cross-state clean air law News

  • Court Revives EPA Rule on Cross-State Pollution

    In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't control. The 6-2 ruling was an important victory for the Obama administration in controlling emissions from power plants in 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states that contribute to soot and ...


    By Associated Press

  • US clean air mercury law will `significantly` impact on power plants

    When the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) was vacated by a Federal Court last month, it set in motion a number of activities which will significantly impact the power plants and the suppliers.  Decisions already made must be reviewed and flexibility initiated to cope with the uncertainties. Since many expensive projects are underway, and since it may be months or years before a clear federal ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • LA area polystyrene manufacturer Lifoam Industries pays $450,000 over violations of federal, state clean-air laws (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the South Coast Air Quality Management District announced that Lifoam Industries, Inc. will pay $450,000 in fines, claiming the company violated the federal Clean Air Act and state air quality laws at its polystyrene manufacturing facility at 2340 E. 52 Street in Vernon, Calif. Under the terms of a settlement entered ...

  • State Air Pollution Officials Urge National Climate Law

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - The professional association of state and local air pollution control officials this week took aim at global warming. At its spring membership meeting in Louisville, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies formally adopted a statement calling on Congress to 'promptly enact a mandatory economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction program with ...

  • EPA marks the clean air act’s 40th anniversary/ landmark law saves lives and provides billions of dollars in benefits (HQ)

    On Tuesday, Sept. 14, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will deliver the keynote address at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act. The conference will bring together leading contributors who have helped shape the act over the past 40 years, including members of Congress, state and local government officials, and leaders in public health, ...

  • The green arm of the law

    The US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has mounted a new Web tool to enlist the help of the public and other law enforcement agencies in tracking down fugitives accused of violating environmental laws and evading arrest. 'Putting this information on the EPA’s Web site will increase the number of ’eyes’ looking for environmental fugitives,' said Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Big Polluters Trying Again to Derail California’s Successful Clean Energy Law

    On the eve of America’s Independence Day, a California lawmaker is making a Big Oil-backed move to block the next critical step in slashing emissions under California’s successful clean energy program by trying to get a three-year exemption from the state’s cap on carbon pollution. Using a procedure known as a “gut and amend,” Assemblyman Henry Perea dropped new text ...

  • Revamped Environmental Law raises Hope for Clean-up in China

    People in China who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughen environmental penalties and make clear that many public-interest groups have the right to sue. Environmental watchdogs say people have filed hundreds of complaints with local governments under the new law launched in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Daimer Launches Carpet Cleaning Machines For The Maintenance of Law Offices

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the world renowned company that supplies 700+ models of productivity-enhancing carpet cleaning machines, such as high-tech auto carpet cleaner systems, and other machines, has launched the XTreme Power® XPH-5900I, the most powerful commercial carpet cleaner in the company's 5000 series. The system generates temperatures of up to a noteworthy 210º F within ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Oregon Door Company settles for violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations

    Oregon Door Company, based in Dillard, Oregon, settled violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice. The violations were associated with the company’s emissions and reporting of toluene, a solvent for paints and stains. Toluene is a hazardous air pollutant and its release is ...

  • Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Shale Law Weekly Review

    The latest installment of the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law’s Shale Gas Weekly Review is now available. Topics covered include: construction on Sunbury pipeline begins, proposed Colorado ballot measures fail, UTA study suggests air contamination a result of mechanical inefficiencies, environmental groups challenge BLM lease approvals, ...

  • States reliant on fossil fuels sue over new clean air rules

    States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels filed court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Opponents of the plan filed a flurry of lawsuits at the U.S. Court of Appeals as the Environmental Protection Agency published its final version of the new ...


    By Associated Press

  • United States files clean air lawsuit against engine importer

    The United States has filed a civil complaint against PowerTrain Inc., Wood Sales Co. Inc., and Tool Mart Inc., all based in Golden, Miss., alleging that they imported and sold more than 78,000 Chinese-made engines that do not meet federal air pollution standards, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced.  The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in ...

  • EPA proposes new clean air standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed nationwide clean air standards to address a range of hazardous air pollutants discharged from industrial, commercial and institutional boilers, process heaters, and solid waste incinerators. EPA estimates the standards would prevent between 2,000 and 5,000 premature deaths and about 36,000 asthma attacks each year. "EPA"s proposal ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Daimer Releases Carpet Cleaner For Law Offices' Maintenance

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the internationally and nationally reputed brand and supplier of high-powered carpet cleaning machines like versatile auto carpet cleaner  systems, and other high-tech cleaning systems, is now shipping the XTreme Power® XPH-9300, a portable carpet extractor with powerful inline heating elements that allow the machine to achieve temperatures up to 210º F ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • California sues EPA for rejecting tailpipe emissions law

    The California government today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 'wrongfully and illegally' blocking the state's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fifteen other states joined the California lawsuit, and in addition, five nonprofit groups today filed suit challenging the EPA's decision. The waiver, allowing California to enact and enforce standards ...

  • The law of mother earth: behind Bolivia’s historic bill

    Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in global history. The "Mother Earth" law under debate in Bolivia's legislature will almost certainly be approved, as it has already been agreed to by the majority governing party, Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS). The law draws ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Reach Agreement with AK Steel Corporation to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations

    The United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have reached a settlement with the AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel) in Ashland, Ky., resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, AK Steel’s title V permit, and the Kentucky State Implementation Plan, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the terms of settlement, AK Steel will pay ...

  • New Jersey Glass Manufacturer to Install State-of-the-Art Emissions Controls to Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Durand Glass Manufacturing Company Inc. has agreed to install emissions controls on its three glass furnaces that will reduce more than 173 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 23 tons of particulate matter (PM) per year. Emissions of these pollutants can cause serious respiratory illnesses, aggravate ...

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