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12/19/2014EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from Harmful Lead Exposure
12/18/2014Two Texas Companies and Four Chinese Manufacturers Found to Be in Violation of Clean Air Act for Selling More than 11,000 Uncertified Motorcycles and ATVs/
EPA has also denied applications for certificates to these companies for sale of model year 2015 vehicles in the US
12/18/2014EPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results
11/06/2014Three Subsidiaries of the World’s Largest Fertilizer Producer to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Eight Production Plants
11/03/2014United States Reaches Settlement with Hyundai and Kia in Historic Greenhouse Gas Enforcement Case
11/03/2014EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Attorney General Eric Holder to Announce Historic Clean Air Act Settlement
10/16/2014Offshore Oil Platform Owner to Improve Safety and Operations in Gulf of Mexico Following Unauthorized Oil Discharges / EPA and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement secure settlement in first joint judicial enforcement action under Clean Water Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
09/16/2014US Settlement with Michigan Utility to Reduce Emissions at Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities
09/16/2014EPA Awards 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements
09/15/2014EPA Settles with DuPont over Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws that Led to Widespread Tree Deaths and Damage/ DuPont to pay $1,853,000 penalty to resolve alleged violations of pesticide reporting and distribution laws
09/03/2014US settles with Costco to cut ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions nationwide
09/02/2014Trans Energy Inc. to Restore Streams and Wetland Damaged By Natural Gas Extraction Activities in West Virginia/
Company will also pay $3 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations
08/27/2014US Settles With DuPont to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations and Protect Communities and Kanawha River Near West Virginia Facility
08/26/2014ExxonMobil Pipeline Company to Pay Civil Penalty Under Proposed Settlement for Torbert, Louisiana Oil Spill/ Settlement Resolves Clean Water Act Violation Stemming from 2012 Spill
07/25/2014EPA Issues Policy Supporting Tribal and Indigenous Communities
07/16/2014US Settlement with Minnesota Coal-fired Utility to Reduce Emissions, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities
06/06/2014EPA Ensures Company Discloses Pesticide Hazards
05/14/2014EPA Requires Global Titanium Manufacturer to Investigate and Clean Up PCB Contamination in Nevada / Titanium Metals Corporation to pay record $13.75 million civil penalty for TSCA violations at single facility
04/17/2014Corporate-wide Settlement with Lowe’s Protects Public from Lead Pollution During Home Renovations
04/17/2014EPA and DoJ To Hold Briefing on Home Renovation Settlement
03/27/2014EPA Agreement with Vehicle and Engine Company Requires Imports to Meet Federal Emission Limits
03/20/2014Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community
03/19/2014North America’s Largest Acid Manufacturer and Its Subsidiaries Agree to Slash Emissions and Reduce Air Pollution
03/05/2014Coal Companies and Subsidiaries to Spend Estimated $200 Million on Treatment and System-wide Upgrades to Reduce Water Pollution
03/04/2014EPA Stops Illegal Import of Vehicles That Fail to Meet Pollution Standards
02/18/2014EPA TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT PUBLIC FROM HARMFUL LEAD EXPOSURE
02/11/2014EPA Administrator Reaffirms Commitment to Environmental Justice on 20th Anniversary of Executive Order
02/07/2014Annual EPA Enforcement Results Highlight Focus on Major Environmental Violations
02/05/2014W.R. Grace Pays Over $63 Million Toward Cleanup and Restoration of Hazardous Waste Sites in Communities Across the Country
01/06/2014Dallas-based Companies Agree to Pay Civil Penalty to Settle Clean Air Act Violations Stemming From Illegal Import of Vehicles
12/20/2013Florida Pesticide Producer to Pay $1.7 Million Penalty for Selling Misbranded Pesticides
12/19/2013Energy Company to Pay $3.2 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Violations in West Virginia / Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to spend estimated $6.5 million to restore areas damaged by natural gas extraction activities
12/19/2013Following Fatal Blast, Metal Recycler Required to Invest in Modern Technology and Company-Wide Protections to Prevent Future Accidental Chemical Releases
11/19/2013Cabot Corporation Agrees to Spend Over $84 Million to Control Harmful Air Pollution at Texas, Louisiana Facilities
