U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News

Center for Biological Diversity files notice to sue EPA over air pollution in Yolo-Solano region

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A recent lawsuit is attempting to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address the air pollution that causes asthma in many people in Northern California and in Phoenix, Arizona.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: U.S. EPA settles with three California auto parts companies over Clean Air Act violations

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with three automotive parts manufacturers, headquartered in California, for violations of the Clean Air Act.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: U.S. EPA settles with E. & J. Gallo Winery of Fresno, Calif., over chemical safety violations

By Press release submission | Mar 4, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with E. & J. Gallo Winery to resolve risk management violations at its wine production facility in Fresno, Calif. E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest privately held wine company, will pay a $57,839 civil penalty and spend an estimated $350,000 to reduce the risk of chemical accidents at its facility.

Judge denies EPA's motion to dismiss suit over pesticide registration

By Sandra Lane | Jun 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge has denied the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's motion to dismiss a complaint over allegations it violated duties regarding the registration of pesticides under a federal act.

Sierra Club alleges EPA failed to timely respond to FOIA requests

By Karen Kidd | Jun 19, 2018

OAKLAND – The Sierra Club has asked a federal court in Oakland to order the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to more timely produce records the grassroots environmental organization has been requesting for almost a year under the Freedom of Information Act.

Ruling on controversial cap-and-trade auctions expected by late April

By Jon Campisi | Mar 18, 2017

During the past four years, more than $4 billion from greenhouse gas emission credits that are auctioned off through the state’s cap-and-trade program have poured into California’s general fund.

California environmental lawsuit still up in the air

By Dee Thompson | Feb 2, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO–Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013 are hoping that a change in the White House will have the desired effect on a clean air policy on the other side of the nation.

Federal lawsuits over glyphosate's cancer risk consolidated, moved to California district

By Taryn Phaneuf | Oct 22, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. district judge in Northern California will oversee the consolidated cases against Monsanto, which faces claims that its most widely used herbicide, Roundup, can cause cancer.

Environmental law attorney: EPA's clean power plan among major litigation in California

By Karen Kidd | Sep 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) clean power plan is among the major environmental and energy litigation in the state right now, according to a San Francisco-based industry attorney.

EPA trying to ban all pesticides, CCAGA head says after agency bans Belt

By Mike Helenthal | Sep 15, 2016

SANGER –  The president and CEO of the Central California Almond Growers Association said the recent decision to ban Bayer’s Belt pesticide could have unintended consequences as growers will seek alternatives for killing the bugs that eat their plants.

Appeal pending in Hughson farmer's Clean Water Act, WOTUS case

By Karen Kidd | Sep 1, 2016

HUGHSON – A federal judge erred earlier this summer when she ruled against a Stanislaus County farmer fighting federal regulators over the Clean Water Act and claims that his property contains Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), a Pacific Legal Foundation attorney said during a recent interview.

Consumer advocate: VW settlement could have been stronger, but still a win for consumers

By Jamie Kelly | Jul 7, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The fact that Volkswagen will be paying up to $14.7 billion in a proposed settlement brokered by federal agencies and California regulators is good for consumers and the environment, but could have been better, according to Mike Litt, a consumer program advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

Federal court stops use of compost containing pesticide

By Deana Carpenter | Jul 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must cease allowing the use of compost containing pesticides in organic farming as of Aug. 22, according to a federal court ruling in Northern California.

Suit filed against Trader Joe's Co.

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 22, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A Monrovia-based grocery store chain is being sued by the federal government.

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