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Polluters: Environmental Criminals, Consent Decrees and Other Pollution Cases in 2014

2014 Environmental Polluter (and Other Violators) of the Week
(More like bi-weekly, actually)

*True cases of environmental criminals and other violators and violations of environmental laws, regulations, statutes and pollution standards from real court cases and consent decrees

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  • The EPA and its federal, state and local law enforcement partners investigate and prosecute significant and egregious violations of environmental laws. These investigations involve, but are not limited to, the illegal disposal of hazardous waste; the illegal discharge of pollutants to a water of the United States; the illegal importation of certain restricted or regulated chemicals into the United States; tampering with a drinking water supply; mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering relating to environmental criminal activities.

    People often ask us, "It seems like companies get away with polluting all the time, just look at Exxon and the Valdez!" While it may be true that some companies treat the environment, your community's well-being and your health like a doormat and act as though their crimes are nothing more than a public relations expense; individuals and companies are being caught all the time. And the penalties are severe! Follow Detective Joe Friday and read on to learn about the appalling gall of these jerks and their crimes.

    It is EHSO's opinion that our society's obsession with money and instant wealth, combined with a generally apathetic public, and politicians more concerned with polls than pollution is leading to an increase in pollution and deliberate polluters. If you suspect a persistent polluter in your area, email us (or click here to use the EPA's report a violator form) for instructions to assist the EPA in catching him! To search a company's compliance history, click here!

    Disclaimer: The following news stories are all taken verbatim from EPA releases, so don't even think of trying to sue us if you or your firm's name is here! We will WELCOME the publicity! Will your company?

    2014 Polluter and environmental enforcement cases

    12/22/2014 XTO Energy, Inc. to Restore Areas Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction Activities
    12/22/2014 XTO Energy, Inc. to Restore Areas Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction Activities
    12/19/2014 New England Ski Companies Reminded that Oil Spill Prevention Protects the Environment
    12/19/2014 EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from Harmful Lead Exposure
    12/18/2014 EPA announces 2014 annual environmental enforcement results
    12/18/2014 Two 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
    12/18/2014 EPA Settlements with Violators Benefit Communities; More than $1.8 million in special environmental projects from companies in TX, LA, and NM
    EPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results Including Settlements with Entities Across the Southeast
    12/18/2014 EPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results
    12/15/2014 Dorchester, Mass. Landlords Will Remove Lead Hazards from Residential Properties under EPA Settlement
    12/08/2014 North Slope fuel distributor violated oil spill prevention and response safety rules
    12/08/2014 Maine Pulp Mill and Connecticut Cardboard Manufacturing Company Settle Clean Water Act Violations
    12/04/2014 EPA Settlement Requires Biddeford, Maine Company to Buy Emergency Response Equipment for Local Fire Department
    11/26/2014 As Wood Stove Changeout Program Brings Cleaner Air to Southeastern New England, EPA Offers Advice for Safer, Cleaner Wood-Burning
    11/25/2014 EPA protects central Arizona tribal lands by requiring safe handling of hazardous waste and pesticides
