The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled new regulations on solid waste intended to encourage business to recycle more of what have traditionally been classified as hazardous materials.
An appeals court has grounded allegations by conservationists that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission violated the Endangered Species Act when it issued communication tower permits in Hawaii without considering the towers' environmental impact.
Chevron Corp. has lost its bid to convince an appeals court 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. Interior Department has agreed to designate “critical habitat” for polar bears before June 2010, as part of a partial settlement reached Monday with conservation groups who allege oil development threatens the species.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in one dispute over whether the Navy should have to limit training exercises that allegedly harm whales, and in another dispute stemming from Forest Service rules that could influence environmental groups’ standing to file suits.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has chosen voluntary registries for businesses to track carbon emissions and offsets, which is a requirement of the state's Climate Change Act signed by the governor in July.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by Baltimore County, Md., of a circuit court decision that overturned zoning regulations designed to block construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal.
With its state Legislature unwilling to challenge proposed rules for heightened mercury limits, Wisconsin is expected to implement strenuous standards by year’s end that require coal-fired plants to reduce mercury emissions by 90 percent by 2015.
In an effort to jumpstart projects for renewable energy sources, New Jersey regulators have hand-picked Garden State Offshore Energy to build the state’s first offshore wind farm, which would power about 125,000 homes.
An unlikely coalition of interest groups is challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior's designation of the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has sued Pennsylvania over a radioactive Superfund site, claiming that the state owes the government money for mounting a response to a hazardous material found in a contaminated wood flooring production facility.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a fine of as much as $28 million against a pipeline company responsible for a 2007 jet fuel spill in Texas.
Exxon Mobil Corp. and waste storage company Quanta Resources Corp. saw a key portion of their effort to recoup environmental cleanup money dismissed on Friday in connection with pollution that contaminated real estate in Queens, N.Y.
Houston has become the second city in the nation, after Los Angeles, to be classified as a severe ozone area by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and now has until 2019 to reduce its ozone to acceptable levels.
A Maine genetics laboratory has been hit with a proposed $213,670 fine by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violations of federal hazardous waste regulations.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed five separate lawsuits against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday alleging that the agency failed to protect the habitats of six endangered and threatened species in order to appease industry groups and for other political reasons.
Legislation extending trade benefits to Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Bolivia passed the U.S. Senate Thursday after making its way through the U.S. House of Representative earlier in the week – without a rider pitched by lobbyists for Chevron that would have excluded benefits for Ecuador, which is currently embroiled in a $16.3 billion environmental suit against the oil giant.
Russia's controversial Sakhalin II oil and gas project came under fresh scrutiny Friday, with a coalition of Russian environmental groups launching a legal action in a bid to put a halt to the Exxon Mobil Corp.-led venture for threatening the critically endangered western Pacific gray whale.
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP has scooped up 15 partners from recently dissolved Heller Ehrman LP in a move that is meant to bolster the firm's corporate and technology practices and provide a strong base for the opening of a Seattle office.
Climate change will threaten U.S. water resources in the coming years by increasing pollution, reducing the availability of clean drinking water and damaging coastal areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water said this week in a new report.