The U.S. Senate has passed the Baucus-Grassley amendment to the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, which would provide tax credits for renewable energy, and the White House has urged the House of Representatives to pass the bill.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. blasted the Bush Administration's environmental record at a hearing Wednesday, citing the courts' “frustration with EPA's failure to comply with the law.”
A Minneapolis-based branded apparel company has agreed to shell out $330,000 to resolve a Wisconsin state lawsuit alleging it failed to comply with air pollution controls at its industrial laundering facility in Green Bay, Wis., from 2004 to 2007.
A federal judge has ruled that Bayer AG's American unit may be liable for part of the cleanup of a contaminated former metal smelting facility in Texas, denying a motion by the company for summary judgment.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court's decision to revoke a permit for a coal-fired power plant, opening the door to construction of a 1,600 megawatt plant in the western part of the state.
The U.S. House of Representatives swiftly approved the Great Lakes Basin Compact on Wednesday, passing the measure for preventing diversions from the five lakes on to the White House for a final blessing.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that it is setting aside $8 billion in federal loan guarantees to support projects at coal-based power generation and industrial gasification facilities that use advanced technologies to avoid or reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.
The Dovex Fruit Company has agreed to pay $98,241 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle allegations that the fruit grower and packager violated the Clean Air Act by failing to submit a risk management program for hazardous materials kept on-site.
A Washington state beef-processing plant has agreed to pay at least $115,942 to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act for failing to properly implement a risk-management program to protect workers from hazardous chemicals that are kept at the plant.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered seven businesses to shell out $500,000 for cleanup of a California Superfund site or to present an equally effective alternative for keeping contaminated groundwater from infecting drinking water wells that serve Los Angeles.
A private party that holds legal title to real estate only as a “security interest” during the sale of the property cannot be held liable for cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, a federal appeals court has ruled in a case involving a derelict paint factory in Chicago.
A California judge has shot down an argument by a national building trade association that a state air pollution control district's land development air emissions rule was preempted by the federal Clean Air Act, instead ruling that the regulation is valid and enforceable.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a coalition of 10 northeastern states that is implementing a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, will hold the U.S.' first carbon auction on Thursday after more than five years of planning.
A federal judge has given the green light for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the National Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups against the U.S. government to stop the development of a crude oil pipeline between Canada and the U.S.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly determined that perchlorate, an ingredient found in rocket fuel that has been linked to thyroid complications, does not need to be removed from U.S. drinking water.
A Florida appeals court Wednesday sank a putative class action suit by commercial fishermen alleging pollution from Mosaic Fertilizer LLC hurt the fishing industry, but asked the state’s supreme court to weigh in on whether fishermen can claim damages for contamination of the state's waters.
A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explain why it set pesticide tolerance levels without giving special consideration to risks posed to infants and children, as mandated by the Food Quality Protection Act.
Energy Intelligence Group Inc. has sued a financial services firm and a ratings agency for allegedly electronically forwarding its niche newsletters on the energy industry in violation of copyright laws.
An appeals court Thursday overruled a district court and allowed wildlife to be protected as a public trust, but upheld the dismissal of a suit against the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area, holding that raptor safety lies with regulatory agencies and not with the power companies themselves.
More than 40 individual lawsuits that were part of a consolidated case alleging gasoline refiners contaminated water with the carcinogen methyl tertiary-butyl ether were dismissed Thursday after settlements were reached.