    11/20/2014 EPA, federal and state agencies, rice growers, industry act to protect endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California
    11/20/2014 Delta Western upgrades Dillingham facility to comply with federal oil spill prevention laws
    11/20/2014 U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Lima, Ohio, to Reduce Sewage Overflows

    11/19/2014 EPA Settlement Reduces Risk of Ammonia Releases from North Haven, Conn. Cold Storage Facility
    11/18/2014 EPA requires Modesto wholesaler to protect Central Valley wetlands and pay penalty, following destruction of rare habitat
    11/13/2014 EPA settles with Student Works Painting, Inc., for failure to comply with lead-based paint regulations at a home in Boise, ID
    11/12/2014 EPA requires Bay Area home renovator to protect children from lead-based paint dangers
    11/10/2014 North Georgia Developer Agrees to Settlement for Stormwater Violations
    11/06/2014 Subsidiaries of the World's Largest Fertilizer Producer to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Four Florida Plants
    11/06/2014 Bradford, R.I. Rock Quarry Agrees to Clean Air Act Settlement
    11/06/2014 Subsidiaries of the World's Largest Fertilizer Producer to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Three North Carolina Plants
    11/06/2014 Three Subsidiaries of the World's Largest Fertilizer Producer to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Eight Production Plants
    11/05/2014 Industrial Laundry Agrees to Clean Air Act Settlement
    11/04/2014 Leading Edge Aviation Services Sentenced for Unlawful Handling of Hazardous Waste at Greenville, Miss. Facility
    11/03/2014 United States Reaches Settlement with Hyundai and Kia in Historic Greenhouse Gas Enforcement Case
    11/03/2014 EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Attorney General Eric Holder to Announce Historic Clean Air Act Settlement
    10/30/2014 Under Settlement, City of Derby, Conn. Will Pay $675,000 for Cleanup Costs at O'Sullivan's Island Site
    10/30/2014 EPA Proposes Revised Plan to Remove Mercury Contaminated Sediment from Bottom of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
    10/29/2014 EPA Inspection Reveals Clean Water Act Violations by Winifred Feed Lot, LLC, near Frankfort, Kansas
    10/29/2014 Texas Company to Pay $1.6M for Oil Spill Violations
    10/29/2014 EPA Finalizes Agreement for
    Cleanup at Camp Minden
    10/28/2014 EPA settles with Bakersfield, Calif., steel company to ensure safe handling of hazardous waste
    10/27/2014 Frontier Refining agrees to resolve alleged risk management planning and chemical reporting violations at Cheyenne refinery
    10/22/2014 EPA acts to protect children from lead-based paint hazards in eight Northern Calif. communities
    10/20/2014 Chemical Company Takes Steps to Make Fall River, Mass. Community Safer Following EPA Enforcement
    10/17/2014 EPA settles with Jerome Cheese for chemical risk management violations at Jerome, Idaho plant
    10/16/2014 Gloucester Mass. Shipyard Will Help Educate Customers and Peers about Clean Water Responsibilities under Settlement
    10/16/2014 Offshore 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
    10/10/2014 EPA Settlement with Raymore, Mo., Results in Stream Protections for Tributary to South Grand River
    10/08/2014 THURSDAY: EPA Administrator Traveling to Miami for ABA Conference and King Tide Day - CHANGE IN LOCATION
    10/07/2014 THURSDAY: EPA Administrator Traveling to Miami for ABA Conference and King Tide Day
    10/07/2014 EPA Settlement with Shine Bros. Corp. Recycling Facility Results in Pollution Prevention and Park Cleanup for Spencer, Iowa
    10/07/2014 Under Settlement, B and M and MBTA Will Pay for and Perform Cleanup of Iron Horse Park Superfund Site in Billerica, Mass.
