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Clean water advocate says cases, like Yuengling's, take too long

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 30, 2016, 9:18am

HARRISBURG – In handing down an “above average” penalty against D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. over allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a welcome result but not in a timely manner, an environmental advocate says.

EPA sanctions Reading chemical plant owner for alleged oil and hazardous waste storage violations

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 30, 2016, 2:35pm

PHILADELPHIA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday the owner and operator of a Reading-based chemical repackaging and distribution plant will be subject to financial penalties, connected to alleged oil and hazardous waste storage violations.

PA Chamber focuses on “safe and responsible” energy in wake of fracking decision

Anna Aguillard Nov. 2, 2015, 7:46am

GRANT TOWNSHIP, Pa. – After a district court judge issued an opinion effectively supporting hydraulic fracking within Grant Township, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry celebrated the role that the energy market has played in the state’s development.

Feds, Virginia allege Worcester contractor contaminated waterways

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 21, 2015, 1:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – The United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia have filed litigation against a contractor and materials producer they allege contaminated waterways in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia during the course of its construction activities between 2004 and 2006.

Homeowners allege leeching of hazardous chemicals into aquifer under home

Dan Harkins Apr. 20, 2015, 1:27pm

A Malvern couple has sued a tire company and subsequent owners, alleging environmental contamination.

EPA reaches $82 million settlement with Harrisburg, Capital Region Water

Jim Boyle Feb. 18, 2015, 4:21pm

HARRISBURG - Following years of inspections and investigations into the management of waste and storm water in the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement agreement with the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water that will take an aggressive approach to repairing the problems.

Contractor charged with Clean Air Act violations in connection with asbestos removal from Phila. church

Jon Campisi Apr. 3, 2014, 6:35am

A Montgomery County contractor was charged this week with violating the

Lawyers to receive $6.5 million in Imprelis settlement

Jon Campisi Oct. 23, 2013, 7:00am

Lawyers who represented plaintiffs in the Imprelis products liability

Phila. property owner charged with illegal asbestos removal

Jon Campisi Aug. 29, 2013, 12:18pm

A Montgomery County man could face a quarter-century behind bars and be ordered to pay a fine of $1.25 million for having asbestos illegally removed from a commercial property he was in the midst of rehabbing in Philadelphia.

U.S. Govt., XTO Energy reach settlement in 'fracking' pollution case

Jon Campisi Jul. 22, 2013, 6:39am

A settlement has been reached in a case in which the U.S. government had accused

Class action claims Ford exaggerated Fusion Hybrid's fuel efficiency

Andrea Dearden Apr. 25, 2013, 10:00am

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Pa., four other states and feds sue Toll Bros. home builders over environmental violations

Jon Campisi Jun. 26, 2012, 6:51am

The United State government and four states have filed suit against a suburban Philadelphia-based home-building company for allegedly violating federal environmental regulations.

Pa. DEP urges EPA to revise electric grid rules

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 7, 2011, 4:43pm

The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further revise its interstate “Transport Rule," involving cross state air pollution.

Luzerne County company settles with EPA

Michael P. Tremoglie Nov. 29, 2011, 8:53am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement,  of a Clean Water Act case against a battery manufacturer in Hanover Township, Luzerne County.

EPA signs consent order with Phila. firm over PCBs

Michael P. Tremoglie Nov. 11, 2011, 11:26am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that SSH Management, LLC and 1500 Walnut Enterprises, LLC signed a consent agreement regarding alleged violations of federal regulations for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in an office building at 1500 Walnut St. in Philadelphia.