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A Pennsylvania landowner told the state’s Environmental Hearing Board on Wednesday that the Department of Environmental Protection improperly renewed a surface mining permit to a rival in the ash disposal business, saying the company had forfeited its bond for work on the site by failing to comply with previous requirements.
The structured dismissal of a bankrupt solar panel installation company's Chapter 11 case received court approval Wednesday in Delaware after a judge determined it was the best option for the estate and complied with the priority payment provisions of the bankruptcy code.
Lloyd’s of London cannot force other insurers who settled early on with a Portland-based scrapyard facing environmental cleanup costs to reimburse it after it continued to fight and lost at trial, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, bringing an end to a tangled, decadeslong coverage dispute.
In a case with “unusual circumstances,” a Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday said a lower court had abused its discretion by refusing to defer a case over mineral rights to state court, deciding that Montanore Minerals Corp. shouldn’t be able to circumvent state rulings by filing a federal action.
New Jersey’s environmental regulator voiced its opposition to the federal government’s proposal for offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean waters off the state’s coast, telling authorities on Wednesday that such industrialization could harm natural resources, coastal communities and the economy.