federal environmental law News

  • Federal environmental enforcement highlights in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today announced that its enforcement actions in Illinois in 2006 have caused regulated entities to pay more than $325.1 million to correct past environmental violations and help prevent future ones. In the past fiscal year, EPA resolved 119 actions against regulated entities in Illinois and assessed a total of more ...

  • Federal environmental enforcement highlights in Indiana

    CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today announced that its enforcement actions in Indiana in 2006 have caused regulated entities to pay more than $27.1 million to correct past environmental violations and help prevent future ones. In the past fiscal year, EPA resolved 56 actions against regulated entities and assessed a total of more than $1.6 million in ...

  • Connecting environmental protection and the rule of law

    On the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, 35 human rights groups and WRI call on the presidential candidates to reaffirm the fundamental legal framework that makes environmental protection possible. Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17th. 221 years after the document’s ratification, the Constitution continues to provide the framework for one of the world’s most stable and ...

  • Research and Markets: Environmental Law Lexicon

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q2ddrl/environmental_law) has announced the addition of the "Environmental Law Lexicon." book to their offering. This unique ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Cottonwood, Idaho paving and asphalt company violates federal clean air laws

    Valley Paving & Asphalt, Inc. operated asphalt mixing equipment on the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho and released air pollutants without an authorized Clean Air Act permit, according to a settlement between the company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company is based in Cottonwood, Idaho. “The law requires companies that produce air pollution get the proper permits ...

  • 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 ...

  • Four Washington companies resolve violations of federal chemical storage laws

    Four Washington companies have signed settlements for violations of federal chemical storage laws, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA’s investigations found that the companies failed to properly report storage of significant amounts of hazardous chemicals at their facilities to the local and state response authorities as required under the Emergency Planning and ...

  • Dirty runoff from Massachusetts roads violates federal law

    In a precedent-setting decision, a federal court judge ruled last Friday that the Massachusetts Highway Department violated federal clean water law by failing to develop an adequate stormwater cleanup plan for its 2,500 miles of urban roads and bridges. The decision, by Judge William Young, stems from a lawsuit filed by environmentalists charging MassHighway was not properly implementing a ...

  • EPA Cites FMC Corp. For Violating Federal Pesticide Law

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a complaint against Philadelphia-based FMC Corporation for violations of the federal pesticide law related to the marketing and distribution of its agricultural product, “Stallion Brand Insecticide.” EPA cited FMC for violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), a federal law requiring the registration ...

  • EPA finds AllenCo facility fails to operate safely, violates federal laws

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notified AllenCo Energy Inc. of violations at its South Los Angeles oil production facility following the agency’s November 6, 2013 inspection. EPA’s investigation, prompted by community complaints regarding emissions coming from the facility, uncovered violations of both the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. “By failing to ...

  • U.S. EPA Requires AllenCo to Comply with Federal Laws, Improve Safety Measures

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an agreement with AllenCo Energy Inc. requiring the company to make significant improvements to operations at its oil production facility located in a residential neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Today’s action is a result of a November 6, 2013 inspection that uncovered violations at the facility. AllenCo estimates that it ...

  • Citizens Groups Nationwide Tell the Federal Government To Save Canada`s Environmental Laws

    On the eve of the federal budget, groups representing tens of thousands of Canadians are urging the federal government to stop its plan to weaken long-standing environmental laws that keep communities safe from toxic chemicals and safeguard our air, water, land and species. Groups speaking out to support effective federal environmental laws include the Canadian Association of Physicians for the ...


    By West Coast Environmental Law

  • EPA Reaches Settlement with US Ecology Texas and TD*X Associates for Violation of Federal Environmental Laws

    The Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has reached a settlement with US Ecology Texas and TD*X Associates in Robstown, Texas, for violating federal hazardous waste laws. The settlement, a legal document called a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO), resolves three counts against US Ecology of Texas and TD*X Associates for processing hazardous waste without a permit or interim ...

  • Federal Prisons to Self-Police Environmental Violations

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2007 (ENS) – Sixteen federal prisons housing an estimated 20,000 inmates in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia will undergo environmental inspections to see if they are meeting regulations for controlling air and water pollution, and hazardous waste. The Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons will audit its prison facilities in the ...

  • Pinnacle Oilfield Services Violates Environmental Laws in La.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a consent agreement and final order to Pinnacle Oilfield Services, Inc., in Broussard, La. The company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. The company will pay a $146,585 civil penalty and is required to take steps to protect the local community from health and ...

  • Environmental Law Update – Week of May 2, 2011

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the proposed Harper Creek Mine Project in British Columbia (BC). The Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment to ensure that these issues are identified for consideration in the environmental assessment. The Agency ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Do US environmental laws now apply in Canada?

    The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by Canadian mining giant Teck Cominco Metals which followed a series of decisions from lower courts that consistently ruled against the company. In rejecting Teck's request for review, the Court let stand the federal appeals court decision that the Canadian company must comply with U.S. laws that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Native Hawaiians to Be Notified of Federal Environmental Actions

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2007 (ENS) - The Department of the Interior's Office of Hawaiian Relations says it has established a Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List to help federal officials carry out their responsibilities concerning Native Hawaiian affairs. The list is intended to help federal agencies identify Native Hawaiian organizations that are to be notified ...

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School* have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental performance. The authors, Associate Professor Stepan Wood, Law Student Georgia Tanner and Professor Benjamin J. Richardson, compare recent developments in Canadian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Fines Clean Harbors for Violations of Environmental Laws

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a consent agreement and final order to Clean Harbors Deer Park, LLC, in La Porte, Texas. The company violated laws under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. The company will pay a $22,400 civil penalty and is required to take steps to protect the local community from ...

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