Greka Oil and Gas Inc. has been served with its fourth U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement order this year and faces fines of up to $32,500 per day if it does not immediately clean up a polluted California site.
An electricity industry group has asked a federal appellate court to reconsider its rejection of a plan to regulate mercury emissions at coal- and oil-fired power plants via a cap-and-trade system rather than a stricter provision of federal law.
The U.S. government has objected to W.R. Grace & Co.'s plan to sell off 10 contaminated industrial properties through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, claiming that the proposed deal doesn't do enough to ensure those properties will be cleaned up.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill on Friday that would have allowed Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to construct two coal-fired power plants in the southwestern portion of the state.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the proposed Broadwater Energy LLC liquefied natural gas facility, the first such facility in the U.S., on condition that Broadwater adopt more than 80 safety measures.
In a one-two punch to BP's Russian oil venture, Moscow's environmental watchdog said Friday it would launch an investigation into the company's biggest oil field one day after Russian authorities revealed they had arrested an TNK-BP employee and his brother on charges of industrial espionage.
A federal judge has agreed with a group of Peruvian children who were allegedly injured by exposure to toxins at a smelting plant in La Oroya, Peru, that their tort claims against the American companies who control the site should be removed from federal to state court.
Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co. have reportedly been slapped with a lawsuit by the city of Bakersfield, Calif., and the California-based company that delivers water to its residents, accusing them of knowingly polluting drinking water wells with a suspected carcinogen used in pesticides.
Neighbors of a former nuclear fuel operation in western Pennsylvania have agreed to a $27.5 million settlement with Atlantic Richfield Co. over claims that radioactive dust released by the facilities made them ill.
The Navajo Nation and Desert Rock Energy Co. LLC have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that the agency failed to timely issue an air permit for a coal-fired power plant that Navajo officials say would provide thousands of jobs for their struggling economy.
To the chagrin of agriculture technology giant Monsanto Co. and French farmers, France's state council has refused to overturn a ban on the commercial use of genetically modified crops grown in the country.
The pilot at the helm of the cargo ship involved in November's massive oil spill in San Francisco Bay has been charged by federal prosecutors with criminal negligence for his role in the disaster.
A district court has thrown out a claim brought by Marathon Petroleum Co. under the Superfund law against a company that had inspected a rail car involved in a toxic spill. However, the judge left the company's common-law claims intact.
Arnold & Porter has added three partners to its San Francisco office to increase the firm's West Coast presence in areas including consumer class actions, intellectual property, product liability and environmental matters.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released on Friday its economic analysis of legislation designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions, with the bill's sponsors saying the report confirms that the U.S. can reduce carbon emissions responsible for global warming while maintaining economic growth.
Bankrupt W.R. Grace & Co. has struck a deal with the U.S. government that would split the costs of cleaning up hazardous substances that contaminated a site near Baltimore.
A suit brought by hundreds of residents of an Arkansas town who claim pollution by Weyerhaeuser Co. made them sick will go forward after a judge rejected the lumber company's motion to have the case dismissed.
An adviser to the European Court of Justice said Thursday that companies that do not intentionally cause damages could possibly be excluded from liability. The opinion could toss a lifeline to oil giant Total SA as it fights a French court ruling blaming it for one of Europe's worst environmental disasters.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration has set the cap for pollution-forming ozone at 75 parts per billion, defying a scientific advisory committee’s urging that it impose a significantly lower limit and drawing rebuke from several lawmakers.
A federal district court has ruled against New Jersey environmental regulators in their wrangling with W.R. Grace & Co. over asbestos liabilities, upholding a bankruptcy court's earlier ruling that denied the state's claims.