Canada and certain other countries are in danger of not fulfilling their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, but if they receive any punishment it likely will be just a slap on the wrist, according to experts.
The federal government has said it will launch a pilot program that could slash by a year the time it takes to get new environmentally friendly technologies to market by pushing applications for green patents to the front of the line for review.
Following a favorable summary judgment ruling, Indiana-based steel company Ispat Inland Inc. said Monday that insurance underwriter Kemper Environmental Ltd. should pay it more than $11.4 million in a breach of contract dispute.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday formally rolled out its long-awaited endangerment finding on greenhouse gases, paving the way for the agency to implement new vehicle emission standards and begin monitoring greenhouse gas pollution from major industrial sources.
Lexington Insurance Co., two energy services companies and a man seriously injured in an oil well explosion have asked a federal judge to allow them to pursue claims against federal environmental authorities that handled cleanup from the blast, saying the agencies are holding up insurance payouts.
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority has moved to intervene in a lawsuit brought by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that claims a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project designed to deepen the Delaware River in order to increase sea commerce will flood the New Jersey coastline with contaminated sediments stirred up by the dredging process.
The owners of an Alaska property contaminated with dry-cleaning chemicals have accused two insurers of waiting too long to assert several policy exclusions to avoid contributing to the multimillion-dollar cleanup.
LG Electronics USA Inc. has sued the U.S. Department of Energy, seeking to overturn an “arbitrary and infeasible” agency directive that forces the appliance manufacturer to follow new testing standards to comply with the government's Energy Star program.
At the Copenhagen climate conference, which started Monday and wraps up Dec. 18, there is sure to be a lot of talk about mandatory emissions reduction targets, particularly for large greenhouse gas emitters like the United States. But there will also be debate surrounding other contentious, and lesser known, subjects — ranging from carbon offsets to financing.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation to extend through 2016 tax credits for the production of electricity from renewable energy sources including wind and open-loop biomass facilities.
One of Massachusetts' most popular summer destinations is being fined by the state's Department of Environmental Protection and ordered to make about $8 million in repairs to a faulty water treatment plant that yielded bacteria-laced water in August.
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has unveiled legislation that would increase funding to help developing countries deploy clean technologies, reduce deforestation and cope with climate change in hopes of providing the basis for an international investment deal at crucial United Nations talks next week.
With a whopping 91 percent of its attorneys devoted to environmental work, Beveridge & Diamond PC has the heaviest concentration of environmental lawyers of any firm with 100 or more lawyers, according to Law360's 2009 practice area survey.
With climate change and other environmental issues front and center these days, Latham & Watkins LLP's army of 160 environmental attorneys has opted for a divide-and-conquer strategy as the firm seeks to provide clients with comprehensive answers to the pressing questions of the day.
The United States and certain other countries have not been able to pass domestic cap-and-trade legislation before the Copenhagen climate conference, and Europe remains the only region with a comprehensive scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But although this lack of progress has led to doubts that the international community will be able to hammer out a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol, many experts have seen signs lately that a breakthrough will eventually occur.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. revealed Thursday a deal with Iberdrola Renewables Inc., the U.S. unit of Spain's Iberdrola SA, to purchase and operate a major wind power-generating plant in Southern California in what will be the utility's first wind project.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been hit with a lawsuit alleging it is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to ensure that registered pesticides do not jeopardize the threatened polar bear and carry out programs for the species' conservation.
Phoenix residents have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has failed to take action on the city's proposed plan to curb microparticulate air pollution under National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
The U.S. Senate may not ratify any legally binding global climate treaty no matter what happens with the current round of international negotiations or with domestic legislation, according to experts.
A conservation group is invoking the National Environmental Policy Act in an effort to save the historic former Seattle branch headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, after the bank sold the building to a buyer who wants to tear it down.