March 11, 2014
by Neil Devlin
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 passed both houses of Congress by large margins and was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in response to the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It mandates detailed clean-up plans from oil companies and requires monies to be set aside for ...[read more]
June 1, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is reviewing whether any criminal or civil laws were violated by BP resulting in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Holder cited several statutes being examined by government lawyers including the Clean Water Act ...[read more]
August 26, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Monday that twelve states have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its alleged failure to enforce provisions of the Clean Air Act requiring oil refineries to adopt measures curbing the pollution contributing to ...[read more]
July 18, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Bush administration abandoned plans to impose Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations on power plants and other stationary pollution sources after opposition from the oil industry, according to a report released Friday by the House Select Committee on Global Warming. Based on interviews with former ...[read more]
March 17, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
The US DC Circuit Court of Appeals held Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot exempt coal-fired power plants, oil refineries and other industrial facilities from a requirement to install new pollution controls to keep up with emissions changes. A rule creating an exemption under ...[read more]

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