Latest Clean Air Act News

2 companies each fined $1 million in Atchison chemical leak

May. 27, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two companies that caused a chlorine gas leak over Atchison in 2106 were each fined $1 million Wednesday for violating federal clean air laws. Harcros Chemicals, Inc., and MGP Ingredients, Inc., had pleaded guilty to negligently violating the Clean Air Act. The fines, which were...

Groups sue over Western Colorado coal mine’s air emissions

May. 15, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit against St. Louis-based Arch Coal over methane and other toxic air emissions at the company's West Elk Mine in Colorado's North Fork Valley. WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and High...

DTE reaches deal to cut air pollution in southeast Michigan

May. 14, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy will reduce air pollution from five coal-fired power plants in southeast Michigan under a proposed settlement of a 10-year-old lawsuit filed by the federal government, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the agreement also requires the company to...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 20, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Hazard pay for health workers Toledo Blade April 20 The cheers from strangers, the free cups of coffee, the handmade signs from children are all lovely gestures of appreciation for health-care workers putting themselves in harm’s...

'Diesel Brothers' TV show appeals air pollution fine

Apr. 14, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The stars of the “Diesel Brothers” reality TV show are appealing a federal court ruling requiring them to pay $848,000 to the U.S. government and a Utah county over pollution law violations. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby of Salt Lake City ruled in March that David...