fines http://wwno.org en Vinyl chloride maker hit with OSHA fines http://wwno.org/post/vinyl-chloride-maker-hit-osha-fines <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A chemical company that makes vinyl chloride has been slapped with fines for safety and health violations.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Thursday that it cited the Westlake Vinyls Co. for 10 safety and health violations. The fines total $67,000. The company can contest.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:51:52 +0000 The Associated Press 20457 at http://wwno.org DEQ fines helps purchase new equipment http://wwno.org/post/deq-fines-helps-purchase-new-equipment <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Criminal fines are allowing the state Department of Environmental Quality and state police to buy air monitoring equipment, vehicles, clothing, safety goggles and first aid kits.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Tim Knight, administrator of DEQ's assessment division, tells The Advocate the $1 million in fines allows the state to purchase the items.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:15:49 +0000 The Associated Press 18626 at http://wwno.org Houma Towboat Company Fined $525,000 http://wwno.org/post/houma-towboat-company-fined-525000 <p>HOUMA&nbsp;&mdash; The U.S. Attorney&#39;s Office in New Orleans says a Houma towboat company must pay $525,000 in fines and penalties after pleading guilty to violating federal environmental regulations.</p><p>The Courier reports that Cenac Towing violated the Clean Water Act between June 2008 and January 2010 by failing to collect samples of the raw sewage discharged by its former yard.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:45:08 +0000 The Associated Press 14981 at http://wwno.org BP Fines for Gulf States Included in Highway Bill http://wwno.org/post/bp-fines-gulf-states-included-highway-bill <p>U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says a transportation bill that Congress is close to approving includes a provision to steer 80 percent of the fines BP PLC is expected to pay in water pollution penalties stemming from the Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:31:54 +0000 The Associated Press 14772 at http://wwno.org Lawmakers Dedicate Oil Spill Fines to Louisiana Coast http://wwno.org/post/lawmakers-dedicate-oil-spill-fines-louisiana-coast <p>BATON ROUGE &mdash; Fine and penalty money the state receives because of the Gulf Coast oil spill will be earmarked to <font color="red">Louisiana&#39;s</font> coastal protection fund, under a bill that received final legislative passage.</p><p>The measure by Jeanerette Rep. Simone Champagne deals with money that could be received by the state for violations of federal pollution standards, a figure that could total billions of dollars. The coastal protection fund, where the money would be placed, is used for coastal restoration projects and hurricane protection efforts.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:51:42 +0000 The Associated Press 12994 at http://wwno.org