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Latest News in Environmental

  • July 20, 2018

    Oncologist Says Roundup Caused Groundskeeper's Cancer

    The active ingredient in Monsanto's weed killers caused a retired groundskeeper's non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the former medical director of the University of Chicago's cancer center testified Friday during a first-of-its-kind California jury trial on whether the company should have warned consumers about its pesticides' cancer risks.

  • July 20, 2018

    Ex-Balch & Bingham Partner, Coal Exec Convicted Of Bribery

    A federal jury has convicted a former Balch & Bingham environmental partner and a coal company executive of bribing an Alabama legislator for his help in dodging cleanup liability with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, prosecutors announced Friday evening.

  • July 20, 2018

    DC Circ. Finds EPA's Exceptional Events Rule Can Stand

    The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule for so-called “exceptional events,” like wildfires and volcanic eruptions, rejecting environmental advocates’ contention that the rule would let the agency write off human-caused pollution as natural activity.

  • July 20, 2018

    NEPA-Deficient Uranium Mine License Wrongly Kept: DC Circ.

    The D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission wrongly allowed Powertech to keep a uranium mining license after failing to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act over objections from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, holding that such a decision “vitiates” the environmental law’s requirements.

  • July 20, 2018

    Baltimore Sues Chevron, Others Over Climate Change

    The city of Baltimore on Friday added its name to a growing list of local governments that have filed suit against Chevron, BP and a slew of other energy companies accusing them of contributing to climate change that is causing sea level rise, extreme weather and other problems of concern to a city with 60 miles of waterfront.

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