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News Releases issued by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance


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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
11/25/2009Verizon Wireless Voluntarily Discloses Environmental Violations
11/24/2009EPA Awards $800,000 for Environmental Justice Projects in Five States
11/24/2009EPA Expands Outreach to Minority Students
11/17/2009EPA Announces Environmental Justice Showcase Communities
11/06/2009U.S. EPA Makes Available Data on Compliance with Hazardous Waste, Air Regulations
11/04/2009EPA Soliciting Applications for Environmental Justice Grant Funding
10/15/2009EPA Administrator Announces Plan to Retool and Reinvigorate Clean Water Enforcement Program
10/14/2009Utah Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Environmental, Other Crimes
10/05/2009Sulfuric Acid Manufacturer Agrees to Spend $30 Million to Resolve Clean Air Violations
09/29/2009Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Agrees to Settle Clean Water Act Violations in Chesapeake Bay Area
08/31/2009EPA Seeks Public Input on National Enforcement Priorities Through Online Forum
08/11/2009U.S. EPA’s Fugitive Website Helps Bring California Criminals to Justice
08/07/2009EPA Seeks Public Input on Clean Water Enforcement Action Plan Through Online Forum
08/04/2009Aluminum Recycler Agrees to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations -- Company to pay civil penalties and implement environmental improvements
07/20/2009EPA Administrator to Speak at Environmental Justice Public Meeting
07/06/2009U.S. EPA Administrator Jackson Takes New Steps to Improve Water Quality
05/28/2009United States Files Clean Air Lawsuit Against Engine Importer
05/26/2009EPA To Discuss Environmental Justice at Washington Conference
04/27/2009Company and Four Senior Managers Sentenced for Environmental, Worker Safety Crimes After Longest Trial in Environmental Crimes History
04/20/2009Dupont And Lucite International Agree To Pay $2 Million For Clean Air Violations
04/17/2009Environmental Justice Volunteers Mobilize Nationwide for Earth Month Cleanup of Former Washington, D.C. Landfill
04/13/2009United States Announces Largest Settlement Under Environmental Protection Agency’s Audit Policy
04/02/2009News Brief: New Fugitive Added to EPA Fugitives Web Site
03/24/2009EPA Awards $800,000 in Environmental Justice Grants to Communities in 28 States
02/19/2009BP Products to Pay Nearly $180 Million to Settle Clean Air Violations at Texas City Refinery
02/10/2009Wyoming and Kansas Refiners Agree to Settle Clean Air Act Violations
02/03/2009Coal-fired Power Plant to Spend More than $135 Million to Settle Clean Air Violations
01/12/2009Sulfuric Acid Manufacturers Agree to Reduce Air Pollution at Facilities
12/17/2008ExxonMobil to Pay Penalty for Violating Agreement
12/10/2008‘Wanted’ List Web Site Aims to Track Down Environmental Fugitives
12/04/2008Record Pollutant Reductions From Environmental Enforcement in 2008
11/19/2008State, Local Governments Get More Say in Federal Environmental Decision-Making
11/03/2008"Green Plus" a Green Minus for Coffers of Fuel Additive Company
10/21/2008Organizations Honored for Environmental Justice Achievements
10/10/2008EPA Approves Fuel Waiver for Phoenix area
09/23/2008EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Waiver for Georgia
09/18/2008EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Waivers for District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

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