    10/06/2014 Fall River, Mass. Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Will Make Community Safer under EPA Settlement
    10/06/2014 Two Tampa Corporations and Four Tampa Residents Plead Guilty to Scheme to Unlawfully Sell an Unregistered Pesticide and Obstruct Justice
    10/03/2014 EPA Inspection Finds Clean Water Act Violations by E and M Farms, Inc., Dairy Operation near Ossian, Iowa
    10/02/2014 EPA issues civil complaint to Pacific Air Research, Inc. for pesticide application violations
    10/01/2014 EPA Provides $340 Million to New York to Make Sewage Treatment Plants and Drinking Water Systems Damaged by Sandy More Resilient
    10/01/2014 EPA Provides $229 Million to New Jersey to Make Sewage Treatment Plants and Drinking Water Systems Damaged by Sandy More Resilient
    10/01/2014 EPA Reaches Clean Water Act Settlement with Two Coal Companies to improve Water Quality in Eastern Kentucky
    09/30/2014 EPA settles with Idaho construction company and developer for Boise stormwater violations
    09/30/2014 Surf City Resident and Captain of "The Raven" Pleads Guilty to Violating the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act
    09/29/2014 Griffin Pipe Products Agrees to Resolve Issues with Lead Emissions, Air and Water Violations at Council Bluffs, Iowa
    09/29/2014 Commerce City (Colo.) refinery agrees to resolve alleged risk management planning and chemical reporting violations
    09/26/2014 St. Lawrence County Cheese Manufacturer to Upgrade its Operations in Agreement with the EPA; New Manufacturing Equipment Will Reduce the Amount of Nitrates and Nitric Acid Entering the Oswegatchie River
    EPA, DOJ reach agreement with CNMI and CUC Saipan to move forward with work on oil spill cleanup and prevention at CUC power plants
    09/25/2014 EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Company to Correct Reporting Violations
    09/24/2014 EPA settles with two Idaho facilities for chemical risk management planning violations
    09/24/2014 EPA settles with Alaska seafood processor UniSea for chemical risk management planning violations
    09/24/2014 EPA settles with U.S. Silver - Idaho, Inc., operator of Coeur and Galena Mines and Mills, for Clean Water Act violations in Idaho's Panhandle
    09/24/2014 EPA Orders Army to Take Corrective Measures at Fort Gillem
    09/18/2014 EPA moves to protect Hilo's coastal waters from leaks at sewage facility
    09/18/2014 U.S. EPA requires cleanup, fines Sims Metal Management for polluting San Francisco Bay
    09/18/2014 Yakima fertilizer manufacturer signs settlement with EPA to resolve hazardous waste violations
    09/17/2014 Augusta Man Sentenced for Repackaging Pesticide and Making a False Statement to Federal Agents
    09/16/2014 US Settlement with Michigan Utility to Reduce Emissions at Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities
    09/16/2014 EPA Awards 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements
    09/15/2014 GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines agrees to resolve risk management violation at Hamilton, Montana facility
    09/15/2014 Kemps, LLC agrees to resolve risk management violation at Fargo, North Dakota dairy processing facility
    09/15/2014 Clean Air Settlements with Vermont Ferry Company will Minimize Emissions in Two Vermont Communities
    09/15/2014 EPA 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
    09/12/2014 Navy settles alleged environmental violations
    at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads
    09/10/2014 EPA settles with Flint Hills Resources Alaska, LLC, for hazardous waste violations at its North Pole Facility
    09/10/2014 U.S. EPA, DOH require Hawaii Department of Transportation to protect Oahu's coastal waters
    09/04/2014 Owners of Buffalo-Area Gas Stations Ordered to Pay $290,000 in Penalties

    09/03/2014 EPA settles with Washington Crab Producers, Inc., for "Community- Right-to-Know" violations at Westport, WA Processing Facility
    09/03/2014 United States settles with Costco to cut ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions nationwide
    09/03/2014 EPA, ODEQ settle with JELD-WEN Millworks for Clean Air Act Violations at Klamath Falls facility
    09/03/2014 US settles with Costco to cut ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions nationwide
    09/02/2014 Trans 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
    08/29/2014 Settlements with Pair of Related Norfolk, Neb., Pesticide Companies to Improve Pesticide Safety and Reliability
    08/29/2014 Settlement with Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Creates Sustainable Path Forward for Tribal Utility Operations to Protect Residents and Environment
    08/28/2014 EPA orders mine cleanup work at Smith Lake and Mariano Lake Areas
    08/28/2014 Clean Air Settlement with R.I. Chemical Manufacturer will Minimize Emissions
    08/27/2014 Alabama Pest Control Company and its Owner Sentenced for Unlawful Application of Pesticides at Georgia Nursing Homes
    08/27/2014 US Settles With DuPont to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations and Protect Communities and Kanawha River Near West Virginia Facility
    08/27/2014 Compliance with environmental laws protects air, land, and water in communities across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
    08/26/2014 ExxonMobil Pipeline Company to Pay Civil Penalty Under Proposed Settlement for Torbert, Louisiana Oil Spill/ Settlement Resolves Clean Water Act Violation Stemming from 2012 Spill
    08/25/2014 Marysville metal caster invests $230,000 in hazardous waste reduction as part of EPA settlement
    08/21/2014 Anderson Man Sentenced for Knowing Endangerment by Release of Asbestos
    08/20/2014 Settlement Ensures that New Bedford Company Adheres to Measures to Control Air Pollutants
    08/14/2014 U.S. EPA settles case over destruction of rare Central Valley wetlands
    - - Agreement will preserve unique California habitat
    08/13/2014 EPA Settlement Resolves Issues with FMC Corporation of Philadelphia, Pa., for Improper Advertising of Pesticide
    08/12/2014 U.S. EPA settles with Calif. shoe insert companies for unsubstantiated product claims
    08/11/2014 Settlement of Clean Water Act Violations Aims to Prevent Future Oil Spills by Cargill Inc.
