Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and John Ensign, R-Nev., have proposed legislation that would expand draft language for a federal renewable electricity standard to make all forms of renewable energy technology eligible to meet increasing renewable electricity benchmarks.
A California regional water quality control board will decide in May whether to fine the Los Angeles County Flood Control District $275,000 for allegedly allowing bacterial pollution to flow into the Marina del Rey harbor over the course of two years.
Sunoco Inc. has revived its bid to trim a suit brought by the U.S. government over liability for the spread of an oil plume in Philadelphia, arguing that a 2003 agreement precludes state and federal agencies from asserting a Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act claim against the company.
A federal judge has dismissed one of Esso Standard Oil Co.'s environmental counterclaims in a Puerto Rican property owners' suit over oil leaks that caused damage and contamination to the land and water at one of company's service stations.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on Tuesday defended the agency's intention to push ahead with greenhouse gas emission regulation for stationary and mobile sources, albeit at a slower pace, responding to lawmakers' economic and scientific concerns.
The Ecuadorean court overseeing a $27 billion environmental damage case against Chevron Corp. has picked a new judge, Judge Leonardo Ordonez, to preside over the case.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced Monday that new greenhouse gas regulations for power plants and other large stationary sources under the Clean Air Act will not go into effect until 2011.
Anderson Kill & Olick PC's Newark, N.J., office has picked up an attorney from Robertson Freilich Bruno & Cohen LLC who specializes in the cleanup of contaminated property and in insurance recovery.
Cummins Inc. agreed Monday to pay $2.1 million and recall 405 engines to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the Indiana auto parts maker violated federal environmental law by shipping more than 570,000 diesel engines without pollution control equipment.
After some good years, brownfields redevelopment has taken an even bigger hit than other types of real estate development and fallen off drastically, prompting calls for reform.
A federal appeals court has taken the U.S. government off the hook for $3.34 million in damages stemming from breach of contract allegations, holding that the U.S. Forest Service had a contractual right to suspend Precision Pine & Timber Inc.'s Arizona timber harvesting operation in the 1990s to protect endangered species.
Fleet Management Ltd. will pay $10 million for its role in the Cosco Busan oil spill, caused when the ship struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.
Drug distributor McKesson Corp. has asked a federal judge to endorse a more than $4.5 million settlement with Angeles Chemical Co. Inc. to end long-running litigation over cleanup costs related to the Omega Chemical Corp. Superfund site in Whittier, Calif.
A South Carolina county has asked to intervene in a Superfund case against Schlumberger Technology Corp., saying it needs to protect its residents from assuming financial responsibility for the maintenance of a sediment disposal site to be built as part of a settlement in the litigation.
A federal judge has declined to reconsider an order denying Exxon Mobil Corp.'s bid to toss a Louisiana landowner's damages claim for groundwater cleanup, rejecting the oil giant's argument that state law precludes citizens from reaping money for restoring a state-owned resource.
Federal and state officials have reached final agreements with energy giant PacifiCorp to remove four long-controversial hydropower dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and Northern California at a cost of $450 million.
Sloss Industries Corp. and Rescar Inc. can't be held responsible under federal law for the costs of cleaning up an oil spill from a railcar bound for Marathon Petroleum Co., but might still be liable under state law, a judge has said.
Representatives of indigenous tribes in Ecuador are fighting Chevron Corp.'s bid to arbitrate liability claims in an international court for an alleged $27 billion in environmental damage to the Amazon rain forest, arguing that the company is seeking to break its promise to litigate the case in Ecuador.
CropLife America has requested to intervene on the side of the U.S. government in the Center for Biological Diversity's suit seeking to invalidate the trade organization's registrations for pesticides that allegedly jeopardize the threatened polar bear.
A nonprofit community group has dropped the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality from a suit accusing government officials of failing to take appropriate measures to protect Baton Rouge, La., residents from allegedly dangerous levels of air pollution.