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.
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.
Two former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP partners have joined Foley & Lardner LLP's Chicago office in the environmental regulation practice, Foley announced Wednesday.
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.
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.
A Louisiana appeals court has upheld class certification in a suit accusing the Dow Chemical Co. of contaminating an aquifer, despite a challenge by class plaintiffs in a second suit over the same water source, who argued that their earlier certification precluded the approval of a second class.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson told a Senate committee Tuesday that finding carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases a threat to public health wouldn’t necessarily mean regulation of emissions. She also faced questions about a memo that refers to possible economic repercussions from regulating greenhouse gases.
President Obama has requested $10.5 billion to fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in FY 2010, a 37 percent increase over the previous year's budget and the highest-ever funding level for the agency, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced Tuesday.
The U.S. government has asked a federal appeals court to clarify a recent decision to vacate a Bush-era offshore drilling program, warning that the ruling could put a halt to all offshore energy exploration and leasing activity.
Canadian mining company Novagold Resources Inc. has paid the federal government $883,629 to settle allegations that the company fouled water around an Alaska gold mine, but put some of the blame on environmentalists for allegedly stalling construction that would have prevented the pollution.
A former U.S. Navy serviceman who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in the 1960s has won a $12.1 million liability verdict from John Crane Inc. and Lone Star Industries Inc.
Jimmy Palmer has rejoined Butler Snow O'Mara Stevens & Cannada PLLC's environmental law practice group after completing an eight-year presidential appointment as a regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Roughly a month after a judge rejected the Federal Maritime Commission’s bid to block allegedly anti-competitive aspects of clean truck programs at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the agency has urged the court to toss a suit filed by proponents of the plan.
Tyson Foods Inc. has asked a court to toss state law claims in a case brought by Oklahoma officials that accuses the poultry giant of polluting state waters, saying the claims stand in “irreconcilable tension” with federal law.
A federal judge's rebuke of prosecutors' conduct in the W.R. Grace & Co. criminal trial on the heels of the bungled case against former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, has cast a shadow over what experts say is a more widespread problem: the U.S. Department of Justice's tendency to withhold key materials during discovery.
A group of Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders has set up a Web site to help investors that hold stock through mutual funds pressure fund managers into backing several proxy measures, most of which address environmental issues, ahead of the oil giant's annual shareholder meeting.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has introduced a proposal that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to launch a study of the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in waterways that supply drinking water and their long-term health effects on consumers and aquatic species.
The Office of Management and Budget has released the final installment of President Obama's budget for 2010, which projects "climate revenues" from a cap-and-trade program over the next 10 years of $624 billion.
In response to a court-ordered directive, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a ruling keeping in place a disputed permit for a Cemex Inc. plant in Colorado, but has ordered the state's environmental agency to review and make any necessary changes to the permit.