In federal court yesterday, the EPA decreed that ExxonMobil will pay nearly $1.5 million in fines for a Clean Water Act violation that ultimately led to a Louisiana oil spill more than two years ago.
The settlement will resolve violations of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The agency orders Pathway Investment Corp to stop selling plastic food storage containers that contain a nano silver pesticide.
The EPA has issued an order to the U.S. Army to remove 15 million pounds of explosives and propellant that are currently stored at Camp Minden in Minden, La.
An investigation by California's Department of Toxic Substances Control found Clearwater Environmental Management, Inc. continued to transport hazardous waste after losing its license in 2007.
The state agency is allowing Patriot Coal’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant to begin testing new control measures put in place after a Feb. 11 slurry spill.
President Obama’s awaited decision on the Keystone XL pipeline has become a proxy for the larger debate on climate change. Will Obama allow the pipeline to go forward?
John Beale, a former senior policy advisor in the agency's Office of Air and Radiation, had pleaded guilty to stealing government money. He has agreed to pay about $890,000 in restitution and about $500,000 to DOJ in criminal forfeiture.
The ship, currently believed to be called "Thunder," allegedly has sailed under several flags recently to avoid detection of illegal fishing activities.
The Reduction Act calls for reducing lead in new products, new installations, and repairs of systems that deliver drinking water. It takes effect in January 2014.
Citing fiduciary responsibility to workforce and shareholders, UN’s Figueres urges coal industry “look past next quarter’s bottom line and see the next generation’s bottom line.”.
"The key provisions of this settlement will eliminate overflows of raw sewage in neighborhoods that have for too long been subject to these contaminated overflows," said Acting U.S. Assistant Attorney General Robert G. Dreher.
Idling buses burn about one-half gallon of diesel per hour, pose health hazard to kids & drivers and spew greenhouse gas unnecessarily
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced nearly 20,000 cubic yards of solid waste at the Panama City site has been cleaned up, and it is no longer an environmental hazard.
"This first-of-its-kind settlement will benefit all Americans by cutting emissions of ozone-depleting substances across Safeway's national supermarket chain," added Robert G. Dreher, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division.
The Environmental Quality Board approves a plan that will make regulations on oil and gas activity stronger.
The levy has been increased for the first time in 15 years to ensure the country has sufficient resources and equipment to respond to a major oil spill.
BP seeks injunction that would lift an order by the EPA suspending BP from future contracts days after BP tried to block claim payments to Gulf businesses.
EPA updates oil and gas storage tank standards, requiring tanks that emit six or more tons of VOC annually to reduce emissions 95 percent between April 2014 to 2015 and further allows control removal on tanks that demonstrate emitting less than four tons of VOC annually.
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meet Aug. 28 to vote on what's called the "Initial Comprehensive Plan."