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Tag Archives: Clean Air Act

Environmental Law: Trump reverses past climate change policies with energy independence order

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 ...

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Commentary: How Gorsuch’s views could sway climate policy

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 ...

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Environmental Law: Donald Trump and the Environmental Agenda

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 ...

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Company admits violating Clean Air Act

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 ...

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Greenhouse gas regs could go up in smoke

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 ...

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Clean Air Act violated

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 ...

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Contractor to appeal asbestos case

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 ...

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