Cabot Corporation, the second largest carbon black manufacturer in the US, has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty and spend an estimated $84 million on technology to control air pollution, resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations at its three facilities in the towns of Franklin and Ville Platte, La. and Pampa, Texas. The EPA […]
The headline environmental cases at the Supreme Court this term are of course about the Clean Air Act, specifically about its application to cross-state pollution (as Dan has explained here) and to greenhouse emissions (as Ann has addressed here and here). But sometimes cases that at first glance seem wholly unrelated to the environment could […]
An environmental advocacy organization launched a lawsuit against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday, alleging the agency violated the Clean Air Act by failing to timely regulate soot emissions from some of America’s big cities. The post Lawsuit Accuses EPA Of Not Doing Enough To Regulate Toxic Soot appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A new study shows that the reduction of pollution emissions from power plants in the mid-Atlantic is making an impact on the quality of the water that ends up in the Chesapeake Bay.
London was covered in “fog” at the beginning of the 20th Century, culminating in the Great Smog in 1952. The Clean Air Act was implemented in 1956, but the fatalities from the Great Smog are said to have reached 12,000. Here's a collection...Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court today granted review in a series of climate change cases that promise to be the justices’ most important environmental law decision since at least the Court’s related, 2007 ruling in Massachusetts v. USEPA. The new case is . A coalition of industry groups, red states and conservative public interest groups seek […]
The U.S. Supreme Court opted Tuesday to hear challenges raised by states and industry groups to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rules issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. Six of nine petitions were granted review. Show More Summary
This morning, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. This is quite significant. Although the...Show More Summary
1974 Honda Civic CVCC; the car debuted in the U.S. for 1975. Photos courtesy Honda North America. In 1970, the U.S. Clean Air Act of 1963 was amended with the addition of the “Muskie Law,” which required automakers to reduce carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide levels by 90 percent, compared to 1970 levels, in […]
The Obama administration isn't blinking as it moves to rein in the carbon pollution that causes climate change, all thanks to your friendly neighborhood Clean Air Act. The post Surprise! The Federal Government Just Did Something That Will Actually Address Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.
New large gas-fired power plants would be limited to 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per megawatt hour and new small gas-fired turbines to 1,100 pounds of CO2 per megawatt hour under the EPA’s proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution proposed today. New coal-fired units would need to meet a limit of [...]
Sulfur pollution shown to have slowed tree growth.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. for violations of their Clean Air Act permits
In March, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that Shell will not be allowed to return to the Arctic to explore for oil until they improve their equipment. Their efforts to extract resources from the area met numerous challenges over the past several
Not only were both of Shell's exploratory drilling rigs in the Arctic damaged in accidents last year; they both violated the Clean Air Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined units of Royal Dutch Shell more than $1 million over violations of the company’s Clean Air Act permits for their arctic drilling program [...]
Shell will pay $1.1 million for violating its Clean Air Act permits for arctic oil and gas exploration drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, off the North Slope of Alaska. Based on EPA’s inspections and Shell’s excess emission reports, the federal agency documented numerous air permit violations for Shell’s Discoverer and Kulluk drill ship [...]
In an attempt to address global changes in climate, the Obama administration set specific deadlines for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the Clean Air Act to cut carbon dioxide pollution from new and existing power...Show More Summary
In 1970 congress enacted legislation that cleared America's skies. Today, scientists are still discovering ways the Clean Air Act has helped protect nature. Read More The post Tree Study Proves the Clean Air Act is Saving Forests appeared first on Ecorazzi.
After exceeding its permitted emission ceilings at two Alaskan offshore drill sites, Shell has settled its penalties with the EPA.