The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved to dismiss a suit brought by an American Indian tribe over a proposed highway bridge in the Everglades, citing a section of the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 that instructs the corps to commence construction immediately.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has raised the wrath of environmental groups by announcing that although the rare yellow-billed loon merits threatened or endangered status under the Endangered Species Act, it will delay proposing such a listing.
The European Parliament voted Wednesday to further restrict the use of ozone-depleting substances in the European Union and to take measures to keep the substances from ending up in developing countries.
U.S. Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and George Voinovich, R-Ohio, have introduced a bill in Congress that would cut back on phosphate use in dishwasher detergents, which they claim wrecks aquatic plant and fish life in domestic lakes.
If current proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were put into action, the power sector would bear the largest burden of making good on the required cutbacks, according to a new study.
Carbon cap-and-trade legislation, which might be in place as soon as next year, could cause electricity rates to skyrocket an average of 15 to 30 percent, with the majority of the cost increases being pushed to end users, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service.
A New Jersey congressman has put forth a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban oil and gas drilling from the outer continental shelf off the coasts of Northern and Mid-Atlantic states in an effort to codify and restore a moratorium on energy expeditions in the region that was lifted in 2008.
A Washington congressman has proposed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require producers of coal, petroleum and other sources of carbon dioxide emissions to purchase a federal permit, arguing for an alternative to a proposed cap-and-trade carbon market that could be vulnerable to corruption or collapse.
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves closer to regulating carbon dioxide, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday aims to promote the development and use of carbon capture and storage technology through a $1 billion a year fund supported by fees on fossil fuel-generated electricity.
Patriot Coal Corp. has agreed to spend over $725,000 to settle two environmental groups' allegations of Clean Water Act violations at a pair of Patriot-owned mining complexes in Appalachia.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it planned to actively review permit requests for surface coal mining in the wake of a federal appeals court decision last month that opened the door for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin granting permits again.
A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision in favor of a Los Angeles program that aimed to impose greener trucking operations on one of the nation’s major ports, holding that the ban on older trucks was preempted by federal law.
DuPont Co. has agreed to pay more than $1.6 million for alleged discharge and landfill permit violations at its manufacturing facility and landfills in West Virginia.
Industrial chemical producer Arkema Inc. has settled an administrative action brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging it violated the Clean Air Act by failing to control the hazardous leaks at its now-closed Riverview, Mich., facility.
The massive litigation over groundwater contamination from methyl tertiary-butyl ether, or MTBE, could spark even more lawsuits and force insurers to cover costly defenses and settlements unless they can prove the fuel additive is a pollutant and not a product, legal experts say.
The five countries with polar bear populations have concluded that melting sea ice due to climate change constitutes the most important threat to the species' survival.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly sent a document to the White House labeling carbon dioxide a danger to public health and welfare, in a move that could give EPA the power to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has buried the hatchet with a California environmental group that sued the company over the alleged discharge of pollutants at a former plant in Santa Rosa, Calif., in violation of the Clean Water Act.
The White House has announced that it submitted nominees with environmental policy backgrounds to fill two top-level administrative posts at the U.S. Department of Energy, and said it plans to retain the department's current chief financial officer, Steve Isakowitz.
Two pork industry groups have moved for summary judgment on their claim that a federal rule requiring large farms to report animal waste emissions to state and local officials violates a federal statute exempting "routine agricultural operations" from emissions reporting requirements.