The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed the reasoning behind its refusal to let California pass a law limiting auto emissions to curb global warming, drawing harsh criticism from environmental groups and lawmakers.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule aimed at expediting the process federal agencies use to ensure that their projects fall in line with state plans for controlling air quality.
The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking undisclosed civil penalties from Puget Energy Inc. stemming from a 2006 diesel spill, the company said Friday.
Dealing a blow to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, a federal judge on Friday declined to toss claims by the city of San Diego that the pipeline giant has dragged its feet on cleaning up a fuel plume that contaminated groundwater.
ChemCentral Midwest Corp. has agreed to pay more than $375,000 to settle allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that an explosion and fire that destroyed the company's Kansas City, Mo., facility violated environmental and public health laws.
Alaskan authorities plan to bring a civil suit in the fall against BP PLC to recover damages and lost revenues that resulted from spills and subsequent plant shutdowns in 2006 at the oil giant's pipelines in western Prudhoe Bay.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday that would use $18 billion worth of tax breaks from oil and gas producers to help fund alternative energy projects, but prospects for the bill getting through the Senate and White House are slim.
A coalition of environmental groups has filed suit against a West Virginia company that plans to build a coal-fired power plant in southwestern Pennsylvania. The firm’s construction permit has expired, and the company should be required to meet current legal standards for emissions, the groups claim.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has shot down an El Paso County prosecutor’s bid to launch an investigation of criminal allegations against bankrupt Asarco LLC, which is taking steps to restart operations at a defunct copper smelter in the city.
A federal judge has denied the Tennessee Valley Authority’s motion for summary judgment in a suit with the state of North Carolina over air pollution from the utility’s power plants.
Hess Corp. has entered into a $1.4 million settlement with the state of New York to rectify its alleged violations of state petroleum storage regulations and to establish a habitat restoration project, a top state conservation regulator announced Thursday.
Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel was fined 4.35 billion rubles ($177.9 million) for allegedly polluting rivers in Siberia, the latest large fine levied by the country's zealous and relatively new environmental agency.
A tiny Alaskan village has filed suit against Exxon Mobil Corp. and 23 other oil and energy companies, claiming that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the defendants have left the town uninhabitable.
A group of California state agencies has lodged a protest over Pacific Lumber Co.’s joint disclosure statement, calling parts of the plan outlining the proposed transfer of various lands “inadequate.”
A federal appeals court has determined that California cannot force ships to use cleaner fuel when they approach the state’s ports without getting the green light from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has taken aim at President Bush's proposed budget for the departments of Energy and the Interior, with members saying they “strongly disagree” with several of Bush's proposals.
Lashing out at a circuit court's Monday decision upholding $196.2 million in punitive damages in a class action pollution case, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. said Tuesday it plans to appeal the ruling to West Virginia's highest court.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may need to amend its regulations on toxicity reporting to address the unique characteristics of nanomaterials, a new study says.
Newly excerpted briefing documents reveal there was pressure within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to approve California's request for a waiver that would have allowed the state to adopt strict greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles. The request was rejected in December.
Seeking to shed some of its environmental liabilities, troubled industrial giant W.R. Grace & Co. asked a federal bankruptcy court on Friday to let it sell 10 contaminated plots of land for almost $4.4 million.