On March 28, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to dramatically shift course from the climate change focus of the Obama administration. The order has several components which will affect United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate regulations along with energy production activities. A key aspect is the revocation of the Clean Power Plan […]
The keystone of President Donald Trump’s executive order on the environment, signed Tuesday, is a directive to the Environmental Protection Agency to review and rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which aimed to shift the country’s electricity generation from coal-fired plants to sources that emit less carbon. When the EPA acts, that will trigger […]
Writing this column in December 2016, now a month past the surprising presidential election result, brings with it many uncertainties. Predicting environmental policy in new administrations is challenging under normal election conditions, but with a businessman about to assume the presidential office in January, the level of uncertainty is at an all-time high. However, based […]
Tier NY LLC, a Niagara Falls corporation, has pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott to negligent endangerment under the Clean Air Act. The charge is punishable by a fine of $200,000 and a possible term of probation of up to five years. The company, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, […]
Theodore Lehmann, 67, of Tonawanda, a former state Department of Labor inspector, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to violating the Clean Air Act. The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison, a fine of $100,000 or both. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul said the conviction of […]
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is urging the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency’s statutory mandate to regulate motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions triggers a requirement that the agency also regulate emissions from stationary buildings in order to combat the “urgent” problem of climate change. “It is the […]
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of seven states, has notified the federal Environmental Protection Agency he intends to sue it for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to address methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. The EPA has determined that methane is a powerful climate change pollutant emitted […]
A Livingston County man faces up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine if convicted of violating the federal Clean Air Act. Anastasios “Taso” Kolokouris, 28, of Avon, was arrested Tuesday morning. He is accused of violating work practice standards involving asbestos removal and disturbance at a warehouse he owns at 920 Exchange […]
Daniel Black, 57, of Bemus Point, Chautauqua County, has been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to 12 months in prison. Black, who was convicted of failure to conduct an inspection ...
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is taking action to sue a major Pennsylvania electric power plant over multiple violations of the federal Clean Air Act at the facility.
Chili contractor Keith Gordon-Smith plans to appeal several convictions in connection with a federal case involving Clean Air Act violations in asbestos removal at Genesee Hospital. A jury Friday found Gordon-Smith and his company, Gordon-Smith Contracting, guilty of several counts involving the improper ...
New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced a 13-state coalition has filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to defend a new regulation limiting greenhouse gases.
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