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12/15/2011California Building Materials Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $1.4 million to Settle Clean Air Act Violations
12/14/2011U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Chicago to Reduce Sewage Overflows / Settlement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and protect public health
12/12/2011Tennessee Construction Company and Georgia Department of Transportation Agree to Pay $1.5 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations
12/08/2011EPA Awards More Than $1 Million in Environmental Justice Grants to Protect People’s Health / Also announces solicitation for 2012 grants
12/08/2011EPA Annual Enforcement Results Highlights Commitment to Address Largest Pollution Problems with Greatest Community Impact / Focused effort on high-impact cases leads to increases in pollution reduced and investments in pollution controls
11/29/2011Lafarge North America Inc. Agrees to Pay $740,000 Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations in Five States / Ready-mix concrete producer agrees to invest an estimated $8 million to improve environmental compliance at 189 facilities in the U.S.
11/29/2011BP to Pay $426,500 Penalty and Secure Funds to Properly Close Facilities and Clean Up Contaminated Sites
11/18/2011Columbus Steel Castings to Pay $825,000 and Install Monitoring Equipment as Sentence for Violating Clean Air Act
11/15/2011California Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Illegally Storing Toxic and Explosive Hazardous Waste in His Backyard
10/28/2011EPA Develops New Planning Approach to Improve Water Quality in U.S. Cities
10/12/2011Oil Company Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act and Obstruction Crimes in Louisiana
10/07/2011Homebuilder Ryland Group Inc., To Pay $625,000 Penalty and Implement Company-Wide Stormwater Controls
09/30/2011Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation Join CBP Import Safety Center / Agreements with Customs and Border Protection will protect Americans’ Health
09/30/2011EPA Launches New Mapping Tool to Improve Public Access to Enforcement Information / Mapping feature supports the White House Regulatory Compliance Transparency Initiative and improves public access to information
09/29/2011United States Files Lawsuit Against MotorScience, Inc. for Alleged Violations of the Clean Air Act / Complaint claims that more than 24,000 uncertified vehicles were imported into the U.S.
09/28/2011Trident Seafoods Corp. to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations and Spend More Than $30 Million to Upgrade Processing Plants / Settlement to reduce discharges of seafood processing waste by more than 100 million pounds annually
09/22/2011Rochester, NY Asbestos Abatement Contractor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Environmental Crimes and Making False Statements
09/19/2011Twelve Defendants Arrested for Involvement in the Illegal Distribution and Sale of Pesticides in New York’s Chinatown/Coordinated multi-agency effort results in seizure of thousands of packages of illegal pesticides from dozens of locations
09/14/2011EPA Releases Strategy to Protect People’s Health and the Environment in Communities Overburdened by Pollution
09/13/2011Former EPA Fugitive Sentenced to More than Seven Years in Prison for Asbestos Training Scam
09/12/2011EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Pennsylvania
08/22/2011EPA Announces Settlement with the Department of the Interior to Resolve Violations at DOI Schools in Indian Country/Comprehensive settlement to improve environmental conditions at 164 DOI schools in Indian Country, benefitting more than 40,000 students
08/17/2011Peter Martin Kuhn Added to EPA Fugitive List / Defendant failed to surrender after indictment in illegal mining waste dumping case
08/11/2011EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Tennessee
08/11/2011EPA Issues Stop Sale Order to DuPont on Sale and Distribution of Imprelis Herbicide
07/29/2011Dow Chemical Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Air, Water and Waste Violations at its Midland, Michigan Complex
07/29/2011Miami Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Smuggling Refrigerant
07/28/2011Caterpillar Inc. to Pay $2.55 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
06/27/2011EPA, Coast Guard Announce Agreement to Enforce Air Pollution Requirements for Vessels Operating in U.S. Waters
06/24/2011Federal Agencies to Improve Coordination to Support Energy Development and Safeguard Air Quality
06/22/2011Iowa Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Violate the Clean Air Act
06/09/2011Owner and Operator of Wastewater Treatment Facilities Sentenced for Violating the Clean Water Act / Jeffrey Pruett to serve 21 months in prison
05/18/2011Texas Egg Producer to Pay $1.9 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations
05/16/2011EPA Releases Searchable Website for Drinking Water Violations / Agency to host webinar to show how to use the public health data
05/11/2011Prem Kumar Added to EPA Fugitive List / Defendant failed to surrender after indictment in illegal vessel pollution case
