U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

Maine, EPA, Tribes Spar Over Water Quality Rules

The state of Maine is locked in a legal battle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a pair of American Indian tribes about the way clean water standards apply in and around tribal lands. Maine is arguing in the …

EPA Settles With Georgia Manufacturing Plant Over Hazardous Emissions

Federal authorities say they’ve reached a settlement with a Georgia manufacturing plant which had been cited for failing to take steps to prevent hazardous air emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced that Decostar Industries Inc. of Carrollton …

North Carolina Regulators Say Chemours Lied About Chemical Discharge ‘For Years’

North Carolina should tackle an emerging problem of water and air pollution from little-studied industrial chemicals by beefing up the state’s health and environmental agencies, Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Cooper proposed spending $14.5 million to help improve the ability …

Lawsuits over Arkema Chemical Disaster in Texas Add Up

Note: This story originally ran in The Texas Tribune. Most of the houses along Crosby Eastgate Road in Southeast Texas and its neighboring streets are one-story outfits on sprawling green lots. In their driveways are spare trucks, old armchairs or …

Insurance Industry Making ‘Significant Contributions’ in Climate Change Battle, Report Shows

The insurance industry is making significant contributions to building socio-economic resilience to climate change and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in their role as risk management experts and investors, according to a new research report The report out …

GenX Chemical Found Across River from Chemours Plant in North Carolina

North Carolina officials say elevated levels of an industrial chemical were found on the opposite side of the Cape Fear River from the chemical plant. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the state Department of Environmental Quality found the chemical GenX …

ArcelorMittal Subsidiary to Pay $1.5M in Pennsylvania Coke Plant Lawsuit

A subsidiary of European steel giant ArcelorMittal has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit over allegations that its western Pennsylvania coke plant had violated emissions requirements over soot and other pollutants almost daily, according to a proposed …

Traces of GenX Compound Found in North Carolina Food Product

The unregulated compound found in more than 80 drinking water wells near a chemical company’s manufacturing facility in North Carolina has been found in a food product for the first time. Tests found honey collected by a farmer about 2 …

North Carolina Detects GenX in 34 Additional Wells

North Carolina officials say tests have detected elevated levels of an unregulated compound at 34 additional wells near a chemical company’s manufacturing facility. The Fayetteville Observer reports the results announced Monday bring the total number of wells contaminated by the …

Maryland Suing EPA on Power Plant Pollution in Other States

Maryland is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act on a petition requiring power plants in five upwind states to reduce pollution, the state’s attorney general and an official in Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration said Wednesday. The …