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EPA settles lawsuit over hazardous waste near Franklin landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the garbage-disposal giant Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc. over allegedly illegal hazardous-waste practices at a landfill in Franklin. The proposed settlement, announced on Thursday, calls for increased monitoring for hazardous waste near the Metro Recycling and Disposal Facility in Franklin and a $232,000 fine to resolve alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and ...

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PFAS: Why the hysteria?

Consider this: as recently as a year ago, the term “PFAS” was relatively unknown to many lawyers, engineers and other environmental professionals.

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Enbridge reaches $176M agreement for 2010 oil spill

Enbridge Energy Partners has reached a $176 million settlement for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history — a pipeline rupture in southwestern Michigan that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River, federal officials said Wednesday.

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Schimel suing over ozone rules

Wisconsin justice officials announced Monday that they have joined other states in a challenge of federal ozone limits that opponents contend will discourage employers from moving to places where the new standards fall most heavily on businesses.

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Barton Solvents to pay $1M EPA settlement, change processes

An Iowa-based company that mixes and transports chemicals for customers in the printing, coating, and cleaning industries has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle federal environmental violations and ensure safety at six plants in Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin.

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Groups sue EPA over air quality standards

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging failure to address air pollution from large-scale livestock farms.

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Environmentalists balk at Walker carbon limits lawsuit

Environmentalists balked Friday at Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plans to sue the federal government over new limits on power plants' carbon emissions, saying the governor is ignoring climate change and simply wants to show he opposes government regulation as he mulls a presidential bid.

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Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

The U.S. Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

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Greenhouse gas regulations could go up in smoke

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.

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