The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took 13 enforcement actions in Idaho in 2012.
EPA’s Region 10 said in filed nearly 40 enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to protect communities and the environment. The largest action in Idaho was filed against Valley Paving & Asphalt, Inc. in Cottonwood for operating an asphalt plant without an air permit. It was fined $36,360.
“Enforcing environmental laws is one of EPA’s fundamental responsibilities and helps keep our water safe, our land clean, and our air clear,” said Ed Kowalski, director of EPA Region 10 Compliance and Enforcement.