11/14/2013Chemical Company Failed to Disclose Public Health Risks, Judge Rules in Favor of EPA
09/19/2013CITGO Agrees to Reduce Air Pollution and Pay Penalty to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at Refineries in Louisiana and Illinois
09/11/2013EPA Awards 2013 Environmental Justice Small Grants
09/05/2013EPA Launches New Online Mapping Tool for Environmental Impact Statements
09/04/2013United States Reaches Settlement with Safeway To Reduce Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances Nationwide /
Largest case ever under Clean Air Act’s ozone protection requirements
08/29/2013Two California Firms and Owner Agree to Settle Clean Air Act Violations Stemming From Illegal Import of Vehicles
07/31/2013EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting / E-reporting initiative will increase efficiency, ease burden for states and improve public access to data
07/23/2013San Antonio Agrees to $1.1 Billion Upgrade Sewer Systems to Comply With Clean Water Act
07/18/2013United States Reaches an Agreement with XTO Energy to Prevent Waste Spills from Natural Gas Exploration and Production
07/17/2013Florida Man and His Corporation Sentenced for Wetlands Violations in Panama City
07/10/2013Shell Oil To Spend Over $115 Million to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution at Houston Area Refinery And Chemical Plant
07/01/2013EPA Warns Against Use of Refrigerant Substitutes That Pose Fire and Explosion Risk
06/26/2013EPA Reaches Agreement with SunCoke Energy for Clean Air Violations at Plants in Illinois and Ohio
06/19/2013Settlement with Ash Grove Cement Company to Reduce Thousands of Tons of Air Emissions
06/03/2013EPA Approves Plan to Control Sewer Overflows in Cincinnati Area / Will Reduce Releases of Sewage and Polluted Stormwater by More Than 1.5 Billion Gallons Each Year
05/30/2013Tesoro to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
05/28/2013Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty To Federal Environmental Crimes And Civil Violations And Will Pay More Than $81 Million / Retailer admits violating criminal and civil laws designed to protect water quality and to ensure proper handling of hazardous wastes and pesticides
05/23/2013United States Takes Action to Reduce Hazards from Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing at Louisiana Facility
05/02/2013EPA Takes Action Against Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
04/22/2013Clean Air Act Settlement with Wisconsin Utilities to Reduce Emissions by More Than 50,000 Tons Annually
04/19/2013Cement Manufacturer Agrees to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Colorado Plant
04/16/2013Seattle and King County, Wash. Agree to Upgrade Combined Stormwater Systems to Protect Local Waters from Raw Sewage Overflows / City and county combined sewer overflows expected to drop by up to 99% by 2030
04/05/2013Settlement with Tyson Foods to Address Multiple Releases of Anhydrous Ammonia / Settlement requires company to conduct third party audits to reduce threat of accidental chemical releases, purchase emergency equipment for first responders
04/01/2013Settlement with Dominion Energy Reduces Harmful Pollution in Three States and Downwind Communities
03/29/2013Bio-diesel Fuel Company Owner Sentenced to 188 Months in Federal Prison for Crimes Connected to Illegal Fuels Scheme / Jeffrey Gunselman also fined $175,000 and ordered to pay nearly $55 million in restitution
03/25/2013Michigan Computer Company Owner Sentenced for International Environmental, Counterfeiting Crimes
03/22/2013Agreement Reached with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas to Improve Sewer and Stormwater Systems / Settlement will ensure reductions in raw sewage overflows and stormwater flooding in the most impacted neighborhoods
02/28/2013CountryMark Refining and Logistics, LLC to Install $18 Million in Pollution Controls to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at Indiana Refinery
02/22/2013Rodney Hailey Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Selling $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits / Owner of “Clean Green Fuel” falsely claimed his company produced 23 million gallons of renewable fuel
02/14/2013Transocean Pleads Guilty, Is Sentenced to Pay $400 Million in Criminal Penalties for Criminal Conduct Leading to Deepwater Horizon Disaster / Second Corporate Guilty Plea Obtained by Deepwater Horizon Task Force, Second-largest Criminal Clean Water Act Fines and Penalties in U.S. History
02/07/2013EPA Releases State Enforcement Performance Information and Comparative Maps / Agency to host webinar demonstrating new data features
02/06/2013EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Companies to Correct Reporting Violations
