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2017

January 17, 2017
Justice Department, EPA and The Navajo Nation Announce Settlement for Cleanup of 94 Abandoned Uranium Mines on The Navajo Nation

2016

November 22, 2016
U. S. Steel Corporation Agrees to End Litigation, Improve Environmental Compliance at Its Three Midwest Facilities, Pay Civil Penalty of $2.2 Million and Perform Projects to Aid Communities Affected by U. S. Steel’s Pollution

October 6, 2016
Detroit Diesel Corporation to Pay Penalty and Reduce Exposure to Harmful Diesel Exhaust to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations

August 16, 2016
Federal Agencies Issue Joint Guidance to Help Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Providers Comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

July 15, 2016
The United States and the Navajo Nation Agree to Second Phase of Work to Address Abandoned Uranium Mines

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Marathon Petroleum Company to Reduce Air Pollution from Refineries in Five States

2015

September 21, 2015
Bayer CropScience to Enhance Safeguards at Chemical Facilities in Four States to Settle Violations at a West Virginia Plant

September 15, 2015
In a Settlement with the United States, Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority Agrees to Upgrade Water Infrastructure

September 3, 2015
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at The Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division Awards Ceremony

August 17, 2015
Pennsylvania Water Utility to Reduce Sewage Discharges to Delaware River and Local Creeks

June 24, 2015
U.S. Requires Arizona and New Mexico Plant Owners to Reduce Emissions at Navajo Nation Four Corners Power Plant

May 19, 2015
U.S. Settles with Marathon Petroleum Corporation to Cut Harmful Air Emissions at Facilities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio

May 1, 2015
U.S. Will Pay $13.2 Million for Cleanup Evaluation of 16 Abandoned Uranium Mines on the Navajo Nation

April 13, 2015
Major Egg Producer to Reduce Water Pollution Discharges at Mississippi Facility

March 23, 2015
Settlement with Continental Carbon Company to Reduce Air Pollution at Manufacturing Facilities in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas

January 2, 2015
Fort Smith, Arkansas, Agrees to Upgrade Sewer System to Reduce Discharges of Raw Sewage into Local Waterways

2014

December 3, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks During the White House Tribal Nations Conference

April 3, 2014
The Justice Department Announces $5.15 Billion Settlement of Litigation Against Subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to Remedy Fraudulent Conveyance Designed to Evade Environmental Liabilities

March 20, 2014
Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community

March 19, 2014
Tonawanda Coke and Manager Sentenced for Violating the Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

2013

June 26, 2013
United States Reaches Agreement with Suncoke Energy Resolving Clean Air Violations at Plants in Illinois and Ohio

June 6, 2013
Seller of Golden Eagle and Hawk Feathers Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Violations of Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Lacey Act

May 17, 2013
Individual Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Id Fraud and Impersonating an Osha Official in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill

April 16, 2013
Seattle and King County, Wash., Agree to Upgrade Combined Stormwater Systems to Protect Local Waters from Raw Sewage Overflows

January 24, 2013
Individual Pleads Guilty to Id Fraud and Impersonating an OSHA Official in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill

2012

November 20, 2012
U.S. and Mississippi Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with the City of Jackson

October 19, 2012
Justice Department and EPA to Hold Community Meetings in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Assist Residents Who May Be Victims of Environmental Crimes by CITGO Refinery

October 1, 2012
Settlement with Suiza Dairy Corporation for Violations at Facilities in Puerto Rico Will Make Facilities Safer, Benefit Nearby Communities

September 26, 2012
Individual Indicted in Louisiana for Impersonating an OSHA Employee to Conduct Fraudulent Hazardous Waste Safety Trainings During Gulf Oil Spill Clean up

August 8, 2012
Cleanup and Natural Resources Improvement Agreement Reached at Ashland Lakefront Superfund Site in Wisconsin

July 17, 2012
U.S. and Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with the City of Chattanooga

2011

August 11.2011
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District in Missouri to Pay $4.7 Billion to Cut Sewer Overflows

August 8, 2011
Commitment to Environmental Justice

July 27, 2011
Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno Speaks at the Joint Native American Issues Subcommittee and Attorney General’s Advisory Committee Meeting

July 19, 2011
Jersey City, N.J. to Upgrade and Repair Sewer System to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations

July 12, 2011
Justice Department and EPA Officials Focus on Environmental Justice in Newark, New Jersey

April 28, 2011
Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Assistant Attorney General Ignacia Moreno Commend Efforts by Employees of the Environment and Natural Resources Division at Earth Day Service Event

April 14, 2011
Q&A with Ignacia Moreno, Greenwire Interview by Lawrence Hurley

January 31, 2011
Food Processor to Pay $390,000 Penalty for Illegal Wastewater Discharges into Kansas-Oklahoma River

January 14, 2011
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program

January 13, 2011
U.S. Announces Clean Air Act Settlement to Protect Public Health in Indiana

January 13, 2011
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Attorney General Ignacia Moreno on 2011 Priorities for the Environment and Natural Resources Division

2010

December 22,2010
U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Northeast Ohio to Protect Lake Erie, Revitalize Neighborhoods and Create Green Jobs

December 15, 2010
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the White House Forum on Environmental Justice

September 22, 2010
Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group Reconvened

May 18, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri to Spend $2.5 Billion to Eliminate Sewer Overflows

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority to Spend More than $195 Million on Improvements to 126 Drinking Water Plants

 

Updated January 18, 2017