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County DA Plans to Beef Up Enforcement of Environmental and Workplace Safety

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Thursday a program aimed at beefing up enforcement of environmental and workplace safety laws.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Law, OSHA

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EPA Steps Up Enforcement of Lead-Paint Rule in Connecticut

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is stepping up enforcement of its lead-paint rule in the New Haven, Conn., area, a city the EPA says has one of the highest rates of childhood lead exposure in New England.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, New Haven, CT

Fri Apr 18, 2014

NBC Los Angeles

Criminal Charges Filed in Tree Trimming Death

Five months after a man was killed trimming trees, his employer is facing criminal charges.


Related Topix: Law, OSHA, Criminal Defense Law

KTRE-TV Lufkin

East Texans could see 12 to 14 percent price increase for new tractors due to new EPA regs

It won't be long at all before you start seeing tractors in fields. They'll be used for everything from cutting hay to planting crops.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science

East Bay Express

Friday Must Reads: Cal-OSHA Fines BART for Worker Deaths During...

Cal-OSHA noted that a BART manager who was training another non-union employee to drive trains during the strike was seated in a passenger car and could not even see the track when the train struck and killed the two workers.


Related Topix: Law, OSHA, Train Disaster

Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

Sunlight streams onto the 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 15, 2013.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

ABC News

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge on Cement Plants

A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

CBS Local

Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Expressway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn't have authority to develop it.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Law, Cook County, IL, Will County, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Free Republic

Republican Killers: Blaming Republicans for deaths could be a sign of a tactics to come

As the 2014 midterm elections ramp up, liberal media have are pinning the death of a Florida woman on Republicans.


Related Topix: US News, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Herald Star Online

City warning trespassers to stay away from former landfill

City officials are working with the Cross Creek Township Police to catch people driving their four-wheeler vehicles through the former 88-acre city landfill and damaging the recently constructed wetlands.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bart Fined $210K For Safety Violations That Led To Worker Deaths Last Year

By Bay City News Service: BART has been fined $210,000 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for three safety violations that resulted in the deaths of two track workers during a strike last year, Cal/OSHA officials announced Thursday.


Related Topix: Bay City News, Media, IT Services, Law, OSHA, Train Disaster, Walnut Creek, CA


Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.


Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law


California rail line fined for worker deaths

Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.


Related Topix: California Government, California, OSHA, Law


Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

Lowe's Home Centers , the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Home Improvement, Home

The Gazette

Uncertainty about environmental policy changes leaves Drake decision on hold

The Martin Drake power plant just southwest of downtown Colorado Springs Thursday, January 24, 2013.


Related Topix: Law


North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings.


Related Topix: Law, US News, Liberal Political News

Russia Taday

Methane emissions from fracking vastly underestimated by EPA - study

The study has 13 co-authors from several academic and research institutions, and used an aircraft to identify large sources of methane and quantify emission rates in southwestern Pennsylvania in June 2012.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Herald Star Online

City hears reasons for designation fee

Cliff Meyer will get another chance to convince City Council members to support a proposed designation fee designed to provide financial support for the JB Green Team.


Related Topix: Jefferson County, OH, Belmont County, OH, Law, Steubenville, OH

Washington Times

Sinclair Refinery faces $201,000 fine by OSHA

State safety regulators are proposing a $201,000 fine against Sinclair Oil Corp. for violations stemming from a fire last September at the company's refinery in south-central Wyoming.


Related Topix: OSHA, Law

La Mesa Firm Fined Following Fatal Tree-Triming Accident

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, fined La Mesa-based Three Frogs Inc. $91,865 following a fatal tree-trimming accident.


Related Topix: Law, OSHA, La Mesa, CA