Organizations: Department of Justice

ATP Settles for $1m in Oil Rig Discharge Case

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Court Refuses to Block Nevada Oil and Gas Leases

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DEA Allows Pharmacies, Hospitals to Dispose of Drugs

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Disposal of Controlled Substances: Final Rule

A Drug Enforcement Administration final rule expanding disposal options for controlled prescription drugs. The rule authorizes certain DEA registrants (manufacturers, distributors, reverse distributors, narcotic treatment programs, retail pharmacies, and hospitals/clinics with an on-site pharmacy) to modify their registration with the DEA to become authorized medication collectors.

Costco to Cut Refrigerant Leaks in EPA Settlement

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DuPont to Pay $3.5 Million in Hazardous Release Settlement

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Exxon Pays $1.4 Million in Oil Spill Settlement

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Anadarko $5 Bn Cleanup Deal Moves Forward

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Virgin Islands Power Plant Brought into Compliance

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Lowe’s Pays Biggest Ever Lead Renovation Penalty

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EPA Posts Details of $5 Bn Anadarko Settlement

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Anadarko Fined over $5 Billion in Biggest Settlement Yet

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Alpha to Pay Largest Ever Clean Water Act Fine

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Motorcycle Importers to Pay $120,000 Penalty

Savoia, BMX Imports, BMX Trading, and their owner, Terry Zimmer, must pay a $120,000 civil penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations stemming from the alleged illegal import of over 24,167 highway motorcycles and recreational vehicles without proper documentation, the EPA and Department of Justice said. The Dallas-based companies must also either stop importing vehicles or follow a comprehensive Read More »

West Haven Agrees to Cut Sewage Overflows

The City of West Haven, Conn. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage from the city’s wastewater collection system. The agreement is between the EPA, the Department of Justice, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, and the City of West Haven. Under terms of the settlement, the city will reduce Read More »

Duke to Pay $1 Million for Wind Farm Eagle Deaths

Duke Energy Renewables agreed to pay $1 million in fines after pleading guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act at two wind farms in Wyoming, the New York Times reports. In the Justice Department’s first criminal case against a wind power developer for the deaths of protected birds, the department charged Duke with killing 14 Read More »

Gravel Company Filed Over Dust Mitigation

The EPA and Department of Justice have issued a $150,000 civil penalty against Fisher Sand and Gravel, for alleged failure to comply with dust mitigation regulations at three Arizona facilities, in Buckeye, Sun City and Phoenix. The company must also take steps to minimize the generation of dust at its Phoenix plant, the EPA said.

Shreveport to Pay $342 Million on Sewer Upgrades

The city of Shreveport, La., will spend about $342 million over the next 12 years on upgrades to its sanitary sewer system and pay a $650,000 civil penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations stemming from illegal discharges of raw sewage, the Department of Justice and EPA announced. The state of Louisiana, a co-plaintiff in the case, Read More »

EPA Downplays Ethanol Cut Reports

The EPA tried to downplay reports that it is considering deep cuts to the ethanol blend mandate in 2014, saying it only has a draft proposal and no decision would be made without a full comment period. Ethanol group Growth Energy called for the Justice Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to investigate the leaked documents that sparked media Read More »

Justice Department Examining Energy Markets

The Justice Department is examining whether JP Morgan Chase manipulated US energy markets, the Wall Street Journal reports. Last month the company reached an agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, agreeing to pay $410 million in penalties and disgorgement to ratepayers for alleged market manipulation.