Exxon Mobil Corp. has objected in the U.S. Supreme Court to the $448 million in interest requested by Alaska natives and fishermen on top of the $507.5 million in punitive damages they have already won over the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
The U.S. Justice Department's recent letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee announcing plans to revamp prosecution of corporate crimes prompted an immediate response from one Republican lawmaker who called its protections for attorney-client privilege “unsatisfactorily vague.”
An Associated Press report that the Environmental Protection Agency has marked down the statistical price tag on human life has spurred U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., to consider introducing legislation to reverse the decision.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed set of rules governing an emerging technology for underground storage of carbon dioxide from coal power plants.
Hobet Mining LLC will pay $4 million to settle claims by the state of West Virginia that the company violated the Clean Water Act by discharging selenium and other pollutants into the state's water supply.
President Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling. The move was largely symbolic, however, as Congress would need to lift a similar legislative ban before drilling could actually take place.
A coalition of environmental groups has sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over its plan to open 55,000 acres of public land in Colorado for oil and gas drilling, saying that the bureau did not fully consider other alternatives for developing the land.
A federal appeals court has upheld a consent decree that allocated responsibility for the contamination of a Maine riverbed and has denied a request by nonsettling parties to overturn the agreement.
A federal appeals court struck down one of the Bush administration's toughest clean air protections on Friday, finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had committed several “fatal flaws” when it adopted the rule and handing a victory to several electric utilities and a blow to environmentalists.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has gone to federal court to try to stop BP Plc's proposed $3.8 billion expansion of its Chicago-area refinery in Whiting, Ind.
The Bank of New York, acting as trustee for a group of Pacific Lumber Co. noteholders, will appeal an order confirming the bankrupt company's reorganization plan on the ground that it is allegedly unfair to the noteholders.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a proposed agreement with environmental and citizens' groups to abide by an updated timetable to approve or deny three implementation plans for cleaner air standards in California.
Brasil Ecodiesel, the largest producer of biodiesel in Brazil, sued Petróleo Brasileiro SA on Tuesday, alleging that it failed to follow through on a commitment to purchase biodiesel.
A former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official has accused the office of U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney of suppressing information about global warming posing a health risk.
The U.S. Department of Energy is not ready to effectively manage a federal loan guarantee program meant for innovative environmental energy projects, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office.
A district judge has refused to dismiss the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's lawsuit against units of Chevron Corp., Citgo Petroleum Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and other oil companies accused of creating environmental havoc through their use of MTBE.
Two conservation groups have sued the U.S. Department of the Interior for authorizing the “incidental take” of Pacific walruses and polar bears during oil and gas exploration in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.
An Alaska appeals court reinstated a jury verdict for criminal negligence against a Greenpeace Inc. ship captain Thursday and remanded the case to the district court for post-trial motions.
A federal judge has denied a motion by the Bank of New York, acting as trustee for a group of noteholders, for an approximately $170 million administrative claim on the estate of Pacific Lumber Co., but allowed the noteholders to get an extra $3.6 million under Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 plan.
A Canadian court has set a February trial date for a case that accuses Michigan's DTE Energy Co. of contaminating Canada's St. Clair River with mercury emitted from two of its coal-fired power plants.