    08/11/2014 Municipality of Lajas Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill; Agreement with EPA Sets Timetable for Landfill's Closure and Establishes Local Recycling Program; Public Meeting to Be Held on August 28
    08/08/2014 Hunt Building agrees to resolve stormwater violations at construction sites at the United States Air Force Academy
    08/07/2014 EPA and Yonkers Paint Company Settle Hazardous Waste Suit; Agreement Addresses Storage of Unlabeled and Corroded Hazardous Waste Containers
    07/31/2014 EPA Clean Air Settlement with Asphalt Company to Minimize Emissions in Rhode Island
    07/30/2014 Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities resolves hazardous waste violations stemming from highway paint
    07/30/2014 Settlement Nets $5.7 Million for Cleanup Costs at A.C. Lawrence Superfund Site in S. Paris, Maine
    07/30/2014 Settlement of Clean Water Act Violations Aims to Prevent Future Oil Spills by Archer Daniels Midland Company
    07/30/2014 U.S. EPA Requires AllenCo to Pay Penalty for Federal Violations
    07/28/2014 Historic Clean Water Act settlement will prevent millions of gallons of sewage discharges into San Francisco Bay
    07/24/2014 Rhode Island Air National Guard Agrees to Minimize Air Emissions under EPA Settlement
    07/24/2014 Seven New England Companies Take Action to Improve Oil Spill Prevention Measures under Settlements
    07/22/2014 Columbia Sportswear settles with EPA for mislabeled clothes containing insect repellent
    07/22/2014 EPA Air Pollution Settlement with DuPont Chemical Facility in Tonawanda, NY; Approved by Federal Court
    07/16/2014 US Settlement with Minnesota Coal-fired Utility to Reduce Emissions, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities
    07/15/2014 Settlement with Dothan, Ala., Resolves City's Clean Water Act Violations
    07/15/2014 Zep Inc. Pays $905,000 for Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
    07/11/2014 EPA Orders Hercules Incorporated to Perform Response Actions at its Hattiesburg Facility
    07/10/2014 U.S. Branch of Canadian Company to Pay $2.5 Million Penalty for Shreveport, LA, Wastewater Plant; Settlement resolves water, hazardous waste, and air violations
    07/09/2014 EPA Clean Air Settlements with Two Industrial Laundry Companies Minimize Emissions in New England Communities
    07/09/2014 Idaho Transportation Department settles with EPA for exposing untrained workers and mishandling asbestos waste during shop renovation
    07/09/2014 EPA Settlement with Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Auto Crushing Company; Addresses Hazardous Waste and Used Oil
    07/08/2014 EPA Sampling Shows No Health Risk at Rotary Drilling Supply Site and Willers Lake
    07/07/2014 EPA Takes Action To Bring Suffolk County Company into Compliance with Pesticides Regulations; Fines Company for Selling Unregistered Cleaning and Surface Disinfectant Products
    07/02/2014 Fort Wainwright Reduces Water Contamination Risk from Fuel Tanks in EPA Settlement
    07/01/2014 EPA Settlement with Patton, Mo., Property Owner Resolves Clean Water Act Violations Affecting Baltimore Creek
    06/26/2014 U.S. EPA settles with two San Joaquin Valley companies to ensure safe handling of hazardous waste
    06/24/2014 Lakeville, Mass. Refrigerated Warehouses Improve Public Safety Practices under EPA Settlement
    06/18/2014 Tractor Supply Company settles with EPA for failure to properly report propane storage at five Washington retail locations
