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09/11/2017

First Responders File Suit Against Texas Chemical Company

Seven individuals who responded to the flooded organic peroxides plant in Crosby, TX during Hurricane Harvey have now filed suit against the global chemical company that owns the facility. 

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09/05/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/5

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, the former owner of a Cleveland electro-plating facility is wanted for allegedly drilling holes in tanks of hazardous chemicals in an effort to sabotage the plant. Also, NYC will pay EPA for CERCLA hazardous substance cleanup, and a Massachusetts meat facility will pay six figures for Clean Air Act and EPCRA violations. 

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08/28/2017

CSB Issues Safety Alert for Texas Petrochemical Facilities

In the wake of devastating flooding and disruption of industrial operations caused by Hurricane Harvey, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a Safety Alert for petrochemical facilities in Texas that will restart operations in the coming weeks and months. 

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08/14/2017

EPA Proposes Keeping Current NAAQS for Nitrogen Dioxide

EPA proposed last month to retain the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), without revision. 

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08/03/2017

EPA Faces Pushback on Delayed Clean Air Regulations

Before becoming EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt often challenged new US EPA Clean Air Act rules in court as Attorney General of Oklahoma. Now, it seems, the tables have turned—today Pruitt and his EPA face their own set of legal challenges from Attorneys General across the US.  

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07/06/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/4

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, an oil refinery and a bottle maker will pay for alleged violations of EPA rules and one company will pay to fund hazardous substance cleanup. 

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06/19/2017

How Your Voice Can Impact EPA Regulations

With US EPA taking steps recently to delay, reconsider, and eliminate Federal regulations aimed at protecting the environment, it seems US citizens are more engaged than ever on issues facing the environment and on the processes of government in general.  

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06/15/2017

EPA Delays Bolstered Clean Air Act RMP Requirements

US EPA announced on Tuesday, June 14, that the Agency will delay the effective date of new Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements for facilities that manufacture, store, or use certain volumes of hazardous chemicals... 

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06/06/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/6

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup includes the owner of an environmental consulting company facing jail time for waste manifest violations and a farm in Hawaii that allegedly violated EPA’s regulations for pesticides.   

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06/05/2017

EPA Stays Clean Air Act NSPS Final Rule for Oil and Gas Sector

As promised in a letter from Administrator Scott Pruitt in April this year, US EPA today announced it will stay for three months—and ultimately reconsider—a Final Rule that set new Clean Air Act emissions requirements for oil and gas well and compression station sites.     

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