Alaskan officials have threatened to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its designation of more than 187,000 square miles as critical habitat for polar bears, claiming the federal agency violated the Endangered Species Act by including areas nonessential to the conservation of the species.
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has agreed to spend some $3 billion to drastically reduce sewage discharges into Lake Erie, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Lead plaintiffs' attorneys in the Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation have asked a judge to order certain changes to the release form victims must sign in order to collect final payments from the $20 billion BP PLC spill fund.
A federal appeals court has denied a petition from an energy trade group to review U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations requiring new renewable fuel standards, writing that the petitioner had strained the congressional authorizing language beyond its clear meaning.
A federal judge has sentenced three men to probation in a conspiracy case that charged the trio with failing to maintain proper records for a Florida cargo ship that was leaking oil into the ocean.
Arrowood Indemnity Co. has launched a suit against Lubrizol Corp. claiming it should not be held liable for coverage of cleanup costs at a Texas Superfund site, including $2.4 million in expenses already incurred, because the contamination does not constitute an occurrence under an insurance policy.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to extend for another five years a $1 billion grant and loan program established in 2005 to help companies and local governments reduce diesel emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to delay a requirement that company data about factors contributing to greenhouse gas emissions be made public, in light of concerns that the information could be confidential.
Chemical giant DuPont Co. has agreed to pay the federal government $3.3 million to resolve 57 alleged failures to report potential health risks in sealant and paint chemicals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.
A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking Southwestern Electric Power Co. from continuing construction on a $1.7 billion coal-fired power plant in Arkansas that has come under fire from environmental groups.
A BP PLC subsidiary has pled not guilty to allegations that a pipeline rupture in 2009 represented criminal negligence and a violation of the oil giant's $20 million settlement agreement over a 2006 spill near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
U.S. automakers and engine manufacturers have appealed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to approve E15 — a gasoline blend with 15 percent ethanol — for certain cars, claiming the agency prematurely cleared the way for the alternative fuel without properly studying its effects.
The U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy has released new guidelines aimed at combating political interference in the Obama administration’s scientific undertakings, including provisions that would protect the selection of scientific officials from conflicts of interest.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling on General Electric Co. to remove more contaminated sediment from the Hudson River before sealing the riverbed as the company continues a cleanup of cancer-causing chemicals that it dumped into the river over decades.
A slew of pet product manufacturers and retailers, including PetSmart Inc. and Petco Animal Supplies Inc., has agreed to put warning labels on flea and tick collars sold in California that contain propoxur, a potential carcinogen, as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by an environmental group.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has postponed efforts to push through a bill that would delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new greenhouse gas regulations from taking effect in January, following a failure to garner bipartisan support for the measure.
The federal judge who earlier this year accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of acting with "glacial slowness" in its efforts to protect the Florida Everglades from pollution has expressed support for a $1.5 billion water quality plan the agency filed in response to his ruling.
A federal judge has nixed a conservation group's challenge to an environmental assessment conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy over the construction of a laser plasma accelerator system in Berkeley, Calif.
A federal judge has rejected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s bid to maximize Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s liability for a 2006 spill at a Louisiana refinery, finding that the oil company can’t be penalized for trapped oil that never made its way to a nearby water source.
ICP Northwest LLC has launched a protest challenging the fairness and validity of the U.S. Forest Service's solicitations for certain “unique and technologically complex” equipment used by the agency in emergency response operations.