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Biden administration to fine oil and gas companies for excess methane

The Biden administration announced new moves on Friday to curb the release from oil and gas facilities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is responsible for more than a quarter of the warming the planet is currently experiencing.

Mariner East pipeline pollution

Energy Transfer’s pipeline pollution cost at least $42M

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General brokered a $10M plea deal with Energy Transfer in 2022 over Mariner East II pipeline construction.
Allegheny County Clean Air Fund

Allegheny County Controller to audit Clean Air Fund

The nearly $10 million pot of money comes from penalties and fines paid by polluters and is largely used to address air quality issues within the county.
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Indonesia’s crackdown on forest fires

Burn now, pay later: Fines trickle in from Indonesia’s crackdown on forest fires

Ten years since a landmark lawsuit over forest fires, the palm oil company at the center of the case has finally begun paying its $23 million fine in installments.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline injustice

Fear and anger follow the path of Joe Manchin’s Mountain Valley Pipeline

After years of protests and lawsuits, the natural gas pipeline is almost finished. For local residents in West Virginia and Virginia, this is how the project will affect daily life in ways large and small.
Jim Justice-owned Bluestone Coke sued over water pollution In Alabama

Jim Justice-owned Bluestone Coke sued over water pollution In Alabama

The complaint alleges that Bluestone is in violation of the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into a stream that exceed levels allowed by its permit.
Cemex cement Colorado air pollution

Cemex plant at Lyons faces Colorado air pollution fines, new probe

State inspectors cited a litany of violations in settling with the Lyons plant, while activists continue fighting pollution and alleged land use infractions.

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