A Texas judged ordered Exxon Mobil to pay $19.9 million in fines on Wednesday after finding one of the company’s refining and chemical plants illegally spewed millions of pounds of pollutants into the air. Conservation groups Environment...Show More Summary
Westward Seafoods will pay a civil penalty of $1.3 million for skirting the Clean Air Act by turning off air pollution controls from 2009 to 2011; Westward will also be required to spend $1.1 million on air pollution reduction projects, to use new electronic systems for monitoring, record-keeping and reporting, to... Show More Summary
Not everyone knows but the Environmental Protection Agency was a product of the first ever Earth Day in 1970. Before that, there was no clean air or water act and pollution was legal. The country’s water supply was dirty and people and animals alike were struggling. Read: 6 Photos That Show What...
WASHINGTON — A new report from the American Lung Association comes with a clear warning for the Trump administration and Congress: Continue America’s fight against pollution or jeopardize public health. On Wednesday, the ALA released...Show More Summary
US Steel, currently facing significant fines for violation of the Clean Air Act, reported a spill of wastewater into a waterway just 100 yards from Lake Michigan earlier this week. A pipe failure apparently caused the spill, releasing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a tributary of Lake Michigan. Show More Summary
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says the state's settlement with Volkswagen is the largest settlement for Clean Air Act violations in the history of the state. Mills says the settlement … Click to Continue »
Abby Rabinowitz at the New Republic writes—Undoing the Clean Power Plan Will Be a Legal Nightmare: The Supreme Court has ruled that greenhouse gases are a pollutant under the Clean Air Act, a decision it has stood by three times, starting with the landmark 2007 case Massachusetts v. Show More Summary
A Seward man has been sentenced to six months in custody for violating the federal Clean Air Act. Fifty-nine-year-old Patrick Keough was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. … Click to Continue »
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two Texas environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday under the U.S. Clean Air Act alleging repeated pollution violations by a Houston-area refinery owned by Brazil's national oil company, Petrobras, the organizations said.
The chancellor must take bold action to reduce the number of diesel vehicles on UK roads. We also need a new Clean Air Act, with fair targets to work towards Few things are as precious as our children’s health. That’s why the research...Show More Summary
The head of the American Lung Association (ALA) has weighed in on Trump's plan to slash funding and staff at the Environmental Protection Agency, calling it a "disastrous strategy." Under the 1972 Clean Air Act, the EPA is responsible for evaluating and regulating air quality and safety in the US. Show More Summary
Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 22, 2017, 1:13 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: If...
President Trump dismissed the Big Three' complaints about foreign carriers poaching travelers, but was enthusiastic about finally fixing the nation's old, inefficient Air Traffic Control system. Yet, for the airlines a privatized ATC could become a "be careful what you wish for... " event.
Exclusive: Research also found 58% believe current levels of air pollution in UK are harmful or very harmful to health More than half of the British public believe air pollution levels across the UK are damaging to their health and almost two-thirds back proposals for new laws to tackle the issue, according to research. Show More Summary
A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce will start to hear testimony next week from witnesses on how to improve the Clean Air Act, which was written in 1970 and amended in 1990 under Presidents Nixon and Bush. The post House Committee Will Hear Ways to ‘Improve’ the Clean Air Act appeared first on Environmental Leader.
A group of GOP elder statesmen, economists, and business leaders have proposed a carbon tax to address the growing dangers of climate change. It’s welcome and long overdue to see prominent Republicans acknowledge that “Mounting evidence...Show More Summary
Essential Politics: State Senate committee moves to assist immigrants, what California's members of Congress are saying about Trump's executive order Feb. 2, 2017, 2:27 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right...
The fraud inquiry against Martin Winterkorn comes after the automaker pleaded guilty in the United States to violating the Clean Air Act.
There's plenty in-house attorneys can learn from Volkswagen's emissions fraud scandal: the role of the private organizations in enforcing regulations, the teeth in the Clean Air Act, the strange overlap between copyright law and defeat devices. But ever since the automaker's $4.3 billion settlement with the Department of Justice two......