01/24/2013EPA Announces Settlements with Company for Multiple Violations of Chemical Reporting and Pesticide Laws
01/07/2013Settlement with New Cingular Wireless to Resolve Violations at Hundreds of Legacy ATandT Wireless Sites
01/04/2013U.S. Announces Clean Air Act Settlement with Wisconsin Utility / Agreement will reduce emissions by 15,000 tons annually
01/03/2013Transocean Agrees to Plead Guilty to Environmental Crime and Enter Civil Settlement to Resolve U.S. Clean Water Act Penalty Claims from Deepwater Horizon Incident / Transocean to pay record $1 billion in civil penalties and $400 million in criminal fines
12/17/2012EPA Enforcement in 2012 Protects Communities From Harmful Pollution
12/06/2012EPA Announces Recipients of 2012 Environmental Justice Small Grants
12/03/2012Glass Container Manufacturer Agrees to Install Pollution Controls and Pay $1.45 Million to Settle Clean Air Act Violations / Settlement to reduce emissions at facilities in Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas
11/21/2012U.S. and Mississippi Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with The City Of Jackson
11/21/2012Louisiana Generating to Install Pollution Controls and Pay $14 Million In Penalties and Projects to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations / Marks 24th settlement under United States’ power plant enforcement initiative and largest clean air act settlement in Louisiana history
11/14/2012EPA Fines 16 Firms for Violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
11/14/2012Vehicle And Engine Importers To Pay Civil Penalty To Resolve Clean Air Act Violations / Senior company executives jointly liable for consent decree obligations
11/03/2012EPA Approves Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
10/31/2012EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for New Jersey
10/31/2012EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waivers to Assist States Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
10/15/2012EPA Announces Opportunity to Apply for 2013 Environmental Justice Small Grants
10/04/2012EPA Announces New Electronic Filing System for Environmental Reviews
10/01/2012New Jersey Glass Manufacturer to Install State-of-the-Art Emissions Controls to Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act
09/27/2012BP Products North America to Improve Spill Response Preparedness at Oil Terminals Nationwide / Company also agrees to pay $210,000 penalty for oil spill response violations at Maryland facility
09/07/2012Scotts Miracle-Gro Will Pay $12.5 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties for Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws
09/06/2012Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer to Pay $885,000 Penalty to Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act
09/05/2012In Support of Affected States, EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waiver for 8 States Impacted by Hurricane Isaac
08/29/2012EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Louisiana
08/22/2012Clean Water Act Settlement Ensures That Boston Racetrack Addresses Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges
08/22/2012EPA Stops the Importation of Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins as Part of Settlement with INEOS
08/20/2012Sinclair Oil to Pay $3.8 Million Penalty and Install Pollution Controls at Wyoming Refineries to Resolve Violations of 2008 Consent Decree
07/26/2012Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Clean Air Act Violations Involving Asbestos
07/23/2012EPA Fines Violators for Failure to Report Chemical Data
07/17/2012US and Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement With the City Of Chattanooga
06/29/2012US Announces Clean Air Act Settlement with Wisconsin Utility/Dairyland Power Cooperative to reduce emissions by more than 29,000 tons annually
06/26/2012EPA Releases Guidance on Fuel Availability Provisions for Ships Operating Off the Coast of North America
06/20/2012Homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. to Pay $741,000 Clean Water Act Penalty and Implement Company-Wide Stormwater Controls / Settlement to prevent millions of pounds of sediment and polluted stormwater runoff from entering U.S. waterways each year
05/31/2012Plastics Producer SABIC Agrees to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution from Leaking Equipment to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations in Indiana and Alabama
05/23/2012BP Agrees to Add More Than $400 Million in Pollution Controls at Indiana Refinery and Pay $8 Million Clean Air Act Penalty
05/16/2012Colorado-based QEP Field Services Agrees to Pay $4 Million and Install Pollution Controls to Resolve Alleged Violations of the Clean Air Act

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