05/04/2011Colorado Petroleum Distributors to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Clean Air Act Allegations of Illegal Mixing and Distribution of Gasoline / Action ensures that gasoline meets fuel quality and performance standards, protects people’s health by reducing harmful VOC emissions
05/03/2011BP Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill
05/03/2011TODAY: Federal Officials to Announce Pipeline Oil Spill Settlement with BP Alaska
04/19/2011Terra Industries Inc. to Pay Clean Air Act Penalty and Spend $17 Million to Install Pollution Controls
04/14/2011EPA Landmark Clean Air Act Settlement with TVA to Modernize Coal-Fired Power Plants and Promote Clean Energy Investments / State-of-the-art pollution controls and clean energy technology to provide up to $27 billion in annual health benefits
04/14/2011TODAY: EPA Administrator to Host Conference Call to Discuss Landmark Clean Air Act Settlement with Tennessee Valley Authority
04/04/2011Vice president, two managers of waste treatment facility sentenced for Clean Water Act felonies
03/24/2011EPA Updates Web Tool Providing Clean Water Violation Trends and State Enforcement Response
03/14/2011Consol Energy to Pay $5.5 Million to Settle Clean Water Act Violations
03/11/2011Honeywell Pleads Guilty in Illinois to Illegal Storage of Hazardous Waste / Corporation sentenced to pay $11.8 million criminal fine
03/03/2011Former EPA Fugitive Sentenced for Violating Clean Air Act
03/01/2011Arch Coal to Pay $4 Million to Settle Clean Water Act Violations in Appalachian Mining Operations
02/28/2011PowerTrain to Pay $2 Million for Selling Thousands of Engines that Failed to Meet Clean Air Act Standards / Settlement will reduce emissions that cause smog and respiratory issues by more than 4,500 tons
02/11/2011EPA and U.S. Coast Guard Step Up Efforts to Protect U.S. Waters / Memorandum of understanding outlines enhanced coordination of enforcement and compliance activities
02/10/2011Cement Manufacturer to Pay $1.4 Million for Clean Air Act Violations
02/08/2011Former Detroit Lead Inspector Sentenced for Fraud
01/28/2011EPA Seeks Applicants for $1.2 Million in Environmental Justice Grants to Address Local Health and Environmental Issues
01/26/2011Nation’s Second Largest Refinery to Pay More Than $5.3 Million Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations / Smog- and asthma-causing emissions to be cut by 8,500 tons per year
01/13/2011U.S. Announces Clean Air Act Settlement to Protect Indiana Public Health / Northern Indiana Public Service Co. to reduce emissions by more than 64,000 tons annually
01/10/2011City of Evansville, Indiana, agrees to upgrade sewer systems to comply with Clean Water Act
12/22/2010U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Northeast Ohio to Protect Lake Erie, Revitalize Neighborhoods and Create Green Jobs / Settlement with Northeast Ohio Sewer District to eliminate or treat five billion gallons of sewage
12/21/2010EPA Announces $3.3 Million Settlement with DuPont for Failure to Report Toxic Chemical Studies
12/15/2010EPA Announces 2010 Achievements in Environmental Justice / Partnerships address local environmental justice concerns and help improve health in disadvantaged communities
12/06/2010EPA Announces 2010 Enforcement and Compliance Results / More than 1.4 billion pounds of harmful air, land, and water pollution to be reduced
12/02/2010Residential Homebuilder Settles Clean Water Act Violations in 21 States
11/23/2010U.S. Announces $270 Million Bankruptcy Settlement with Chemical Manufacturer
11/09/2010EPA Works with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Enforce the Clean Air Act
11/02/2010EPA Fugitive Arrested in the Dominican Republic / Albania Deleon fled U.S. prior to sentencing related to asbestos training scam
10/13/2010New York Air Monitoring Firm, Supervisors Found Guilty of Fraud and Conspiracy
10/08/2010North America’s Largest Lead Producer to Spend $65 Million for Environmental Violations at Missouri Facilities
10/05/2010EPA Awards $1.9 Million in Environmental Justice Grants
09/30/2010BP Products Agrees to Pay Largest Single-Facility Clean Air Act Penalty for Releases of Hazardous Pollutants at Texas City Refinery / $15 million penalty resolves federal civil claims stemming from two fires, leak, and reporting violations at refinery
09/28/2010Murphy Oil USA to Pay $1.25 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations / Company to spend additional $142 million in pollution controls at refineries in Louisiana and Wisconsin
09/22/2010EPA Hosts Historic Meeting on Environmental Justice / Obama administration cabinet members show commitment to healthy environment and strong economy for all Americans
08/30/2010EPA Announces Native American Youth Artwork Contest: “Help Fight Environmental Crime”
08/26/2010U.S. Takes Action to Stop Illegal Acid Waste from Texas Chemical Plant
08/24/2010U.S. Announces $26 Million Bankruptcy Settlement with Chemical Manufacturer
08/10/2010Plains Pipeline to Spend $41 Million to Prevent Oil Spills Across 10,000 Miles of Pipeline
08/06/2010United States Takes Action to Reduce Hazards from Fertilizer Manufacturing Plant in Florida