    06/12/2014 McGregor Company's Nezperce, ID, Facility Nets EPA Penalty for Pesticide Violations
    06/12/2014 Wilco-Winfield, LLC, Oregon pesticide re-packager, settles with EPA for pesticide violations at its Mt. Angel facility
    06/12/2014 Seabrook N.H. Metal Finisher Improves Hazardous Waste Management under EPA Settlement
    06/12/2014 Attleboro Mass. stops illegal discharge from its Drinking Water Facility under federal Clean Water Act Settlement
    06/11/2014 EPA requires Hawaii Gas to protect workers, local community from risk of chemical releases
    06/06/2014 EPA Ensures Company Discloses Pesticide Hazards
    06/05/2014 EPA Seeks Public Input on Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Housatonic River "Rest of River" Project
    06/04/2014 Emerald Kalama Chemical Resolves Clean Air Violations, Repair Lapses
    06/04/2014 EPA settlement with Destination Maui will fund blood lead testing for 350 children
    06/04/2014 Compliance with environmental laws protects air, land, and water in communities across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
    06/02/2014 EPA Inspection Reveals Violations of Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule for Sedalia, Mo., Renovation Company
    05/30/2014 EPA Reaches Legal Settlement with Operators of Arecibo Landfill to Reduce Waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Agreement Creates Recycling Program in Arecibo
    05/27/2014 EPA protects Kauai water quality by compelling Tahiti Nui to close cesspools
    05/27/2014 EPA Moves to Improve Emergency Planning at Facilities in NJ and NY; Inspections Focus on Information on Chemical Hazards Needed by First Responders during Emergency Responses
    05/27/2014 EPA Settlement with Rochester Area Home Builder Protects Area Waterways; Developer Agrees to Construct Project to Reduce Polluted Stormwater Discharges
    05/27/2014 Walpole, Mass. School Bus Company Reduces Diesel Idling under Settlement
    05/23/2014 EPA Requires Mining Company to Restore Damaged Streams in Kentucky
    05/22/2014 Contractor sentenced to prison for environmental crime
    U.S. EPA finds Exide Technologies a source of harmful lead emissions
    05/20/2014 U.S. EPA settles with Irvine, Calif. company to ensure safe handling of pesticides
    05/16/2014 EPA Hosts Public Information Sessions about Lead-Based Paint, Renovations and Health in New Haven, Connecticut
    05/14/2014 EPA Requires Global Titanium Manufacturer to Investigate and Clean Up PCB Contamination in Nevada
    05/14/2014 EPA 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
    05/13/2014 EPA Settlement Protects Arkansas Community Company will invest $750,000 for environmental project
    05/13/2014 EPA Reaches Agreement with CEMEX to Protect Water Quality in Puerto Rico; Company Agrees to Comply with Clean Water Act and Preserve More than 400 Acres of land in Puerto Rico's North Karst Region
    05/12/2014 Jerome, Idaho dairy processor to ensure wastewater discharges meet federal standards
    05/12/2014 EPA requires Chevron Pipe Line to provide funding for oil spill response
    05/09/2014 Compliance with environmental laws protects air, land, and water across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
    05/08/2014 EPA requires Syngenta to label pesticides accurately
    05/08/2014 EPA Takes Action to Protect Wetlands in Western New York; Cites Local Company for Filling in Over Sixteen Acres of Wetlands, Adjacent to the Cassadaga Creek
    05/06/2014 EPA Inspections Remedy Clean Water Act Violations by Poultry Operation near Green Ridge, Mo.
