A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Department of Energy to pay Dominion Resources Inc. just under $155 million for violating a contract for spent nuclear fuel disposal.
A federal court has tossed a suit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity that alleges the U.S. Department of Energy’s designation of a power corridor violates a host of environmental laws.
A new report is calling for “radical changes” to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's storm water program after finding that increased water volume and pollutants from storm water have degraded water quality and habitats in virtually every urban stream system.
The European Council still intends to reach an agreement on climate change and energy policy by the end of 2008 despite a tumultuous economy and recent protests from Italy, Poland and seven other eastern European countries, the council announced Thursday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked a district court to approve a $1.3 million consent decree with plastics company Colorite Specialty Resins Inc. to settle a lawsuit over harmful emissions at a New Jersey manufacturing facility.
California's ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint will require residents to slash their annual emissions by about 4 tons per person and will necessitate improving the efficiency of energy use if the state is to achieve its target of lowering greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, according to a final draft of the state plan released Wednesday.
Southern Union Co. was convicted Wednesday of illegally storing liquid mercury, which allegedly led to a hazardous spill at a nearby apartment complex.
Caves are currently one of the most imperiled habitats in the United States due to such things as groundwater pollution and urban development. But although caves don't contain large, iconic species like the gray wolf or grizzly bear, numerous lawsuits have been filed in an attempt to protect their wildlife, artifacts and mineral formations.
Although attorneys expect the push for comprehensive carbon regulations to remain strong, there will likely be some compromises and perhaps some delays if the worldwide economy continues to nosedive.
A green group and an advocate for low-income residents are challenging the approval of a "mega-dairy" with more than 6,000 cows that they claim will emit potent greenhouse gases in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act.
MidAmerican Energy Co. and Alcoa Inc. have agreed to fork over a total of more than $1 million for the cleanup of Superfund sites in Iowa in separate settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A Staten Island citizens group is suing the city of New York in an effort to force the cleanup of a decades-old landfill that was filled with tens of thousands of gallons of toxic industrial waste during an illegal dumping operation in the 1970s.
A federal appeals court last week denied a bid by the Snoqualmie Tribe to decommission a hydroelectric power plant at a sacred site, and upheld limits the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had imposed on the hydroelectric facility.
Alabama Power Company has filed its seventh amended complaint against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the latest chapter of an ongoing battle over water rights in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked a district court to approve a consent decree with American Airlines Inc., Rutgers University, Alcoa Inc. and about a dozen other companies to recompense environmental cleanup costs associated with the Chemsol Inc. Superfund site in New Jersey.
The Western Watersheds Project filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management alleging the agency violated federal regulations when it permitted livestock grazing in a sensitive area in Idaho. (Corrects an article published on Oct. 15, 2008.)
Bush administration officials have told wildlife agencies that the Endangered Species Act cannot be used to protect animals and their habitats from climate change by regulating specific sources of greenhouse gas emissions, leaked memos show.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has included new power-saving requirements for video game consoles in the latest draft of its updated Energy Star program set to take effect next summer.
Lawmakers in Hawaii have passed a bill outlawing the growth of genetically engineered coffee or taro on the island, introducing the first-ever targeted ban on engineered crops in the U.S.
President Bush has signed a law that will ban the export of elemental mercury from the U.S., a measure that received near unanimous support in Congress last month.