Mississippi approved the Mississippi Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act on Monday to govern the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide, turning over authority to the state's Oil and Gas Board to approve the use of the technique in petrochemical reservoirs.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday affirmed a ruling that BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles isn't liable for environmental damage in L.A. Harbor because permits the city granted don't constitute ownership under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
A Louisiana federal judge on Monday approved BP Exploration & Production Inc.'s bid to join a case brought by environmental groups against the federal government that challenges the legality of BP's 2009 oil spill response plan and any drilling permits based on that plan.
The Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that two Texas battery recyclers weren't entitled to recover legal fees from an unsuccessful suit brought by rival companies over contributions to the environmental cleanup at a defunct recycling facility.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and several other county, state and federal agencies were hit with a lawsuit Thursday over the closure of an inlet pass in Sarasota County.
A Texas lawmaker introduced a bill Friday in the state House of Representatives that would bar hydraulic fracturing contracts from prohibiting the disclosure of chemicals used in the controversial method for natural gas drilling.
The Second Circuit on Monday vacated a judge's order that acquitted an upstate New York asbestos abatement air quality monitor on a conspiracy count after a jury convicted him of misleading homeowners into thinking their homes were safe.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that Consol Energy Inc. has agreed to pay a $5.5 million civil penalty for Clean Water Act violations at six of its coal mines in West Virginia.
A federal appeals court on Monday dismissed a pollution insurer’s appeal for lack of jurisdiction in a dispute over coverage for a $130 million American Commercial Lines Inc. oil spill.
Champion Environmental Services Inc. on Friday sought summary judgment in a manufacturer's contract suit against the company and its insurer related to PCB contamination at an industrial site in Wisconsin.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday sought to reassure the public that U.S. nuclear power facilities are equipped to withstand seismic activity, as some lawmakers called for a re-examination of nuclear policies in response to reports of devastating accidents in Japan.
A judge handed down a mixed summary judgment ruling Friday over St. Croix Renaissance Group LLP's claim that the Virgin Islands can't recover natural resources damages related to a channel connected to a larger, contaminated industrial site.
Honeywell International Inc. admitted Friday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's charge that it illegally stored hazardous waste at an Illinois chemical plant and agreed to pay a $11.8 million criminal fine.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed an appeals court's ruling that the Railroad Commission of Texas too narrowly weighed public interest concerns when it granted a permit for an oil and gas injection well without considering traffic safety impacts.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson told lawmakers Friday that Republican-sponsored budget cuts would prevent the agency from properly implementing and enforcing the nation's environmental and public health laws.
Perkins Coie LLP has brought in five former Bingham McCutchen LLP attorneys to bolster its environment, energy and resources practice in San Francisco, the firm announced Wednesday.
The Supreme Court of Virginia agreed Friday to consider Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli's request for documents in an investigation into possible fraud in the grant applications of a former University of Virginia climate change scientist.
The Federal Circuit on Friday vacated nearly $60 million in damages awarded to a Southern Co. subsidiary that had accused the U.S. government of breaching a contract by refusing to store toxic waste from nuclear plants in Georgia and Alabama.
The Sierra Club filed suit against the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington on Thursday, again seeking to derail a coal-fired power plant project in Kemper County, Miss.
A federal judge in Montana on Thursday blocked an attempt to temporarily bar the U.S. government from killing Yellowstone National Park bison to control the population while environmental groups appeal a recent ruling in the government's favor.