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Shell Affiliates Pay $900,000 to Resolve Air Violations

Three Shell Oil Company affiliates have agreed to pay $900,000 as part of a settlement with the EPA to resolve Clean Air Act violations, including selling gasoline and diesel fuel that did not conform to federal standards. The agency says these violations resulted in excess emissions of harmful air pollutants from motor vehicles. Actions by […]

Wardrobe Malfunction! ‘Unhappy’ Reality Diva Teresa Giudice Assigned To Prison Laundry Job — ‘Not Her First Choice’

Teresa is cleaning up her act — and all her fellow inmates dirty clothes! RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that the Real Housewives of New Jersey has gone from airing her… READ ON

Obama To Impose More Emissions Regulations On Oil And Gas Industry

The administration says Obama will bypass Congress again and invoke executive authority under the Clean Air Act to set new rules.

DuPont Chemical Plant Fined

DuPont has been fined $531,000 for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its chemical manufacturing plant in Deepwater, New Jersey. The EPA fined DuPont for improper maintenance and repair of two large refrigeration units. When properly maintained, the systems are designed to minimize chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking into the environment. CFCs damage the ozone layer. […]

Liberal Giant Henry Waxman Retires After 40-Years in Congress

My introduction to Henry Waxman came in 1980 watching the film "HR 6161: An Act of Congress" in my political science class at American University. The story was about the passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 where a second-term Rep. Show More Summary

CA: Los Angeles Without Wheels Appealing Way to See West Coast's Largest City by Riding Metro Trains

The land of jammed freeways and bad air has come a long way in recent years toward cleaning up its act.

No-Grow-Zone: Manufacturers Feel the Impact of Costliest Regulation Ever – Part 3

The Growing Trend of Unattainable Regulations The Clean Air Act has been a successful environmental statute. Air quality has improvedRead the Rest...

Everyone Likes to Breathe

This past week, at President Obama's direction, the Environmental Protection Agency continued to use its extensive powers granted under the Clean Air Act (thank you, 1970 United States Congress) and announced a new, tighter regulation on ozone pollution. read more

Another Piece of the Section 111(d) Puzzle

The subject of statutory cross-references may seem incredibly arcane, but EPA’s proposed carbon rule for existing plants may stand or fall depending on the relationship between section 111(d) and section 112 of the Clean Air Act.  The House and Senate versions of section 111(d) both accidentally got into the final bill.  EPA has regulated the […]

Everyone Likes to Breathe

This past week, at President Obama's direction the EPA continued to use its extensive powers under the Clean Air Act (thank you 1970 U.S. Congress) and announced a new tighter regulation on ozone pollution. As one might expect, these rules are being described by some in the new Republican Congress as anti-business, job-killing regulation. Show More Summary

EPA Proposes Stricter Controls on Ozone Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

This week the EPA announced a proposal for a drastic cut in ground-level ozone standards in the U.S. in a bid to prevent air-quality-related health issues and reduce environmental impacts. Currently, the allowable level of ozone is 75 parts per billion (ppb).

News Analysis: Without Passing a Single Law, Obama Crafts Bold Enviornmental Policy

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Leaning on the Clean Air Act of 1970, President Obama has shaped his legacy and reshaped environmental policy more than any previous occupant of the White House.

China's Domestic Self-interest Fuels US Climate Pact

When you walk through the streets of New York or Washington or even Houston or Los Angeles today, the air is clear -- by at least global standards. That's due, in part to the 1963 Clean Air Act in the United States, which together with...Show More Summary

China's Domestic Self-interest Fuels US Climate Pact

When you walk through the streets of New York or Washington or even Houston or Los Angeles today, the air is clear -- by at least global standards. That's due, in part to the 1963 Clean Air Act in the United States, which together with...Show More Summary

China's Domestic Self-interest Fuels US Climate Pact

When you walk through the streets of New York or Washington or even Houston or Los Angeles today, the air is clear -- by at least global standards. That's due, in part to the 1963 Clean Air Act in the United States, which together with...Show More Summary

Hyundai, Kia Hit With Record-Setting $300M Fine From EPA

The largest Clean Air Act fine in history will send $300 million from Hyundai and Kia up in smoke. Pause for laughter. Hyundai and Kia gave the EPA incorrect certifications for the greenhouse gas emissions of 1.2 million cars in 2012 and 2013. How much is that in greenhouse gas?......

Hyundai, Kia Pay Record $100M GHG Fine

Hyundai and Kia will pay a record $100 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on their sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit approximately 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what the automakers certified to EPA. In addition to the civil penalty — the largest […]

Hyundai And Kia To Settle Largest Fine Ever Charged For Violating Clean Air Act

The mileage on several Hyundai and Kia models was overstated by at least a mile per gallon. This error will cost the Korean automakers $700 million in settlements. According to Reuters, the Korean automakers will pay $350 million in penalties to the U.S. Show More Summary

Hyundai, Kia Receive Biggest Clean Air Act Fine Ever For Misleading On Fuel Efficiency

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced a major settlement involving automakers Hyundai and Kia over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act when reporting greenhouse gas emissions. The post Hyundai, Kia Receive Biggest Clean Air Act Fine Ever For Misleading On Fuel Efficiency appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hyundai, Kia will pay record $100 million fine for false MPG claims

South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay a $100 million fine, the largest in Clean Air Act history, for inflating the fuel economy ratings of their vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

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