Federal lawmakers from Midwestern states are trying to push through legislation to swiftly establish a permanent barrier between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin to control the invasive migration of Asian carp, following the discovery of one within striking distance of Lake Michigan.
A Synagro Technologies Inc. subsidiary has halted operations of its sludge processing plant in the South Bronx, N.Y., following a settlement New York City reached with citizens and environmental groups who say the foul-smelling facility has plagued their quality of life for years.
A Kentucky coal plant operator and its insurance company have settled a dispute regarding coverage for coal dust pollution, several months after a federal judge threw out part of the operator's case.
A bill to reform offshore drilling regulation and split the Minerals Management Service into at least two bureaus sailed through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in a unanimous vote Wednesday and is now ready for consideration by the full Senate.
The BP PLC oil spill has put U.S. Department of the Interior plans to review the environmental impact of future drilling operations on the Outer Continental Shelf on hold.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn its approval of the import and sale of 200,000 Chinese gas-powered off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, saying it suspects the tailpipe emissions information provided to the agency was either incomplete or falsified.
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and others railed against current maritime laws that could limit the legal liability rig owner Transocean Ltd. and others could face for the April 20 Deepwater Horizon blast.
A federal judge has kept intact the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act claim at the heart of Fresno, Calif.'s four-year lawsuit accusing The Boeing Co. and the U.S. government of failing to pony up adequate funds to remediate contamination at the city's airport.
A U.S. Senate committee has voted to remove the limit on economic damages that BP PLC and other companies would be required to pay for disasters like the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
An Alabama whistleblower has filed suit against BP PLC, Worley Catastrophe Services LLC, Brett Robinson Gulf Corp. and ESIS Inc., accusing them of colluding to underpay property owners through the process for meting out damage claims from the Gulf oil spill.
California nonprofit organization Comite Civico Del Valle Inc. has accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of dragging its feet on issuing a final decision on a rule that would restrict emissions from factory farms in the Imperial Valley area.
Two North Dakota ranchers have agreed to settle a lawsuit seeking to hold oil producer Zenergy Inc. accountable for ruptured saltwater pipelines that spilled about a million gallons of brine and oil contaminants.
El Dorado County, Calif., has agreed to pay $1.65 million and perform remedial work to help clean up a former local landfill on U.S. Forest Service lands, marking the final settlement in the government's nearly decade-long suit over environmental violations at the site.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has denied a request by the U.S. Department of Energy to withdraw its application to build the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its alleged failure to respond to a petition from the environmental action group seeking a ban on the use of bisphenol A in food packaging.
The city of Honolulu has agreed to overhaul its aging sewer system and safeguard against future spills, likely ending years of litigation with environmentalists and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A unit of energy company Ameren Corp. has sued its excess liability insurer, Energy Insurance Mutual Ltd., for allegedly holding back more than $30 million of payouts owed in connection with the Taum Sauk reservoir breach.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's rejection of General Electric Co.'s due process challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to unilaterally order potentially responsible parties to clean up hazardous waste sites.
Flying J Inc.’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan is facing criticism from Montana's environmental regulator, which claims the plan whitewashes the oil company’s environmental liabilities to the state.
A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s determination that an emergency landfill for debris from Hurricane Katrina would not violate water standards, handing environmental groups their second loss in a fight over permitting for a site they say leaches harmful chemicals.