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Environmental Protection Agency

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Greens start legal battle with fossil fuel lobbyists over chemical plant safety regulations 18 April 2017

According to CNN, the Union for Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club and Earthjustice jointly filed a motion on April 13 to intervene in a lawsuit filed by fossil fuel groups in March that asks the Environmental Protection Agency to delay new regulations on chemical plants, introduced in response to the 2013 fertiliser plant explosion in West, Texas, that killed 15 and injured more than 160....

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Proposed US budget targets EPA, regulation and environment initiatives 21 March 2017

On March 16, President Donald Trump's administration published its budget plans, which involve reducing the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 31% and eliminating 3,200 of its employees (19% of the workforce). Other major themes include reducing funding for enforcing regulations, water and air pollution clean-up initiatives, toxic waste site remediation and promoting energy-efficient appliances....

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Checks and balances 27 January 2017

A few weeks after his inauguration, it is clear President Trump has no intention of backpedalling on the pronouncements he made during his election campaign with regard to the energy and environment sectors. As an example, the new administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the main climate change page from its website....

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EPA proposes tightening US chemical plant safety standards 01 March 2016

On February 25, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a plan to reform the nation’s chemical plant safety standards, with a proposal that would require companies to conduct annual safety drills, be subject to third-party audits and improve emergency response to accidents. Some companies will be asked to consider safer technologies or chemicals....

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US metal company required to make large investment in technology following fatal blast 23 December 2013

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced on December 19 that AL Solutions, a West Virginia-based metal recycling company, had agreed to implement extensive safeguards to prevent future accidental releases of hazardous chemicals from its facilities, resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations (CAA) stemming from an explosion at the company’s New Cumberland facility that killed three people. ...

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Texas chemical plant fire cause still unknown 10 October 2011

The formal Fire Marshal’s investigation into the cause of the fire that last week destroyed Magnablend, Inc.’s Texas Central Plant has begun....

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Chemical reporting violations results in fine 28 September 2011

Quality Carriers, Inc., will pay over $46,000 to settle hazardous chemical reporting violations at its facility in Kent, Washington, USA, according to a consent agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency....

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EPA and Louisiana continue to address flood issues 23 May 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Louisiana are continuing efforts to prepare for any possible hazardous materials cleanup or chemical discharges in Louisiana as result of flooding. EPA is actively evaluating threats to human health and the environment that may exist from Mississippi River flooding of facilities and potential release of contaminants....

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