Crowell & Moring LLP has snatched six lawyers from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to bolster the firm's recently launched public policy group, which will advise clients on environmental and science policy as well as other practice areas, including agriculture, energy, health care and financial services.
Occidental Chemical Corp. has been dismissed from a score of lawsuits brought by U.S. city environmental officials as part of the multidistrict litigation over carcinogenic methyl tertiary-butyl ether.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a suit Friday against the former operator of a mine in Idaho, seeking to recover $7 million spent on cleaning up hazardous metals and other pollution at the site.
Pennsylvania has failed to convince the state supreme court to overturn its previous ruling that undid a $90 million verdict against the Monsanto Co. for chemical contamination.
An attorney for Chevron Corp. argued Monday that Ecuador and its state-owned oil company are bound by a 1965 joint operating agreement and therefore liable for cleanup costs in the Amazon Rainforest that could potentially total billions of dollars.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has slapped Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. with a $190,000 fine for improperly storing and handling hazardous waste and mismanaging used oil during the company's shutdown of its pineapple plantation on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
Chemical maker JCI Jones Chemicals Inc. must investigate the soil and water at its Torrance, Calif. plant for dangerous chemicals, including the synthetic pesticide DDT, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.
In an effort to create “green jobs” and encourage the use of renewable energy, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would earmark $15 billion in tax credits for environmentally friendly energy projects just days after the Senate passed a similar bill.
East Texas Electric Cooperative Inc. launched a suit Thursday alleging the Sierra Club’s efforts to thwart the development of coal-fired electric plants wrongly prevents the company from receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in loans guaranteed under the Rural Electrification Act.
A former senior vice president and associate general counsel for Pfizer Inc. has joined the Houston office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in the firm's litigation practice.
The Sierra Club has filed the most lawsuits of any conservation group over the last five years, followed closely by the Center for Biological Diversity, according to Law360's survey of the most active plaintiffs in environmental disputes.
The Center for Biological Diversity has been very active fighting on behalf of endangered species, but under the Bush administration nothing has come easily, according to the group's conservation director, Peter Galvin.
Defenders of Wildlife works to protect and restore large carnivore populations in the United States, and litigation plays a key role in helping to accomplish that goal, according to Bob Dreher, the group's general counsel and vice president for conservation law.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a coalition of 10 Northeastern states, held the United States' first carbon auction on Thursday after more than five years of planning, drawing both praise and skepticism from advocates of cap-and-trade climate change policy.
The turmoil brewing in the economy could mean tough times are ahead for environmental law, with the economy expected to have an impact on environmental litigation, enforcement actions and green project funding.
The European Union banned all exports of mercury on Thursday in a step the U.S. Congress is also considering as a way to reduce the global supply of the toxic metal.
The Western Climate Initiative, a joint effort by a group of American states and Canadian provinces, has announced a new cap-and-trade program designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Greenhouse gas emission rates continue to climb, with emissions from human activities rising 16 percent between 1990 and 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in its new report on the environment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking an appellate court to reconsider a decision vacating a rule that addresses the interstate transmission of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, which the EPA has found causes health problems in downwind states.
In an upset for car makers, a panel of the European Parliament has shot down a compromise proposal on gradually reducing carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles and instead has backed a stricter European Commission plan to cut emissions.