An environmental nonprofit has launched a suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to compel the agency to release a report on the cleanup of the site of a massive asbestos contamination that killed 200 people.
Attorneys for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have asked for partial summary judgment in a suit against Citgo Petroleum Corp., saying the facts are clear in the company's 2.2 million gallon oil spill into Louisiana waterways.
Sidley Austin LLP has snatched up former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy David R. Hill, who will join the firm Monday as a partner and co-head of its global energy practice, and will take on a leadership role in the firm's environmental and climate change practices.
With many corporations facing hefty environmental regulations in coming years, Arnold & Porter LLP and five other companies have formed a new consortium to help clients mitigate the business risks of climate change.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked a federal court to dismiss an environmental group's suit accusing the agency of relaxing its insurance-related design regulations for an urban levee project, arguing the complaint lacks subject matter jurisdiction.
The Sierra Club has sued East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc., alleging the utility constructed a new boiler unit that illegally emits hazardous air pollutants.
Shell Oil Co. has reached an agreement with the Sierra Club and a Texas environmental group over excess emissions at a refinery, in a deal that requires the company to pay $5.8 million and make extensive repairs to the facility over the next several years.
Energy prices will go up and American industrial competitiveness will decline if a proposed global warming bill is not tweaked, representatives for electricity providers, unions, nonprofit organizations and academia warned members of Congress on Thursday.
A federal appeals court has granted a request by the U.S. Department of Energy to allow the agency to reconsider a rule requiring residential home furnaces and boilers to meet an 80 percent efficiency standard, which the regulation's opponents argue isn't strict enough.
Auto parts maker Friction Holdings LLC has agreed to pay $337,500 to settle multiple pollution charges by federal regulators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
BP PLC subsidiary Atlantic Richfield Co. has agreed to pay $10.2 million dollars to partially clean up a Superfund site at a disused copper mine in Nevada, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has finalized a program aimed at boosting renewable energy production in the Outer Continental Shelf, including long-awaited rules for the development of offshore wind farms, President Obama announced Wednesday.
Leading officials from the Obama administration on Wednesday exhorted members of Congress to forge transformative energy legislation that weds environmental and economic policies by capping greenhouse gas emissions and embracing cleantech as a viable U.S. industry.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that would drastically curb mercury emissions from cement kilns, the fourth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S.
A $5.2 million contract that a marine environmental services company entered into to repair reef damage near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., became void after hurricanes passed over the area, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Electric utility Exelon Corp. and solar power system developer SunPower Corp. expect to develop the nation's largest urban solar-power plant in Chicago using funds from the federal stimulus package, the companies said Wednesday.
The National Marine Fisheries Service has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restrict the use of three agricultural pesticides that threaten the survival of more than a dozen threatened or endangered species of Pacific salmon and steelhead on the West Coast.
By a wide margin, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill establishing a grant program dedicated to conserving cranes, demonstrating to supporters that there may be sufficient momentum behind the proposal to pass the legislature.
As hearings continue on Capitol Hill over proposed green legislation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is promoting the bill as a critical tool in America's path toward economic recovery and job growth.
The Senate of Texas has adopted a bill that would encourage state residents and businesses to use solar energy by providing new incentives and raising $500 million to subsidize solar energy over the next five years.