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01/21/2020

Energy Co. Agrees to Clean Up Coal Ash Disposal Sites in North Carolina

A Charlotte-based electricity provider has struck a deal with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to eliminate 72.5 million tons of coal ash from six sites across the state. The settlement resolves allegations that the company stored coal ash in landfills and ponds for decades.

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01/20/2020

Groups Challenge EPA's Rollback of Chemical Facility Risk Management Standards

The United Steelworkers (USW) has filed suit to challenge US EPA’s decision to rescind requirements added to the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan (RMP) program in 2017.

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01/14/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/14

In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery and a real estate development company must pay over $900,000 to resolve Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a Washington State port authority agrees to a $1.3 million settlement for alleged illegal stormwater discharges in violation of the Clean Water Act.

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01/13/2020

EPA Raises Civil Penalties for 2020

On January 13, US EPA increased its monetary civil penalties for violations of hazardous waste, air, water, chemical, and other environmental laws and regulations.   

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01/07/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/7

In this week's Roundup, an oil and natural gas company pays at least $440,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at their Maine petroleum tank farm. Plus, a California-based industrial waste management facility commits to improving air quality at a local school as part of a settlement for alleged RCRA violations.

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12/31/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/30

In this week's Roundup, an auto parts retail chain and an Alaskan oil refinery are set to pay over $3.8 million for RCRA violations. Plus, a city in the Midwest settles with EPA over alleged mishandling of biosolids.

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12/17/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/16

In this week's Roundup, a hydrocarbon exploration company and an autobody chain pay over $8 million to settle alleged CERCLA and hazardous waste violations. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to pay $500k in fines to settle alleged Clean Air Act and EPCRA violations.

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12/10/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/9

In this week's Roundup, a multi-state company that manufactures cement pays $13.3 million over alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus EPA issues over $1.6million in fines and penalties to a Washington recycling center for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.

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11/26/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/25

This week, an agricultural retailer is ordered to purchase over $8k in emergency equipment for local first responders in addition to paying a penalty for RMP violations. Plus, an Arizona pesticide distributor pays $200k in FIFRA penalties for allegedly making false and misleading claims about its products.

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11/11/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/11

In this week's Roundup, a Kansas City chemical manufacturer faces over $700,000 in RCRA-related fines and penalties. Plus, a company that distributes lawn and turf care products must pay nearly $80,000 for allegedly mislabling weed-killer products against FIFRA regulations.

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