Environment

EPA fines Par Hawaii refining facilities over chemical safety, hazardous waste violations in West Oahu

On February 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced settlements with Par Hawaii Refining, LLC, over violations of the federal Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at its oil refining facilities...

EPA settlement with Fleur de Lis resolves oil spills affecting surface waters in Wyoming

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on February 10, announced a Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with Fleur de Lis Energy and Fleur de Lis Operating, LLC (Fleur de Lis) in which the companies have agreed to pay $1.9 million for alleged...

EPA penalizes Shell for Anacortes refinery release

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Equilon Enterprises LLC -- doing business as Shell Oil Products US -- have agreed on a legal settlement resolving violations of the federal Clean Air Act stemming from a February 2015 release of toxic...

Up to 90,000 children in central Mozambique urgently need humanitarian assistance in wake of Cyclone Eloise

More than 176,000* people, including 90,000* children, in central Mozambique are likely to need humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone Eloise, UNICEF said, on January 26. Children living in the affected areas, particularly those who have...