Chip and Joanna Gaines Go Above and Beyond To Settle EPA Violation for Lead Paint Safety

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For the past month or so, much-loved couple Chip and Joanna Gaines have been taking it fairly easy…and for good reason. Not only are the couple seemingly enjoying their time away from their HGTV show “Fixer Upper” which ended in April, but they have also been devoting much time to taking care of their baby son Crew that was born back in June.

And who can resist new baby snuggles, as represented in a heartwarming Instagram photo shared by Joanna on her Instagram account.

Snuggle time ❤️ #emmiekay #babycrew

A post shared by Joanna Stevens Gaines (@joannagaines) on

Yet, the much-loved couple and business owners are now getting back to business and making some necessary amends. In a settlement made with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after the two were accused of breaking rules regarding lead paint on their HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” Gaines’ company Magnolia Homes has paid a $40,000 civil fine along with debuting a lead paint safety video on their company’s blog.

But that’s not all.

The couple also has spent over $150,000 on a lead-paint abatement program for homes and child-occupied facilities in their hometown of Waco. If there is any couple that will make things right in the long run, it’s these two.

Chip released a clip of a video Magnolia Homes put together on Lead Paint Safety, which you can watch in full here.

 

 

 

 

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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