Despite environmentally friendly aims, companies that recycle waste by converting it into products — turning tires into mulch or turkey offal into biodiesel, for instance — may find themselves on the hook for pollution claims even if they take out liability policies and alert insurers as to the nature of their business, attorneys and insurance brokers say.
A federal judge has dismissed Tomkins PLC, a global engineering and manufacturing group based in London, from three lawsuits that alleged the company is liable for polluting Tennessee groundwater with trichloroethylene.
Criticizing the Obama administration's recent move to pull the plug on a controversial but long-standing proposal to open a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, state utility regulators from across the U.S. are hoping to get the proposal on track.
A Washington state resident has filed suit to put the kibosh on a new $688 million silicon plant at Renewable Energy Corp. ASA’s industrial facility in Moses Lake, Wash., citing rampant Clean Air Act violations and regulatory lapses.
A federal judge has rejected a request by environmental groups to issue a preliminary injunction yanking genetically modified sugar beets from the market, saying the economic impact would be too great.
A group of 21 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives has sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the latest expression of displeasure with the agency’s new disclosure requirements relating to climate change for public companies.
A group representing 29 governors called on the federal government Tuesday to promote wind energy by creating a standard for renewable electricity and developing a new interstate electric transmission grid.
The city of Los Angeles and affiliated waste recyclers and farms have asked the nation’s highest court to hear their case alleging a neighboring county’s ban on biosolid fertilizer produced from the city’s waste is unconstitutional.
The two co-chairmen of the U.S. House of Representatives' natural gas caucus have delivered a strong defense of the natural gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing in response to an Energy and Commerce Committee probe into whether the process contaminates nearby drinking water.
The National Wildlife Federation and three other environmental groups are challenging a Michigan permit for Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co.’s proposed nickel and copper mining operation in Marquette County, claiming the project risks polluting the groundwater, rivers and natural resources.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its recent decision that greenhouse gases should be regulated by the Clean Air Act, adding another voice to the chorus of opposition to the EPA's endangerment finding.
The Supreme Court of California on Monday upheld a lower court finding that air quality regulators failed to properly scrutinize emissions before approving a new diesel refinery at a ConocoPhillips Co. facility in Los Angeles.
Plaintiffs in a long-running dispute over Union Carbide Corp.'s alleged role in a lethal gas release at a Bhopal, India, chemical plant have lost a bid to further sift through company records and question employees for evidence.
A ConocoPhilips Co. subsidiary has agreed to pay $588,000 to settle claims from federal and Washington state environmental regulators seeking damages for thousands of gallons of oil that one of the company's tankers spilled into the Puget Sound in late 2004.
A bill aimed at enhancing the United States' ability to monitor and control harmful algal blooms known as red tides has passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 251-103 vote, making progress toward the creation of an interagency task force on the issue.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Dow Chemical Co. and Vulcan Materials Co. of contributing to water pollution in the U.S. Virgin Islands by failing to include the appropriate warnings on solvents containing hazardous materials.
Wausau Underwriters Insurance Co. does not need to reimburse a Kentucky coal plant operator for alleged damage caused by coal dust pollution to nearby residences, a federal judge has ruled.
The federal judge overseeing a dispute between Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and Tremont LLC over costs stemming from the cleanup of NL Industries Inc.'s former petroleum businesses has concluded that Halliburton is liable for the remediation costs in connection with three Gulf Nuclear Inc. sites.
A federal judge has ruled that the Sierra Club and two other environmental groups have standing to sue a West Virginia coal surface mine operator for water pollution.
Exelon Generation Corp. will pay three Illinois counties a total of $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the energy company's nuclear power plants leaked radioactive material into nearby groundwater.