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A California judge Friday dropped Charles Schwab Corp.’s founder from a $25 million suit alleging he directed his son to force a business partner out of an Indonesian real estate investment venture, after the investor’s attorney called the plaintiff a surfer con-man conducting a “shakedown."
Counsel for the Colorado residents who achieved a $375 million settlement with Dow Chemical Co. and a Boeing-owned former Rockwell subsidiary over nuclear waste pollution secured $150 million in attorneys’ fees Friday when a federal judge signed off on the bid.
West Virginia State University slapped Dow Chemical Co. and several other chemical manufacturers with a lawsuit Thursday for allegedly contaminating the groundwater underneath the university’s property, saying the companies flouted environmental laws by producing and refusing to clean up harmful chemicals so close to school grounds.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General found the agency’s flawed management of a nuclear waste cleanup project in upstate New York resulted in a $196 million cost increase and nearly three-year contract extension, according to a report issued Wednesday.
President Donald Trump's offshore drilling executive order inked Friday is the latest directive calling for the review and rollback of energy and environmental regulations crafted by the Obama administration, but former government officials say Trump's efforts will be compromised by dozens of vacancies in politically appointed positions at the agencies responsible for carrying out his orders.