The federal judge overseeing nine citizens groups' challenge to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's approval of three quarterly oil and gas lease sales has tossed two environmental law violation claims, but allowed other allegations over the sales to proceed.
Citizens for Environmental Inquiry has lost its bid to require Michigan authorities to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, with a state appeals court affirming a lower court’s ruling that the group lacks standing to pursue the claim.
The European Parliament expressed support on Wednesday for a ban on the trade in endangered species including bluefin tuna and polar bears, as well as all products derived from the creatures.
A federal appeals court has upheld a judgment for Mermart LLC in a suit brought by investors in its $47.3 million redevelopment project alleging breach of contract for failing to disclose payment deductions in connection with lead paint contamination of the site.
The federal government has fired back at a bid by Rohm and Haas Co. to kill a suit over a New Jersey Superfund site, saying a recent change in appellate case law should toll the statute of limitations to allow the U.S. to recover past cleanup costs.
Two environmental partners who say they are tired of the BigLaw way of doing business have made the jump from Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP to Downey Brand LLP, where they will co-chair the firm’s new San Francisco office.
The government of Ecuador wants to halt Chevron Corp.’s international arbitration proceeding while a U.S. district court decides if the oil giant is entitled to sidestep a $27 billion Ecuadorean suit against it for vast pollution in the Amazon.
Thirteen Republican lawmakers and 17 companies have petitioned a federal appeals court to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent endangerment finding on greenhouse gases, calling the decision a “power grab” by the agency.
Two former Alston & Bird LLP partners have joined Cooley Godward Kronish LLP’s clean energy and technologies practice in Washington, where they will focus on project development in the renewable energy sector.
Pointing to an appeals court's recent decision to dismiss a case with “identical" circumstances, Dow AgroSciences LLC has renewed its motion to wipe out a suit brought by activists over the government's decision to re-register the allegedly harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Blank Rome LLP has expanded its corporate litigation practice by snagging an insurance and environmental law specialist from Robertson Freilich Bruno & Cohen LLC.
Facing $27 billion in potential damages over vast pollution in the Amazon rain forest, Chevron Corp. has again attacked the integrity of the case in an Ecuadorean court, contending the expert responsible for the damages estimate is motivated by self-interest.
A federal judge has signed off on a pair of consent decrees between two former mining companies and the federal and South Dakota governments for the transfer of land worth about $11.2 million in lieu of payment for cleanup costs for a contaminated mine site.
Federal officials have proposed investing $78.5 million in efforts to combat what they say is the harmful spread of Asian carp throughout the Great Lakes, but Michigan lawmakers are saying the solution does not go far enough in light of evidence that the carp's aggressive spread continues unabated.
The conservation group WildEarth Guardians has sued the U.S. government in an effort to force federal officials to develop a recovery plan for the only surviving parrot species native to the U.S.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered NuCo Energy Inc. to cease brine discharges into a tributary of Adams Creek in Okmulgee County, Okla.
Having failed to prolong a stay for an appeal, Bayer CropScience LP will soon have to quit selling its pesticide spirotetramat while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voids Bayer's registration for the pesticide and starts the approval process anew.
A lawyer for 155 residents in Uniontown, Ala., has indicated his intent to sue a contractor and the operator of a landfill that is accepting coal ash from the site of a massive spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority facility.
A federal judge has dismissed contract claims brought by Boeing Co. subsidiary Aviall Services Inc. against Cooper Industries Inc., in a 13-year legal battle over polluted Texas land once owned by Cooper that Aviall says it has spent nearly $15 million cleaning.
The Sierra Club and other environmental groups have lost their bid for a preliminary injunction to halt construction of the Alberta Clipper pipeline, designed to carry heavy crude oil from the oil sands in Canada to Wisconsin.