All Clean Air Act articles

  • Toyota

    Toyota to pay $180M for shirking emissions-reporting requirements


    Toyota settled a lawsuit with the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency for $180 million—the largest civil penalty ever for violations of the EPA’s emission-reporting requirements under the Clean Air Act.

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    EPA’s toxic love affair with high-polluting industries needs to end


    A last-minute rule change by the EPA tucked into the Federal Register without a public comment period is the culmination of a years-long chumminess with high-polluting industries that can’t end soon enough, writes Jaclyn Jaeger.

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    Fiat Chrysler vs. Volkswagen: A tale of two emissions cheaters


    Compliance officers and corporate defense teams in the automaker industry should review carefully the consent decrees of Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen for key insight into the sort of compliance obligations the government will expect moving forward as emissions-cheating investigations continue to unfold.

  • Blog

    AGs sue Trump Administration over Clean Air Act


    A coalition of attorneys general has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration  and the EPA for “ignoring its legal duty to control emissions of methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas, from existing oil and gas operations.”

  • Blog

    EPA proposes repeal of Obama's 'Clean Power Plan'


    The EPA has announced its efforts to repeal the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan are now underway. The Trump administration estimates the proposed repeal could provide up to $33 billion in avoided compliance costs in 2030.

  • Blog

    EPA, CFTC agree to share data


    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that allows the agencies to share Renewable Fuel Standard data and analysis, including proprietary business information. Sharing this information, the agreement says, will allow the CFTC to assist the EPA with investigations into ...

  • Blog

    U.S. Sues Volkswagen Over Clean Air Act Violations


    Image: The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, today filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen over allegations that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act by installing illegal defeat devices that impaired emission control systems in nearly 600,000 diesel engine vehicles. In a statement, Barbara McQuade, U.S. ...