A federal grand jury has reportedly indicted the owner of Principle Metals, LLC , a scrap-metal company, and the barge the MV Davy Crockett, for two criminal violations of the Clean Water Act (CW A) for unlawfully discharging oil into the Columbia River near Camas, Washington, in 2010 and for failing to notify authorities of the discharge.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the manufacturer of a machine used in the dry-cleaning process is not liable under RCRA or CERCLA for contamination at a strip mall in California.
A federal court in Pennsylvania has refused to certify a putative class consisting of property owners within a 2,500-foot radius of a gas station that allegedly contaminated groundwater with methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE ).
A federal court in California has ruled that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is liable as an owner under CERCLA for remediation of contamination at a contractor-operated aeronautical manufacturing plant in San Diego.
A bankruptcy court in Delaware has ruled that a debtor's CERCLA claims are "non-core" claims that fall outside the administration of the estate in bankruptcy.
EPA has reportedly issued Clean Water Act information requests to six naturalgas drilling companies with operations in Pennsylvania seeking information on how they dispose of wastewater generated through exploration, extraction and gas production in the Marcellus shale formation.
Three environmental groups have sued ICG Eastern LLC, the operator of a surface coal mine in West Virginia, alleging persistent violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
The owner of the second largest petroleum refinery in the United States has agreed to pay a $5.375 million civil penalty and spend more than $700 million on upgraded pollution controls and monitoring to settle several alleged Clean Air Act (CAA) violations at its facility in the Virgin Islands.
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued BP Exploration and Production, Inc. and eight other companies alleging violations of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Clean Water Act in the Deepwater Horizon spill.
A federal judge in New Orleans has reportedly sentenced the Louisiana-based ship-operating company Offshore Vessels LLC (OSV) to pay a criminal fine of $1.75 million and remit payment of $350,000 to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.