Pruitt’s EPA Policies Will Continue without Him

On July 5, 2018, President Trump accepted the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.  Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler is now Acting EPA Administrator. Support from President Trump Amid Controversy In his resignation letter, Pruitt cited “unrelenting attacks” on him and his family.  While he did not provide details of these attacks, President Trump was certainly […]

Read more "Pruitt’s EPA Policies Will Continue without Him"

TV Show Leads to Clean Air Act Penalty

On June 5, 2018 EPA announced settlement of an enforcement action against Magnolia Homes (“Magnolia”). In the settlement, Magnolia agreed to pay a civil penalty of $40,000, conduct a community lead-abatement project with an estimated cost of $160,000, and post an internet video about renovating homes containing lead-based paint.  Magnolia must post the internet video […]

Read more "TV Show Leads to Clean Air Act Penalty"

New York State Official Says States Will Respond to Trump Environmental Policies

Michael J Myers, Senior Counsel for Air Pollution and Climate Change Litigation in the New York State Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau, authored an article that appeared recently in Trends, the American Bar Association Newsletter of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER).  The SEER article discussed state responses to the “Trump administration’s environmental […]

Read more "New York State Official Says States Will Respond to Trump Environmental Policies"

Midstream Company Agrees to Multi-Million Dollar Clean Air Act Settlement

EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection alleged that affiliates of MarkWest Energy Partners (“MarkWest”) had illegal volatile organic compound (“VOC”) emissions.  To resolve these allegations, MarkWest has agreed to spend an estimated $2.6 million to upgrade its facilities, pay $610,000 in civil penalties, and complete supplemental environmental projects valued at $2.4 million.  The […]

Read more "Midstream Company Agrees to Multi-Million Dollar Clean Air Act Settlement"