Earthjustice has blasted a California regulatory agency's proposal to authorize the use of the pesticide methyl iodide, which the environmental law group is seeking to ban nationwide because of its health risks.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued new proposals that would cut emissions of mercury and other pollutants from boilers, process heaters and solid waste incinerators, arguing the new rules could save five dollars in public health benefits for each dollar spent implementing them.
President Barack Obama has halted new offshore drilling and dispatched cabinet members and U.S. Department of Justice attorneys to the Gulf of Mexico, laying the groundwork for possible litigation against BP PLC and others for the environmental devastation wrought by the Deepwater Horizon rig sinking.
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has signed on former King & Spalding LLP environmental attorney Adam Sowatzka as a shareholder in the firm's government regulatory actions practice group.
A federal judge has thrashed a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Marine Fisheries Service exempting Puget Sound salmon farms from certain water-quality standards, saying the federal agencies ignored two of their own scientific studies in reaching the decision.
BP America Inc. and Transocean Ltd. are facing two putative class actions by property owners along the Gulf Coast over damage resulting from a deadly April 20 explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon mobile oil rig off the coast of Louisiana.
A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Hong Kong-based shipping company Fleet Management Ltd. in connection with the illegal dumping of oily wastewater, a potential $3 million case against the company.
Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., called on the CEOs of five major oil companies Thursday to testify before Congress about the future of offshore drilling plans, as lawmakers prepare for a major re-examination of federal energy policies in the wake of the BP PLC-operated oil rig blast.
Gulf Coast shrimpers and commercial fishermen have filed two putative class actions against BP America Inc. and Transocean Ltd. over alleged economic losses from the massive oil spill following a deadly April 20 oil rig explosion.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of violating the Clean Air Act by not meeting several deadlines for reducing air pollution from particulate matter in five Western states.
Colorado lawmakers have given the green light to a measure that would impose stiff new state regulations governing uranium mine and mill cleanups, in part by requiring companies to clean up existing radioactive waste before applying for expansion permits.
A federal judge has handed down a mixed ruling in a dispute between Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing LLC and two of its insurers over coverage for an 89,000-gallon oil spill in Kansas that the company says it has spent $50 million cleaning up since 2007.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu told U.S. senators Wednesday that the world would need “nothing short of a new industrial revolution” to transition to a sustainable energy future that mitigates climate change and helps the U.S. still meet its energy needs.
Environmental and industry groups are urging U.S. Senate leadership to move forward on federal climate change legislation after a decision by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to back out of negotiations cast doubt on the bill's future.
A federal judge in New Jersey has rejected the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' bid to have two consolidated cases over a plan to deepen 102 miles of the Delaware River shipped off to federal court in Delaware.
A federal judge has found that Los Angeles County is not liable for polluted runoff that flowed into four local rivers, despite finding earlier that the county's discharges onto a popular Malibu beach and into a marine reserve breached the Clean Water Act.
The federal government has signed off on the first U.S. offshore wind farm, a fiercely debated project that would put 130 wind turbines off the coast of Massachusetts.
Didion Milling Inc. and ethanol producer Didion Ethanol LLC have agreed to cough up a little over $1 million to settle an environmental lawsuit brought by the state of Wisconsin over alleged air pollution and wastewater permit violations.
Newly adopted federal motor vehicle emissions standards will not only reduce harmful greenhouse gases, but will also help the U.S. substantially reduce its dependence on foreign oil, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson told lawmakers Wednesday.
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned whether lower courts were right to ban the planting of Monsanto Inc.'s Roundup Ready alfalfa, in a case that could govern the use of genetically engineered crops and affect food from the field to the table to overseas markets.