Twenty-three companies including General Dynamics Corp., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. have agreed to pay $542,000 to resolve their alleged roles in the disposal of hazardous wastes at a Tucson, Ariz., landfill from 1945 through the early 1970s.
In advance of the January implementation of a regulation requiring the largest stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions to obtain permits, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday issued guidance to assist state and local authorities in enacting permitting programs.
New York has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an injunction barring the city from enforcing revisions to taxi lease rates designed to give fleet owners an incentive to purchase more fuel-efficient vehicles.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has extended a pilot program that moves patent applications for environmentally friendly technology closer to the front of the examination line, but capped the number of requests for expedited review it would grant.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the American Petroleum Institute and eight other trade associations have mounted a legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to increase the permitted ethanol percentage in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent in certain cars.
White House edits to the executive summary of the U.S. Department of the Interior report announcing the now-lifted drilling ban in the Gulf of Mexico gave the false impression that the blanket moratorium was reviewed by scientists, according to a recent investigation by the DOI's inspector general.
A judge has approved settlements totaling over $3 million to resolve pollution cleanup claims brought by the California Department of Toxic Substance Control against bankrupt Chemtura Corp. and its affiliates.
A federal judge has tossed a New Jersey real estate developer's environmental claim against the U.S. government over contamination at a former arsenal that was turned into a housing and shopping development.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard competing arguments Tuesday on whether it should uphold a California court's decision to strike down a class action waiver in AT&T Mobility LLC's consumer arbitration agreement in a case that could have far-reaching effects for the resolution of consumer disputes.
BP PLC and other companies made one bad decision after another in the lead-up to the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion, and they need to reform their culture of safety, experts testified Tuesday as part of a federal inquiry into the accident.
While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged the huge increase in the amount of pollution discharged from power plants in recent decades, it has failed to revise wastewater limits for coal-fired plants in violation of the Clean Water Act, the Sierra Club claims in a new lawsuit.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Criminal Enforcement has launched an investigation into a Tesoro Corp. refinery in Washington state where an April 2 explosion killed seven workers and resulted in a $2.39 million fine.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection must issue itself water pollution permits to continue cleaning up abandoned coal mines, despite the agency's argument that such a requirement is absurd.
A federal inquiry into the Deepwater Horizon explosion that sent millions of barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico has not yet revealed a specific instance of decision makers sacrificing safety for cost leading up to the disaster, according to the chief counsel for the National Oil Spill Commission.
A magistrate judge has refused to trim most of the pollution liability claims brought by New York State Electric and Gas Corp. against FirstEnergy Corp. in a suit over cleanup costs at 18 upstate New York sites, dismissing claims against only one site and ruling that FirstEnergy could still be liable for pollution during periods it had tried to exclude.
A federal appeals court on Monday rejected an environmental group's efforts to keep the U.S. Forest Service from logging a national forest damaged by wildfires in 2007, ruling that the agency adequately assessed the project's impact on a woodpecker species that thrives in post-fire habitats.
The former president of Techsol Chemical Co. Inc. has been sentenced to six months of home detention and five years' probation for his role in a chemical spill that caused the evacuation of homes and the closure of schools, roads, stores and a local sewage treatment plant.
The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by the state of Alaska accusing the U.S. Department of the Interior of issuing an illegal ban on exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic.
A new rule proposed in the European Union would ban phosphates and limit the amounts of other phosphorous-based chemicals in laundry detergents in an effort to boost water quality across the 27-member bloc.
A federal appeals court has approved a plan for Alaska to take control of its water pollution permitting under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.