The Obama administration is under fire after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency purportedly gave the go-ahead to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to approve up to 42 new permits for mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.
Having clinched committee approval, a bill co-sponsored by Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., that would reauthorize and increase funding for states seeking to upgrade water infrastructure systems to comply with the Clean Water Act is headed to the full Senate.
A conservation group has taken a new tack in the drive to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to protect Washington state's ocean waters from the threat of ocean acidification.
Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., has introduced a bill aimed at preventing speculators from manipulating energy markets and artificially inflating prices, particularly with respect to any upcoming cap-and-trade program.
A Minnesota appeals court has tossed a challenge from almost 80 municipalities, upholding a state rule limiting the amount of phosphorus wastewater that treatment plants can dump into the state's lakes and reservoirs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has once again delayed implementing a last-minute Bush administration revision to the New Source Review program's aggregation policy, saying it needs more time to reconsider the matter.
A federal court has refused to dismiss a suit brought by the U.S. government against Rutherford Oil Corp. and one of its marine tug operators for allegedly discharging pollutants into Texas' Galveston Bay, ruling that the suit does not need to name additional marine contractors in order to proceed.
Three oil and gas developers have sued the U.S. Department of the Interior for retroactively withdrawing nine Bush-era oil and gas leases after the Obama administration determined that the land was too close to several national parks in Utah.
Oklahoma's attorney general has lost a bid to stop poultry farmers from dumping waste in the Illinois River watershed while the state's environmental case against Tyson Foods Inc. is pending in federal court.
BP Products North America Inc. will not have to pay for the cleanup of a parcel of land allegedly contaminated by a gas station it used to operate on the property because the contamination was discovered more than a decade ago, although it's not off the hook for another gas station on that property, a district judge has ruled.
A federal judge has refused Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.'s bid for summary judgment in an environmental cleanup case brought by railcar and barge maker Trinity Industries Inc. claiming the steel engineering and construction firm is liable for cleanup costs at a Pennsylvania manufacturing site.
Two former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP partners have joined Foley & Lardner LLP's Chicago office in the environmental regulation practice, Foley announced Wednesday.
In an effort to restore Chesapeake Bay to health, the White House has created a federal committee charged with flexing regulatory powers and expediting the cleanup of the nation’s largest estuary.
A Senate panel has reportedly voted to prevent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from allocating the costs of new transmission lines for green energy unless consumers in a region will receive “measurable economic and reliability benefits.”
Pigment producer Tronox Inc. has sued former parent company Kerr-McGee Corp., alleging that it fraudulently transferred its substantial environmental liabilities onto Tronox while taking the company's assets before spinning it off in 2006, ultimately forcing Tronox into bankruptcy.
A federal judge has signed off on a settlement agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and several environmental groups, resolving its claims that the government violated the National Environmental Policy Act in relation to oil and gas development in the Allegheny National Forest.
The state of Oklahoma has moved to shield materials related to the scientific peer review of research into poultry farming waste from the eyes of Tyson Foods Inc., in a case accusing the chicken giant of contaminating the state's waters.
The BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust has reached an approximately $29.5 million settlement agreement with a subsidiary of BP PLC over royalties lost in the wake of two Alaskan oil spills.
In a move that could significantly increase the fines Akron, Ohio, faces over its sewer system, Ohio has added state claims to the U.S. government's suit accusing the city of illegally discharging pollutants into the Cuyahoga River for more than a decade.
The Illinois Attorney General's Office and Texaco Inc. have reached a consent decree requiring the company to pay for natural resource damages at a former refinery along the Embarras River in southern Illinois.