Hard to believe how much has changed in a quarter-century. It was twenty-five years ago today that President George H. W. Bush signed into law the 1990 Clean Air Act,...
Volkswagen Group claims that the company has not been installing cheating software in its three-liter engines to bypass EPA standards.
The EPA sent out a second notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen on Monday. The post Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheating Scandal Involves Even More Cars Than Originally Thought appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it has issued a second notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen, expanding the list of vehicles affected by the growing global emissions-test scandal. The additional vehicles affected by the violation notice include the diesel versions...
On Friday, October 23, 2015, the Federal Register formally published EPA’s rules to control greenhouse-gas emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act. I described the basics of the rules after EPA released the unofficial text in August. The final text of the rule to regulate new and modified power plants under Clean […]
From a press release from Sam Olen’s office in regards to Georgia suing the EPA over its state standards for the Clean Air Act: Attorney General Sam Olens today announced that Georgia, along with 23 other states, filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s Section 111(d) Rule, an unlawful plan to radically restructure the way […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is cleaning up the way its manufacturing operations in China are powered so it can reduce air pollution from factories that have assembled hundreds of millions of iPhones, iPads and iPods.
This is a guest post by Aaron Viles from Care2. The environment is large, complex and cross-jurisdictional. As activists, it’s easy to jump on board with the large national and international issues—like protecting the Clean Air Act or fighting climate change—that are pursued by myriad organizations. Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) As John noted on Friday, a federal appeals court has blocked for the time being the EPA’s brazen extension of the Clean Water Act. What about its equally brazen extension of the Clean Air Act into a lever for the deShow More Summary
Teen Mom 2 star Adam Lind has been known as the bad boy of the MTV reality series, but he claims he’s trying to clean up his act. During the reunion show, which airs Wednesday at 9 p.m., Adam says that he knows he could have been a better father in the past, but that... Show More Summary
This post is the third in a mini-series (see first and second posts) exploring likely legal challenges to the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for power-plant greenhouse gas emissions under Clean Air Act § 111(b), and how those challenges might affect the Clean Power Plan. In my first post on EPA’s New Source Performance Standard […]
DuPont has agreed to pay a fine of $724,000 in settlement of Clean Air Act violations relating to a fatal fire and explosion at its chemical plant in Tonawanda, New York. In the settlement, DuPont will spend $112,000 to purchase vapor and radiation detection equipment for the local fire department and to pay for training. […]
This post is the second in a mini-series (see first post) exploring likely legal challenges to the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for power-plant greenhouse gas emissions under Clean Air Act § 111(b), and how those challenges might affect the Clean Power Plan. In my first post on EPA’s New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for […]
The EPA may not have the ability to bring criminal charges against VW, thanks to a loophole in the 1970 Clean Air Act.
Volkswagen Group continues its rapid descend this week and this is just the beginning. Last week, it was revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency that Volkswagen Group was deliberately violating the Clean Air Act on their TDI diesel models. The company admitted that 11 million of their cars have been fitted with the software that […]
There’s a loophole in the Clean Air Act
Almost since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970, some major manufacturers have been caught using so-called "defeat devices"
The agreement with Guardian, which will spend $70 million to control emissions from plants in seven states, is the latest effort to crack down on industrial polluters.
This post is the first in a mini-series exploring likely legal challenges to EPA’s New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for power-plant greenhouse gas emissions under Clean Air Act § 111(b), and how those challenges might affect the Clean Power Plan. I will leave detailed exploration of the Clean Power Plan for later posts, but suffice […]
It’s entirely possible that the Environmental Protection Agency could levy the largest ever civil penalty for Clean Air Act violations against Volkswagen after the automaker lied about emissions from their diesel engines. In 2014, the...Show More Summary