A federal appeals court has upheld a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision to reject a petition to intervene in the license-renewal adjudication of the Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant, ending a citizens group's objection to the 20-year extension.
Frontier Refining Inc. has contested the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s fine of nearly $7 million for allegedly dumping harmful waste into a water treatment pond that was not properly built to prevent and detect leaks.
The United States will reportedly propose an emissions reduction target at the United Nations' Copenhagen climate conference in December, although it remains unclear exactly what that target will be.
The federal government and the Allegheny County Health Department settled Monday with Allegheny Ludlum Corp. and contractor Harsco Corp. in a suit over alleged fugitive emissions from a Pennsylvania steel slag dump.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released three studies Monday linking Chinese drywall installed in homes to elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide and the corrosion of metals.
Two railroad companies mired in an environmental cleanup dispute stemming from a California state highway expansion have appealed a post-judgment order awarding nearly $1 million in attorneys' fees to the city of Stockton agency that is responsible for managing the contaminated property.
Fifteen rural Pennsylvania families have lodged a suit against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., claiming the natural gas producer polluted their groundwater wells.
A federal appeals court has vacated a $6.2 million jury verdict against Century Indemnity Co. in an environmental cleanup suit, ruling that the district court’s all-sums approach and jury instruction were not necessarily accurate in light of recent determinations by Massachusetts’ highest court.
Several environmental groups have asked to intervene in a lawsuit brought by Mississippi’s levee board against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, voicing support for the EPA’s veto of a Mississippi River flood control project.
Four environmental groups have informed Mirant Corp. that they intend to sue the power company for alleged Clean Water Act violations at a Maryland coal ash landfill.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to extend its target date for completion of an investigation into whether variable-speed wind turbine parts imported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. infringe two General Electric Co. patents.
A pipeline leak that poured 227 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, triggering a $3 million cleanup, is not covered by the insurance belonging to Jefferson Block 24 Oil & Gas LLC because the energy company did not specifically list the structure in its Mineral Management Service forms, the insurers have contended in a recent motion.
Bankrupt auto parts maker Visteon Corp. is seeking to sell a contaminated piece of land back to an Indiana city, looking for relief from the financial obligations connected to the property.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been hit with another lawsuit over its plans to dredge and deepen the Delaware River, with the National Wildlife Federation, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other environmental groups challenging the project.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has put out advance notice of a proposed rule designed to safeguard streams from pollution stemming from surface coal mining, announcing efforts to increase oversight of permitting for those operations.
A federal appeals court has rendered a disputed lower court ruling in an insurance spat moot and unenforceable, citing a settlement between Olin Corp. and its insurers over $12 million spent cleaning up environmental contamination at two of the chemical producer's facilities near Niagara Falls, N.Y.
AES Corp. has reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo that requires the energy company to keep investors in the loop about the financial risks of global warming and climate change.
Ohio residents who say Chevron USA Inc. should be held liable for land contamination caused by a refinery are appealing the dismissal of their negligence, strict liability and conversion state law claims.
A federal judge has decided not to halt construction of a port expansion project in North Charleston, S.C., but declined to rule out future injunctions as the legal battle continues.
Any expansion of offshore oil and natural gas drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf must take environmental concerns into consideration, according to experts who testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Thursday.