TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A distillery could be fined up to $1 million for a chlorine gas cloud that lingered over a city in northeastern Kansas in 2016.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian man has been sentenced to two years of probation for not doing enough to prevent the hazardous conditions that led to an explosion that injured three workers at...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The president of a former oil processing company that was destroyed in a December 2012 explosion and fire has been found guilty of violating the federal Clean Air...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Seven school districts in Michigan are receiving electric buses under a program designed to boost cleaner air and alternative energy.
DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday launched an all-out assault on California over automotive mileage rules, telling state officials that only the federal government has the power to...
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the escalating fight between the Trump administration and California over automotive emissions and fuel economy standards (all times local):
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of 21 Democratic-led states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants, with California's...
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas county has sued Exxon Mobil one day after an explosion and fire at a company plant near Houston left at least 37 people with minor injuries.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state official says Maine's environmental agency was wrong to resist a federal crackdown on pollution from oil tank emissions.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle hotel owner is facing a felony perjury charge and state Clean Air Act violations after authorities said he lied about having uncertified workers remove asbestos during a...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol, though some say the move is undercut by a policy that gives...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An environmental group is taking its battle against an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the North Dakota Supreme Court.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge in Utah judge has ruled in favor of an environmental lawsuit targeting companies operated by a star of the "Diesel Brothers" television...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The manager of an oil processing plant in eastern Montana that exploded and burned in 2012 has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say they've reached a settlement with Exxon Mobil on federal Clean Air Act claims arising from a deadly 2013 fire at its Beaumont, Texas,...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two companies were indicted Wednesday on federal charges after a mistake at a northeast Kansas distilling plant in 2016 released a noxious cloud of fumes that prosecutors...
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says one of the nation's biggest seafood companies has agreed to spend up to $23 million to fix serious air pollution issues with its...
DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel were named in a 12-count indictment alleging conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of the Clean Air Act.
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say an Arizona auto parts manufacturer will pay a $200,000 fine for selling pollution control bypass equipment.
They say Gilbert-based Vivid Distributing violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing, manufacturing and selling defeat devices, which bypass or render inoperative required emissions control systems.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Environmental groups say they are planning another lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to push action in addressing air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency says Cloverdale Foods has agreed to pay a $72,530 fine for Clean Air Act violations at its Mandan meat processing plant.
The EPA says violations had to do with deficiencies in chemical risk management. The plant processes large amounts of hazardous anhydrous ammonia.
DETROIT (AP) — The government says a Florida company will spend more than $6 million in penalties and repair costs for selling computer software that disables automotive emissions controls.
The Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency say that Derive Systems of Sanford, Florida, sold 363,000 products that violated the Clean Air Act.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge says an upstate New York fuel manufacturer is guilty of violating probation by having emissions that could create a threat to public health.
Tonawanda Coke Corporation was found guilty on Monday in federal court of violating probation from a 2013 conviction for violating the Clean Air Act. Federal prosecutors argued Tonawanda Coke continues to release poisonous gas from its coke oven operations.
Coke is a type of coal product commonly used as industrial fuel.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny the state's efforts to reduce emissions from 36 power plants in five upwind states, Maryland's attorney general said Monday.
The EPA signed a final agency decision denying Maryland's petition for relief under the Clean Air Act late Friday.
ROXANA, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois oil refinery will spend nearly $11 million on pollution controls in settling a federal lawsuit accusing it of excessive dangerous chemical emissions.
Trump Proposes Car Mileage Rollback, States Sue
The Mercury News on California needing to fight Trump on fuel efficiency standards:
In 1969, the year before the Clean Air Act was enacted, American cars on average got an abysmal 12.0 miles per gallon. They ran on leaded gas and spewed dirty exhaust into the air.
WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — Stars of the Discovery Channel show "Diesel Brothers" have been ordered not to modify vehicles in ways that could lead to greater pollution.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in New York has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to curb ozone air pollution that blows into Connecticut and New York from the west.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it plans to deny Maryland and Delaware petitions seeking emissions reductions from power plants in five upwind states.