First enforcement case concluded against mining and mineral processing industry
07/26/2010EPA Releases Rulemaking Guidance on Environmental Justice
07/23/2010Hoosier Energy Agreement Marks 20th Settlement Under EPA’s Power Plant Enforcement Initiative
07/14/2010McWane Inc. Agrees to Resolve Environmental Violations at Manufacturing Facilities in 14 States
07/08/2010EPA Fines Monsanto for Distributing Misbranded Genetically Engineered Pesticide
06/22/2010Houston Man Added to EPA’s Fugitive List / Man pleaded guilty to tax fraud resulting from illegal fuel blending scheme
05/25/2010TODAY: EPA Administrator to Speak at INTERPOL Meeting on E-Waste
05/18/2010Ohio Utility to Settle Clean Air Act Violations

Emissions to be cut by more than 34,000 tons annually
05/11/2010Las Vegas Man Added to EPA’s Fugitive List / Man Indicted for violating clean air law
05/10/2010PEP BOYS AGREE TO PAY $5 MILLION TO RESOLVE CLEAN AIR ACT VIOLATIONS CLAIMS / Largest importation case in Clean Air Act history
04/29/2010EPA Launches New Web Tools to Inform the Public About Clean Water Enforcement
Interactive Web tool allows the public to check water violations in their communities
04/28/2010EPA Launches Online Map Tracking Enforcement Actions in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
04/20/2010Residential Homebuilder Settles Clean Water Act Violations in 18 States and D.C. / Settlement affects 161 construction sites in Chesapeake Bay watershed
04/19/2010EPA, Congressional Black Caucus Visit South Carolina on Joint Environmental Justice Tour / Marks second stop in nationwide tour highlighting impact of environmental issues on underserved communities
03/31/2010Two Shell Chemical Companies Agree to Reduce Harmful Emissions Under Comprehensive Clean Air Act Settlements/Agreements reduce more than 1,450 tons of harmful air emissions annually
03/16/2010EPA Hosts Symposium to Strengthen Research and Policy on Environmental Justice /
The opening session and all plenary sessions will be Webcast live
03/01/2010EPA Announces Environmental Justice Video Contest: Faces of the Grassroots
02/22/2010Cummins Inc. Agrees to Pay $2.1 Million Penalty for Diesel Engine Clean Air Act Violations
01/26/2010Senior EPA Officials to Attend National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Meeting in New Orleans
01/25/2010Westar Energy to Spend Approximately $500 Million to Settle Clean Air Act Violations

Emissions to be cut by more than 75,000 tons annually
01/22/2010EPA, Congressional Black Caucus Announce Joint Environmental Justice Tour

Jackson, Miss. marks first stop on tour highlighting impact of environmental issues on underserved communities
01/21/2010United States Announces Two Major Clean Air Act New Source Review Settlements at 28 Industrial Plants Nationwide
01/21/2010TODAY: EPA, DOJ Enforcement Heads To Announce Two Major Clean Air Act New Source Review Actions
12/23/2009U.S. EPA Releases Annual Enforcement Results and Mapping Tool
12/22/2009Duke Energy to Spend $93 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
12/10/2009Largest Environmental Bankruptcy in U.S. History Will Result in Payment of $1.79 Billion towards Environmental Cleanup and Restoration / Largest recovery of money for hazardous waste clean up ever
12/10/2009Federal Officials to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Largest Environmental Bankruptcy in U.S. History

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