    05/05/2014 EPA Inspection Results in $2 Million Upgrade to Conway, Kan., Natural Gas Liquids Storage Facility to Reduce Harmful Emissions
    05/01/2014 EPA Stops Brooklyn Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides; Protects Public from Potential Health Risks
    04/30/2014 Three Seattle firms agree to settle violations with EPA and protect local waters from stormwater
    04/29/2014 Two oil and gas facilities in Alaska resolve industrial stormwater violations
    04/28/2014 U.S. EPA: Andersen Air Force Base Signs Agreement to Improve Spill Prevention Plans, Safeguard Water Resources
    04/25/2014 EPA Reaches Settlement with Alaska Gold near Nome, Alaska for Improperly Managing Hazardous Waste
    04/24/2014 U.S. EPA Requires AllenCo to Comply with Federal Laws, Improve Safety Measures
    04/21/2014 U.S. EPA Directs Rare Earth Mine in San Bernardino County to Correct Hazardous Waste Violations
    04/17/2014 Corporate-wide Settlement with Lowe's Protects Public from Lead Pollution During Home Renovations
    04/17/2014 EPA and DoJ To Hold Briefing on Home Renovation Settlement
    04/16/2014 EPA Stops New Jersey Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides; Protects Public from Health Risks
    04/15/2014 Settlements Ensure that New England Painting Companies Protect Children from Lead Paint Hazards
    04/10/2014 EPA Enforcement Settlement Addresses Pesticide Violations by Chemical Universe, Inc., of North Kansas City, Mo.
    04/08/2014 EPA Reaches Agreement with Two Companies Requiring the Cleanup of Asbestos at a School and Head Start Facility in Penuelas, Puerto Rico
    04/07/2014 EPA Begins Effort to Reduce Children's Exposure to Lead Paint in New Haven, Conn. Area
    04/03/2014 U.S. Government Announces $1 Billion for Abandoned Uranium Mine Cleanup on the Navajo Nation
    04/03/2014 U.S. Government Announces $1.1 Billion for Henderson Perchlorate Clean Up
    04/03/2014 National Settlement Yields Hundreds of Millions for Superfund Sites in New Jersey and New York; Parties Reach Agreement for More than $4 Billion to Pay for Environmental Cleanups, with More than $440 Million Going to Two EPA Sites in NJ and One in NY
    04/03/2014 EPA inks pair of settlements with Department of Energy and contractors over Hanford asbestos handling violations
    04/03/2014 Vehicle Emissions Inspector Sentenced to Two Months in Prison for Emissions Fraud
    To Date, 14 Defendants Have Been Sentenced for Conducing "Clean Scans"

    04/03/2014 Vehicle Emissions Inspector Sentenced to Two Months in Prison for Emissions Fraud
    To Date, 14 Defendants Have Been Sentenced for Conducing "Clean Scans"
    03/31/2014 Three Companies to Repay EPA for Costs of Cleaning Up Contaminated Site in Clifton, New Jersey; Successful Cleanup of Leaking Drums Protecting Health and Safety of Community
    03/27/2014 EPA Agreement with Vehicle and Engine Company Requires Imports to Meet Federal Emission Limits
    03/25/2014 Five Washington companies comply with chemical emergency planning laws
    03/24/2014 Phillips 66 Takes Steps Toward Reducing Pollution from Vehicles
    03/20/2014 Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community
    03/19/2014 North America's Largest Acid Manufacturer and Its Subsidiaries Agree to Slash Emissions and Reduce Air Pollution
    03/18/2014 EPA Issues Order to Army to Address Abandoned Explosives
    03/18/2014 EPA Requires Five New England Companies to Better Manage Hazardous Chemicals to Protect Community
    03/14/2014 EPA, Sergeant's Pet Care and Wellmark International Reach Agreement to Cancel Potentially Harmful Insecticide Products
    03/13/2014 EPA to Lift Suspension and Debarment of BP From Federal Government Contracts/Agreement contains strong provisions to continue safety and ethics improvements in order to comply
