U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News

Supreme Court to hear superfund liability cases

By Chris Rizo | Oct 2, 2008

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court could place new limits on claims against companies sued under the federal superfund law.

Conway concerned with gas stations' profits

By John O'Brien | Sep 22, 2008

Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is warning state petroleum marketers that if they are selling regular gasoline instead of reformulated gas, it should be reflected in the price.

Attacks nothing new to Calif. AG

By Legal News Line | Sep 12, 2008

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The game plan remains consistent, but the accusations of political gamesmanship are just beginning if indeed Attorney General Jerry Brown formally announces his intentions to run for a return to the California governor's office he once occupied thirty years ago.

Oil refineries going unchecked by EPA, group of AGs claims

By John O'Brien | Aug 25, 2008

Cuomo WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - Twelve states led by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo are suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency for failing to control emissions from oil refineries.

Feds, Milgram don't want cancer-causer leaked

By John O'Brien | Aug 19, 2008

Milgram TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram is joining with the federal government in a settlement designed to reduce vinyl chloride emissions at a Burlington Township manufacturing facility.

Brown heads for another lawsuit against the feds

By Legal News Line | Aug 1, 2008

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Legal Newsline)- California Attorney General Jerry Brown continued to wield the power of his office to curb greenhouse gas pollutions on Thursday by announcing plans to sue the U.S Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate pollution from ships, aircraft and industrial equipment.

Five states threaten to sue EPA over lack of greenhouse regulations

By Chris Rizo | Aug 1, 2008

Hardy Myers (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers has joined with four other states to pressure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt regulations aimed at reducing pollution from planes, ships and off-road vehicles.

AG seeks to slow coal-fired plant's approval process

By Chris Rizo | Jul 10, 2008

Gary King (D) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline)---New Mexico Attorney General Gary King has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and supporters of the proposed Desert Rock power plant on Navajo Nation trust land in the Four Corners area of the state.

Shell Oil, Army to give Colorado $35 million for clean-up

By Chris Rizo | May 29, 2008

DENVER, Colo. (Legal Newsline)-Colorado will get $35 million to help clean up and restore a former chemical weapons manufacturing site on the outskirts of Denver, the attorney general announced Thursday.

AGs file lawsuit over federal smog rules

By Chris Rizo | May 27, 2008

Richard Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline)- A coalition of state attorneys general filed suit Tuesday against the U.S. government, trying to overturn federal smog rules, which the AGs see as too lax.

EPA accepts Blumenthal's request to study artifical turf

By Chris Rizo | May 2, 2008

Richard Blumenthal NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline)-Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the impact of synthetic turf athletic fields on health and the environment.

Brown decries new federal fuel standard

By Chris Rizo | Apr 22, 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday called the federal government's new fuel economy "a covert assault" on California's greenhouse gas regulations.

Mercury rule strikedown cheers Madigan, 16 other AGs

By Legal News Line | Feb 12, 2008

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan hailed yesterday's federal court ruling tightening mercury-emission rules on coal-fired power stations.

Brown will challenge EPA decision

By John O'Brien | Jan 2, 2008

Brown WASHINGTON, D.C. - Frustrated with the federal government's decision to block his state's greenhouse gas emission standards, California Attorney General Jerry Brown will lead a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ill. AG unfairly grabs lawsuit funds, state EPA claims

By Legal News Line | Oct 15, 2007

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sparked a financial dispute with a state agency better known for teaming-up with her on state pollution lawsuits.

Vermont ruling readies Cal. to sue Feds over GHG tailpipe limits

By Legal News Line | Sep 14, 2007

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown celebrated an out-of-state win for the Golden State's tough new vehicle-emissions standards by repeating a threat to sue the federal government.

Sorrell's office defends Califorinia emissions law against automakers' challenge

By John O'Brien | Sep 12, 2007

BURLINGTON, Vt. - A federal judge in Vermont on Wednesday ruled the State of Vermont did not preempt federal law when it adopted restrictions on greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles.

Gansler, coal company reach agreement

By John O'Brien | Jul 20, 2007

Gansler BALTIMORE - Mettiki Coal has settled allegations that it is polluting the air in Garrett County, Md., and will pay a $150,000 civil penalty.

Legislation will give Lynch more power

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2007

Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch has come out the clear winner of his battle with an airport after legislation was passed late Thursday targeted at improving air quality there.

AGs tell EPA to bulk up

By John O'Brien | Jun 6, 2007

Cuomo NEW YORK - A group of 18 state attorneys general is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen the Clean Air Act.

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