Clean Air Act News

Protests Delay Construction of Refinery by Roosevelt National Park

BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawsuits from environmentalists and landowners have made investors skittish and delayed progress another year on the proposed $800 million oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, the developer’s top executive said. Meridian wants …

Climate-Warming Airliner Pollution Targeted by EPA

Jet engine exhaust from airliners endangers human health and adds to climate change, the government found Monday in taking the first step toward regulating those emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency said it will use its authority under the Clean Air …

Guilty Plea for Woman Who Concealed Steamboat Asbestos

A San Francisco woman faces up to two years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to a federal charge that she didn’t tell Louisiana regulators about asbestos in the Mississippi Queen steamboat before …

Iowa Man Pleads Guilty to Improper Asbestos Removal

A Sioux City, Iowa, developer accused of improperly removing asbestos from a former YMCA building has pleaded guilty. Records show 54-year-old Larry Wolf, of Dakota City, Nebraska, entered his plea Wednesday in federal court in Sioux City on one count …

Illinois Man Admits Clean Air Act Violation with Asbestos

Sentencing will be in January for a southwestern Illinois man who admits violating the federal Clean Air Act by having asbestos illegally removed from a former industrial site. Fifty-two-year-old Franklin “Al” Bieri of O’Fallon pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court …