Environment

San Francisco Rips EPA Claims Of Clean Water Act Violations

City officials in San Francisco have fired back at what they called a “series of mischaracterizations, inaccuracies and falsehoods” contained in a letter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent on Wednesday alleging the city had violated the Clean Water Act…

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9th Circ. Wants Feds’ Take On Counties’ VW Emissions Fight

The Ninth Circuit has asked the federal government to weigh in on whether the Clean Air Act keeps state and local authorities from going after Volkswagen, affiliates Audi of America LLC and Porsche Cars North America Inc., and auto parts maker Robert Bosch LLC for allegedly tampering with vehicle emission controls…

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Calif. Moves To Ban Pesticide Chlorpyrifos After EPA Declines

California authorities on Wednesday once again put themselves at odds with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announcing a plan to phase out the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in the state after the federal regulator decided not to ban the chemical…

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SEC Says VW’s Actions Delayed Filing Of Emissions Suit

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday told a California federal judge that Volkswagen AG was partly to blame for the lengthy time period between the revelation of the German automaker’s emissions scandal and the agency’s filing of its suit against the company…

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