Chevron Spends $163M to Settle EPA Violations

Under the Clean Air Act, facilities that use extremely hazardous substances are required to develop a Risk Management Plan which identifies the potential effects of a chemical accident, the steps the facility is taking to prevent an accident, and the emergency response procedures should an accident occur. But after a fatal 2013 explosion and fire …

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SoCal Cities Have Standing to Sue for Tijuana Sewage Pollution

In a landmark decision, a federal district judge ruled that two Southern California cities and the San Diego County Unified Port District have standing to sue an international agency over polluted waters allegedly entering the United States under the Clean Water Act. While admitting that “the border will complicated matters,” the judge believed the plaintiffs …

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