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Southern Coal Reaches $5M Settlement with Feds, Agrees to Reduce Mining Water Pollution

Southern Coal Corporation and its affiliates have agreed to spend $5 million to reduce water pollution and settle federal Clean Water Act charges. Under the settlement with the EPA and the US Department of Justice, Southern Coal and 26 affiliated mining companies will upgrade their operations to prevent discharges of … Read more »

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VW Sued by US for Emissions Scandal Defeat Devices

Volkswagen has been sued by the US Department of Justice for allegedly installing illegal defeat devices in about 600,000 diesel engine vehicles that allowed them to cheat emissions standards. The Justice Department filed the civil complaint today, on behalf of the EPA, in federal court in Detroit, Michigan against Volkswagen … Read more »


ASARCO to Pay $163.5M, Cut Toxic Emissions

ASARCO has agreed to a settlement with the EPA and US Department of Justice that requires the company to spend $150 million to install new equipment and pollution control technology to reduce emissions of toxic heavy metals at a large copper smelter in Hayden, Arizona. The company will also fund … Read more »

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BP to Pay $20.8bn Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

BP will pay a $20.8 billion final settlement to resolve environmental damage claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The final settlement, announced yesterday by the US Department of Justice and five Gulf states, is about $2 million more than the tentative settlement, … Read more »

Duke Energy

Duke Energy Settlement: Spend $4.4M on Environmental Projects, Cut Coal Emissions

Duke Energy will spend $4.4 million on environmental mitigation projects and pay a $975,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement reached with the EPA and US Department of Justice. The settlement, announced yesterday, resolves long-standing claims that Duke violated the federal Clean Air Act by unlawfully modifying 13 coal-fired … Read more »

Arch Coal to Pay $2M, Reduce Water Pollution

Arch Coal, one of the largest coal companies in the US, and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group will pay a $2 million civil penalty and conduct comprehensive upgrades to their operations to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act, under a settlement announced by the EPA … Read more »

Exide to Close Battery Recycling Plant, Pay $50M for Clean-Up

Battery manufacturing company Exide Technologies will permanently close its battery recycling facility in Vernon, California, and pay $50 million to cleanup the site and surrounding neighborhoods, which have been polluted by environmental toxins for almost a century, following an agreement reached with the US Department of Justice. The company admits … Read more »

W.R. Grace & Co. Pays $54 Million to EPA

Columbia, Md.,-based W.R. Grace & Co. under its bankruptcy plan of reorganization, paid over $63 million to the US government to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at approximately 39 sites in 21 states, the US Department of Justice and the EPA announced today. W.R. Grace, a global supplier of specialty … Read more »

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