In order to resolve allegations of improper energy testing, LG Electronics USA Inc. has agreed to temporarily pull some of its refrigerator models from the federal Energy Star program until it can make the appliances more energy efficient.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected CSX Transportation Inc., Op-Tech Environmental Services Inc. and Teris LLC's challenge to a trial court's decision to let a case stemming from a fiery 2005 accident at a hazardous waste storage and treatment facility move forward as a class action.
A coalition of green groups is suing the U.S. Forest Service to prevent the construction of a biathlon training complex along a wildlife corridor in Montana’s Rocky Mountains.
Third-party financing of litigation and an increasing acceptance of class action lawsuits in European courts have opened companies there up to litigation risks similar to those in the United States, a major British insurance firm reports.
The Maryland Department of Transportation has agreed to fund up to $2 million in clean air projects to resolve a dispute with an environmental group over a multibillion-dollar project to build a six-lane tollway in the Washington, D.C., area.
In a move that could revitalize hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in the Pacific Northwest, the federal government, Oregon, California and energy giant PacifiCorp have signed a tentative pact to remove four hydropower dams at a cost of up to $450 million by the year 2020.
Gasoline refiners, importers and blenders will have to ensure that 10.21 percent of their fuel is made up of renewable energy sources next year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced.
The Bush administration published final regulations Monday to establish an oil shale commercial leasing program that could yield up to 800 billion barrels of oil, enough to meet current U.S. demand for 110 years.
Citing violations of the Clean Air Act, the Sierra Club is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after regulators ignored the environmental group’s objection to an operating permit for a coal-fired plant in Wisconsin.
While cleanup of the Housatonic River Superfund site continues, the U.S. government is going after the Berkshire Gas Co. to recoup $2 million spent decontaminating a stretch of the river near Pittsfield, Mass.
In an effort to clean up the Charles River, federal and state regulators in Massachusetts are implementing “next generation” Clean Water Act protections to reduce pollution caused by stormwater.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and fire-detection systems maker Kidde-Fenwal Inc. have reached a settlement regarding toxic-chemical reporting at the company’s two plants in Ranson, W.Va.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is teaming up with Environment Canada, agreeing to share weather and climate data in order to improve accuracy and give scientists a better picture of climate change in North America, NOAA has announced.
The former special assistant to the associate director of minerals revenue management at the U.S. Department of the Interior has been handed two years of probation and a $2,500 fine for a felony violation of the criminal conflict of interest law.
The state of Alabama's action against a mining company for allegedly polluting a river doesn't preempt a green group's citizen suit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled.
A new study has found that air pollution costs California nearly $28 billion each year, a cost researchers say could be avoided by meeting federal air standards.
Opponents of a bridge project that is part of the long-delayed restoration of the Everglades gained a victory as a federal judge slapped a preliminary injunction on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, temporarily halting construction.
Alaska seafood processor Sea Hawk Seafoods Inc. has lost a bid to rewrite a long-established allocation plan for punitive damages related to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, paving the way for plaintiffs to begin receiving the funds.
An environmental group is threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to respond to its petition seeking stricter standards for ocean water quality.
Setting the stage, perhaps, for new greenhouse gas regulations, an appeals board has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency incorrectly exempted a coal-fired power plant in Utah from limiting carbon dioxide emissions and ordered the agency to reconsider whether it must impose such limits from now on.