A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government can resume killing bison to control the population in and around Yellowstone National Park, dealing a blow to a coalition of environmental groups, hunters and Indian tribes that sued to halt the practice.
Three Northeastern states filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the D.C. Circuit challenging federal regulations that would double the amount of time nuclear power facilities would be allowed to store radioactive waste to 60 years after their closure.
Two biomass power plants in California's San Joaquin Valley have agreed to pay civil penalties totaling $835,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act and local district violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
Two environmental groups have lodged a declaratory judgment suit that seeks to prevent the construction of the $3 billion I-69 highway project between Indiana cities Evansville and Indianapolis.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a Clean Water Act suit against Oakland Maritime Support Services Inc. and its president, saying the truck service facility was properly notified of alleged illegal discharges before it was sued.
A federal judge has extended a temporary restraining order barring Ecuadorean plaintiffs in a high-profile lawsuit against Chevron Corp. over pollution in the Amazon rain forest from enforcing a judgment in the case.
North Carolina has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review its loss in a case that nearly required the Tennessee Valley Authority to spend $1 billion to install emissions controls at four coal-fired power plants in Alabama and Tennessee.
A federal judge has dismissed a suit alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a transmission line project in Texas without considering the environmental impact, ruling that the government did not abuse its discretion.
An environmental nonprofit has fired off a suit alleging Siemens Water Technologies Corp. allows contaminated stormwater to flow from its Red Bluff, Calif., plant into the Sacramento River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The Ohio attorney general has filed a putative class action in a multidistrict litigation against BP PLC on behalf of several pension funds that suffered losses after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Two environmental groups have launched a suit against the U.S. Forest Service over a logging project in California's Lake Tahoe Basin, alleging the agency's environmental assessment underestimated the project's greenhouse gas emissions.
President Barack Obama proposed a 2012 budget Monday that would keep funding more or less stable for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of the Interior while sharply cutting funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has said it obtained all necessary approvals for a major transmission line project in looking to join a lawsuit alleging federal regulators rubber-stamped the plan without properly reviewing the environmental repercussions.
An Ecuadorean court has slapped Chevron Corp. with a judgment of at least $8 billion in a high-profile lawsuit over pollution and contamination in the Amazon rain forest.
A group of hedge funds has argued that General Motors Corp.'s liquidation plan for its unwanted units should be blocked because it doesn’t guarantee a $369 million payment to noteholders in the company's Canadian unit.
A Lyondell Chemical Co. affiliate sought Monday to escape a bankruptcy court's order that may force the company to pay $73.5 million in environmental and other contractual obligations related to the decades-old sale of The Glidden Co.
A federal judge has clarified an order barring Bayer CropScience LP from producing methyl isocyanate at a West Virginia plant, allowing it to complete certain activities at the facility that don't directly involve making the deadly chemical.
The Center for Biological Diversity and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached a settlement that effectively ends a suit accusing the federal regulator of blowing several deadlines related to the reduction of particulate matter air pollution in five states.
Baker Hostetler LLP has bolstered its environmental law practice with the addition of former Bingham McCutchen LLP partner Robert N. Steinwurtzel.
A federal judge on Friday allowed New Jersey to intervene in a Clean Air Act suit brought by New York, Pennsylvania and the U.S. over an Edison Mission Energy-operated power plant in Pennsylvania.