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Anadarko’s $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement Approved

Anadarko’s $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement Approved

Anadarko Petroleum’s agreement to pay $5.15 billion to clean up polluted sites across the US — the largest-ever environmental settlement — received approval from a federal judge on Monday, Reuters reports. The settlement, reached in April, resolved a long-running lawsuit against Kerr-McGee, an energy and chemical company that Anadarko bought in … Read more »

Syngenta Pays $105m for Alleged Water Supply Pollution

Midwest utilities that claimed Syngenta’s weedkiller contaminated their water supplies will likely receive their share of a $105 million settlement within 60 days, according to Baron and Budd, the water providers’ law firm. On Oct. 23, the court approved the settlement on behalf of more than 1,000 community water systems … Read more »

SC Johnson Removes Windex Green Seal, Settles Suit

SC Johnson will stop using its Greenlist logo on U.S. Windex products as part of the resolution to two lawsuits, the household products company has announced. The firm said it will also pay an undisclosed settlement. The proposed class-action suits, brought in federal court in California and Wisconsin, claimed it … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: Terra Industries Settles Air Pollution Allegations for $17m

Terra Industries, one of the nation’s largest producers of nitric acid and nitrogen fertilizers, has agreed to spend over $17.5 million to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today. An estimated $17 million of the … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: TVA Shuts Coal Units After $3bn-$5bn Settlement

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will spend $3 billion to $5 billion on pollution controls after reaching a settlement yesterday with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over alleged Clean Air Act Violations at all 11 of its coal-fired plants. TVA will also invest $350 million on clean energy projects designed … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement Roundup: Clean Water Act, Lead Hazards

Here’s a roundup of the latest Environmental Enforcement stories: Montana’s Bar One Ranch will pay a penalty of $275,000 and complete the restoration of 13.9 acres of wetlands and streams in Missoula County, Mont., to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Water Act. According … Read more »

Former GM Pollution Settlement Soars Past $800m

The remains of the old General Motors Corp. has agreed to pay $51 million to settle environmental liabilities at 34 sites in 11 states, on top of an existing $773 million settlement with the federal government. The U.S. Justice Department announced the deal on Monday, the Detroit News reports. The … Read more »

Arch Coal Agrees $4m Settlement with EPA in Clean Water Case

Arch Coal, the second biggest coal supplier in the U.S., has agreed to pay $4 million to settle Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. Under the settlement, Arch Coal will also make changes to its mining operations in … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement: Metal Finisher Settles Hazardous Waste Claims

A metal finisher and electroplating company in Maine has agreed to pay over $38,000 to settle claims by the Environmental Protection Agency’s New England office that it violated state and federal laws regarding the disposal and handling of hazardous waste. The EPA’s original penalty of $54,397 was filed in September … Read more »

Target Reaches $22m Hazardous Waste Settlement

Retailer Target has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle claims of dumping hazardous and combustible liquids, including allegations that it sent 5,000 pounds of toxic products to a Los Angeles food bank. The settlement, which is pending final approval by a judge, would end over five years of investigation … Read more »

Environmental Enforcement Roundup: Superfund Settlement; PCB Lawsuit

EPA Settles Oklahoma Cost Recovery Action  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Dept. of Justice lodged a proposed settlement (pdf) today that resolves claims against approximately 300 companies, federal agencies and municipal governments in connection with the Double Eagle Superfund Site in Oklahoma City. The Double Eagle Refinery Co. has … Read more »