Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown says when it comes to enacting legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions, it's better to be safe than sorry.

  • Survey: Corporate litigation to increase

    Stephen Dillard NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-Corporate litigation is widely expected to continue to increase over the next year, a poll of corporate counsel indicates.

  • Kan. refinery sued over oil spill

    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (Legal Newsline)-Three Kansas business owners have filed a lawsuit against Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing, alleging that refinery workers left open an oil tanker valve which created a spill.

  • New Mexico AG gets Desert Rock permit remanded

    Gary King (D) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline)---The federal Environmental Appeals Board has returned the air quality permit for the Desert Rock power plant to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency amid issues raised by the New Mexico attorney general.

  • Groups file suit over Calif. greenhouse gas waiver

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-- Two industry groups are suing the federal government, challenging the Obama administration's move to allow California to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Feds, Madigan sue over coal-fired plants

    Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Federal officials on Thursday filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Illinois attorney general and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that a company that runs six coal-fired power plants in the state is flouting federal air pollution laws.

  • Gansler, chemical manufacturer reach settlement

    Doug Gansler (D) BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler announced Tuesday that his office reached a settlement with PPG Industries Inc. over allegations the company polluted Maryland air and water.

  • Cordray settles with chemical manufacturer

    Richard Cordray (D) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and an Addyston-based plastic resin manufacturer reached a settlement Monday over allegations the company violated state regulations.

  • Brown assails federal preemption

    Jerry Brown (D) SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)--Federal preemption has allowed Wall Street scofflaws to evade punishment, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Monday.

  • Obama's EPA grants previously declined emissions waiver

    Brown WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The federal government granted Tuesday the State of California's request for a waiver that allows it to develop its own standards for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

  • AGs write to encourage EPA

    Coakley WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Fourteen states submitted comments with the federal Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday, commending its recently proposed determination that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health.