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A New York federal judge has thrown out a proposed class action accusing the energy infrastructure outfit Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of flouting the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by keeping company stock in its workers’ retirement plan as a nuclear construction project tanked.
A Florida magistrate judge on Friday ordered environmental groups suing Florida Power & Light Co. over water pollution from its Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami to provide the utility with specifics about what they demand the utility do to remediate the problem.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt recently filled the organization's last open regional administrator position, once again picking an individual who environmentalists say is too cozy with the companies he is tasked with regulating.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a win for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in an oil and gas rights dispute, finding TRO-X LP did not retain a small working interest in a set of mineral leases after Anadarko signed new leases with the property owners.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday held that an appraisal district’s valuing of saltwater disposal wells separately from the land on which they are located is a valid appraisal method, rejecting the landowners’ arguments that such valuations double-taxed the wells.