EPA made some history recently. For the first time since the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990, the Agency granted a petition to add a substance to its list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
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.
In this week's Roundup, two New England fuel transportation companies are fined $1.3 million for alleged Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a Minnesota ethanol manufacturer is ordered to pay $53,000 for alleged hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations.
On July 8, 2019, US EPA finalized three separate rulemakings related to controlling greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
One of the largest cruise corporations in the world has reached a settlement with Federal prosecutors, agreeing to pay $20 million for illegally dumping plastics in the ocean near the Bahamas among other violations.
New Jersey’s smog problem continues to worsen as the 2019 State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows 10 counties rated F, the worst grade possible for ozone air quality, also known as ground-level air pollution or smog.
Called the NCP for short, the national Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan is the Federal government's blueprint for responding to hazardous substance releases and oil spills that reach the environment.
This week's EPA Enforcement Roundup features a $1.8 million fine for Clean Water Act violations and a settlement to resolve CERCLA, Clean Water, and Oil Pollution Act claims at a NY Superfund site.
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