Maryland's Department of the Environment has asked a court to vacate the U.S. Department of Commerce's approval of the controversial AES Sparrows Point LNG Terminal and Mid-Atlantic Express Pipeline Project, a decision Maryland argues Commerce made without essential information.
Litigators named by corporate counsel in a new report for providing excellent client service all seem to share one trait: a profound knowledge of their clients' businesses and goals.
Mining company Barrick Gold Corp. has asked a district court for a limited injunction allowing it to keep working on its Cortez Hills mining project in Nevada while the U.S. government conducts further environmental reviews, which a federal appeals court ordered last year after hearing a challenge to the project by a group of Indian tribes.
Harwood Investment Co. has dropped a federal environmental suit over cleanup costs stemming from hazardous chemical spills and a fire at a California sawmill that occurred after defendant Wells Fargo Bank NA took control of the property in order to sell off equipment.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a case brought by a conservation group that accused the Bureau of Land Management of failing to protect the greater sage grouse and its habitat in Idaho and Nevada.
A federal appeals court has partially reversed an order denying several Indian tribes' bid to halt the federal Bureau of Land Management's gold mining project at a sacred site near a Nevada mountain, ruling that the tribes are entitled to seek injunctive relief under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Sensient Technologies Corp. has said it plans to settle environmental claims related to the General Color Co. Superfund Site in New Jersey after a prolonged legal battle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
As one of the final acts of his single term in office, former New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed a bill that doubles certain penalties related to the illegal ocean dumping of medical waste.
A federal judge has tossed a putative class action accusing Norfolk Southern Corp. of negligence in connection with a 2005 train derailment in which a tanker ruptured and released chlorine gas into the air, killing nine people in Graniteville, S.C.
With the aim of avoiding portions of $2.1 billion in potential Superfund bills, bankrupt Chemtura Corp. has filed a broad objection to the U.S. government's environmental claims, which the chemical maker says unfairly stick it with the brunt of the liability.
Westar Energy Inc. has agreed to settle a Clean Air Act lawsuit by spending about $500 million for pollution-control equipment at a coal-fired power plant in Kansas, paying a $3 million civil penalty and investing $6 million on environmental mitigation projects.
A coalition of natural gas interest groups is seeking a meeting with officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over concerns that proposed permitting standards for greenhouse gas emissions may pose unfair regulatory burdens on natural gas facilities, infrastructure and developments.
Bayer CropScience AG has asked a federal judge to stay an order vacating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of its pesticide spirotetramat while the company pursues an appeal.
A coalition of 16 states and New York City is asking for permission to intervene on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a lawsuit challenging the agency's recent finding that greenhouse gas emissions are subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should not have issued permits allowing mining companies to extract limestone from a wetlands area containing a primary aquifer for Miami-Dade County, handing a victory to the Sierra Club and other environmental groups.
Federal prosecutors have dropped their criminal investigation into whether Asarco LLC violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by storing hazardous materials without the proper environmental permits at a former facility in East Helena, Mont.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making good on its promise of a more stringent approach to water quality management with an increased focus on nonpoint sources, more enforcement actions from government and nonprofit entities, and numeric limits on certain pollutants, experts say.
A federal judge has once again trimmed down allegations in a suit accusing Exxon Mobil Corp. of refusing to contribute to cleanup costs stemming from underground storage tank leaks at a property it once owned in California.
A coalition of environmental and Alaska native groups that includes the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council is calling on a federal appeals court to put a stop to plans by Shell Oil Corp. to drill off the coast of Alaska.
A federal judge has signed off on a $4.2 million settlement resolving an environmental cleanup suit between the U.S. government and Alaska Railroad Corp., the entity charged with operating Alaska's railroad system.