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Clean Air Act Violations Lead to Fines and $300M in Improvements Spending for ExxonMobile

Clean Air Act Violations Lead to Fines and $300M in Improvements Spending for ExxonMobile

Clean Air Act violations lead to hefty fines, and even heftier spending on improvement plans, for ExxonMobil: the company settled with the Department of Justice, the EPA, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for a civil fine of $2.5 million and an agreement to spend approximately $300 million on

Court Hands Victory to Trucking Industry Tied to Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards

Court Hands Victory to Trucking Industry Tied to Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards

The trucking sector got a legal victory when the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that the industry will not have to comply with fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards tied to trailers.

Chemical Makers and Environmental Group Join Forces to Fight for a Specific EPA Rule

Chemical Makers and Environmental Group Join Forces to Fight for a Specific EPA Rule

Two chemical companies have filed an appeal to have the full DC Court of Appeals hear a case involving the regulation of the chemicals used in refrigeration and air conditioning — one that had served as a piece of the Obama climate agenda. 

Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

A federal court handed climate change advocates a narrow loss on Tuesday when it tossed an Obama-era ruling to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning.

Methane Emissions Rule Remains in Place, Shouldn’t Affect Prices for Energy End-Users

Methane Emissions Rule Remains in Place, Shouldn’t Affect Prices for Energy End-Users

The US Senate’s vote yesterday not to repeal a methane emissions rule issued by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the Obama era is not likely to significantly impact energy end-users like commercial and industrial companies. “BLM conducted a regulatory impact assessment of the rule in which they found … Read more »

Seafood Company Skirts Clean Air Act, Pays $1.3M in Civil Penalties

Seafood Company Skirts Clean Air Act, Pays $1.3M in Civil Penalties

Westward Seafoods will pay a civil penalty of $1.3 million for skirting the Clean Air Act by turning off air pollution controls from 2009 to 2011; Westward will also be required to spend $1.1 million on air pollution reduction projects, to use new electronic systems for monitoring, record-keeping and reporting, to … Read more »

Bandit Industries Pays $3 Million to Settle Alleged Emissions Violations

Bandit Industries Pays $3 Million to Settle Alleged Emissions Violations

Bandit Industries has agreed to pay a $3 million civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act by selling non-road diesel engines and equipment used to process wood and waste that do not meet federal standards. Bandit manufactures self-powered, industrial-strength wood and waste processing equipment, such … Read more »

Oil Giants Reach $425 Million Air Pollution Settlement

Subsidiaries of oil refiners Tesoro and Par Hawaii Refining have agreed to pay $425 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations and reduce air pollution at six refineries. Under the settlement with the EPA and the US Department of Justice, the two companies will spend about $403 million to … Read more »