The petitions sought to reduce emissions of ozone-forming nitrogen dioxide from power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 10 about Environmental Protect Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposals for enforcing the Clean Air Act, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Pete Olson was a Democrat. He is a Republican.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Pruitt to hear economic arguments in enforcing Clean Air Act
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says he will take advice on economic impacts in future enforcement of the landmark Clean Air Act
DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal in a plot that prosecutors allege reached the top of the world's largest automaker.
The four-count indictment unsealed Thursday charges Winterkorn, 70, with three counts of wire fraud and one of conspiring with other senior VW executives and employees to violate the Clean Air Act. He was indicted in March.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump prodded federal regulators Thursday to quicken processing of air quality permits for businesses, saying it would boost economic growth and job creation but drawing criticism from environmentalists who described the move as a green light for polluters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it is doing away with a decades-old air emissions policy opposed by fossil fuel companies, a move that environmental groups say will result in more pollution.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two Canadians and an oil recycling company on criminal charges including conspiracy and endangerment in an explosion that injured three workers at an eastern Montana oil plant.
Custom Carbon Processing Inc., its president Peter Margiotta and project manager Mark Hurst face charges of conspiracy, endangerment and Clean Air Act violations, according to a redacted copy of the indictment that was unsealed last week.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 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 agreement filed Wednesday in Pittsburgh's federal court.
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil settled violations of the clean-air law with the Trump administration by agreeing to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and spend $300 million on pollution-control technology at plants along the Gulf Coast.
Federal officials said Tuesday that the settlement will prevent thousands of tons of future pollution, including cancer-causing benzene, from eight petrochemical plants in Texas and Louisiana.
DETROIT (AP) — A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles.
Shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing red prison garb, Oliver Schmidt appeared before U.S. District Judge Sean Cox as part of the U.S. government's case involving the automaker, which has admitted to using software to get around U.S. emission standards.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas-based chemical company has agreed to pay a $950,000 penalty to the federal government for allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act.
The settlement announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency also requires Harcros Chemicals of Kansas City, Kansas, to make sure that its accident prevention program complies with federal requirements.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. regulators have blessed emissions controls on 2017 versions of Fiat Chrysler diesel trucks, allowing them to go on sale and potentially helping to resolve allegations that the company cheated on pollution tests.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration announced plans Thursday to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, if the agency doesn't respond to Maryland's request to make sure power plants in neighboring states use pollution controls.
Ben Grumbles, secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment, notified the agency of the state's plans in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say operated an illegal dump and failed to remove asbestos before demolishing an old factory has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison and ordered to pay almost $8 million in restitution.
A U.S. District Judge in Cleveland on Friday sentenced 53-year-old Christopher Gattarello to 57 months in prison for Clean Air Act violations and an unrelated fraud against a Louisiana company.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The fate of thousands of recalled Volkswagens that are being stored in central Minnesota is undetermined.
The vehicles are being stored in Brainerd as part of a massive recall launched by Volkswagen to settle allegations that it violated the U.S. Clean Air Act, Minnesota Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2regEhT ) reported.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former manager of a western Massachusetts power plant has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to tampering with emissions equipment and submitting bogus reports to regulators in violation of the federal Clean Air Act.
Fred Baker, of Southampton, former operations and maintenance manager at Berkshire Power Plant in Agawam, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months of probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A cement company in northern Nevada has agreed to pay a $550,000 civil penalty to settle a federal complaint alleging violations of the Clean Air Act.
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Friday with the Nevada Cement Company along Interstate 80 in Fernley about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Reno.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says the state's settlement with Volkswagen is the largest settlement for Clean Air Act violations in the history of the state.
Mills says the settlement includes $5.1 million for Maine. She says the money will fund environmentally beneficial programs and projects around the state.