    03/12/2014 EPA Files Complaint Against Zep, Inc. in Atlanta, GA for Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
    03/12/2014 Town of Newburgh, New York Providing Clean Drinking Water to Area Residents Under Agreement with EPA; Additional Environmental Projects Protecting Water Quality
    03/10/2014 EPA Inspections Reveal Clean Water Act Violations by Former Dairy Owner near Rock Valley, Iowa
    03/05/2014 City of Great Falls and Malteurop North America agree to control toxic gases and raw sewage overflows to protect community
    03/05/2014 Coal Companies and Subsidiaries to Spend Estimated $200 Million on Treatment and System-wide Upgrades to Reduce Water Pollution
    03/05/2014 Company Agrees to Upgrade 18 Wastewater Facilities in Mississippi to Stop Illegal Discharges of Sewage
    03/04/2014 EPA Stops Illegal Import of Vehicles That Fail to Meet Pollution Standards
    03/04/2014 EPA Settlements Restore Wetlands Across Southeast
    $1.7M to be spent on restoration and penalties
    02/25/2014 EPA orders US Magnesium to address acid spill near Rowley, Utah facility
    02/20/2014 EPA Orders Utilities Inc. to Comply with Clean Water Act at Tega Cay Wastewater Plant
    02/20/2014 District of Columbia agrees to establish improved air pollution monitoring at D.C. General Health Campus
    02/18/2014 Two Contractors Fined and Will Take Action to Protect Children from Lead Paint Hazards under Settlement
    02/12/2014 Four Alaska fishing vessels resolve seafood waste violations to protect marine environment
    02/11/2014 EPA Administrator Reaffirms Commitment to Environmental Justice on 20th Anniversary of Executive Order
    02/07/2014 Annual EPA Enforcement Results Highlight Focus on Major Environmental Violations
    02/05/2014 W.R. Grace Pays Over $63 Million Toward Cleanup and Restoration of Hazardous Waste Sites in Communities Across the Country
    02/04/2014 Gasco Energy agrees to close production well and restore damaged wetlands in northeast Utah
    02/03/2014 U.S. District Court Orders Stabl Inc. to Pay $2.2M Penalty for Violating Environmental Regulations at Lexington, Neb., Facility
    02/03/2014 Nominations for EPA New England's Annual Environmental Merit Awards - Deadline is Feb. 21, 2014
    01/31/2014 Joint EPA and BLM investigation results in funding for Wyoming natural resources and oil spill cleanup (Carbon County)
    01/29/2014 EPA Settlement with Baltimore Companies Helps Provide Safe Handling of Hazardous Waste
    01/28/2014 EPA Settlement with Virginia Military Bases Protects
    Soil and Groundwater from Contamination
    01/23/2014 Gastonia Man Handed 6-Month Prison Sentence for Vehicle Emissions Fraud
    01/17/2014 Oil Well Operators in Hart County, Ky., Sentenced for Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act
    01/15/2014 Food Processing Company Settles Violations of Chemical Release Reporting Requirements at Allentown, Pa. Facility
    01/15/2014 EPA finds AllenCo facility fails to operate safely, violates federal laws
    01/14/2014 Commerce, Calif., company to spend more than $68,000 for improperly discharging wastewater into the L.A. County sewer system
    01/08/2014 Oregon Door Company settles for violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations
    01/08/2014 EPA Requires Hudson, NH Manufacturing Company to Pay a Fine and Make Hazardous Waste Operations Safer for Community
    01/06/2014 Carville, La., Plant Agrees to Address Clean Air Act Violations
    01/06/2014 Dallas-based Companies Agree to Pay Civil Penalty to Settle Clean Air Act Violations Stemming From Illegal Import of Vehicles

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