U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News

EPA settles with West Chester home improvement company for alleged lead paint violations for $17.5K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A West Chester-based home improvement company has been ordered to pay a $17,500 penalty in order to resolve alleged violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency.

AMM reaches $1.5 settlement with EPA over alleged Clean Air Act violations in Monessen

By David Hutton | Jan 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a settlement with ArcelorMittal Monessen LLC in a case involving alleged Clean Air Act violations at the company’s coke plant in Monessen.

Lancaster to address sewage discharge into Conestoga River after settlement with state, feds

By Laura Halleman | Jan 11, 2018

READING – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) have reached a settlement with the city of Lancaster to take action in ending sewage discharge into local waterways from storm and sewage systems.

Aronimink Golf Club loses lawsuit against DuPont over damage to trees

By Dee Thompson | Sep 6, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A venerable Newtown Square golf club that sued DuPont claiming damage to its trees has had its claim dismissed.

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

By Taryn Phaneuf | Jun 30, 2016

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 30, 2016

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

By Anna Aguillard | Nov 2, 2015

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 21, 2015

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

By Dan Harkins | Apr 20, 2015

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

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

By Jim Boyle | Feb 18, 2015

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.

Lawyers to receive $6.5 million in Imprelis settlement

By Jon Campisi | Oct 23, 2013

Lawyers who represented plaintiffs in the Imprelis products liability

Phila. property owner charged with illegal asbestos removal

By Jon Campisi | Aug 29, 2013

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

By Jon Campisi | Jul 22, 2013

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

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

By Jon Campisi | Jun 26, 2012

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

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 7, 2011

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

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Nov 29, 2011

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

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Nov 11, 2011

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.

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