By letter dated April 30, 2013, EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe denied a petition filed by the Sierra Club and other groups, seeking to have the agency issue a determination pursuant to section 111 of the federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §7411(b), finding that air … [Read more...] about EPA Declines to Create New Air Pollution Control Program for Coal Mines – For Now.
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WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Flint Hills Resources of Port Arthur has agreed to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment … [Read more...] about Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community
The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule, otherwise known as CSAPR or the “Transport Rule,” reversing a lower court decision that had vacated that rule. The decision means that large … [Read more...] about Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Reinstated, But Some Upwind States May Be Able to Bring As-Applied Challenges
In NAHB v. San Joaquin Valley UAPCD, the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit held that Rule 9510, the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District's (the “District”) rule requiring development sites to reduce the amount of air pollutants … [Read more...] about Local Air District Rule Requiring Development Sites to Reduce Amount of Pollutants Emitted Not Preempted by the Clean Air Act – National Association of Home Builders v. San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District, No 08-17309, (9th Cir., D)
[JURIST] The US Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) [official websites] reached a settlement agreement [text, PDF] with ExxonMobil [corporate website] Tuesday over violations of the Clean Air Act from … [Read more...] about DOJ and EPA settle lawsuit with ExxonMobil over air pollution violations