An appeals court has struck down a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the mercury emissions of coal- and oil-fired power plants through a cap-and-trade system rather than subjecting the facilities to a stricter provision of federal law.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D.-Calif.) has subpoenaed documents related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision in December to reject the state of California's request to adopt strict greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles.
As the case over a $2.5 billion punitive damages award for the Exxon Valdez spill heads to the Supreme Court, victims of the environmental disaster have launched a campaign to exert public pressure on Exxon Mobil Corp.
A BP Plc subsidiary has agreed to a $187 million Superfund settlement for the cleanup of sites along the Clark Fork River in southwestern Montana, bringing a tentative end to suits brought by both federal and state governments.
Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace International has reportedly threatened to sue the British government if it does not open a public investigation into energy giant E.ON U.K.'s recent application to construct a coal-run power plant.
Recognizing the likelihood that the U.S. will pass climate change legislation that caps carbon dioxide emissions, three major Wall Street investment banks released guidelines Monday aimed at addressing climate change risks for advisers and lenders to power companies.
Dozens of Fortune 500 companies have stepped up to the Environmental Protection Agency's nationwide challenge to invest in green power, with 53 of them collectively purchasing more than 6 billion kilowatt-hours per year, thereby exceeding the EPA's goals.
In a move that is sure to raise the ire of lawmakers and environmental groups, the Bush administration has slashed the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by $400 million, earmarking $7.14 billion for the agency in 2009.
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has given North Carolina the green light to pursue a lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority. The decision handed down Thursday clears the way for the state to pursue a common-law nuisance action against TVA, alleging that pollution from the agency's coal-fired power plants harms the state's health and environmental quality.
The United States' climate change control measures must include provisions to encourage developing countries to curb their greenhouse gas emissions, according to a white paper released by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Thursday.
A handful of Pacific Lumber Company Inc. creditors has taken advantage of the end of the exclusivity period in the company's Chapter 11 proceedings and filed reorganization plans for the logging company.
Environmental groups, including the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, Earthjustice and an American Indian tribe, filed suit Thursday against members of the Bush administration, seeking to stop a plan for oil drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took its first steps in filling information gaps about nanotechnology on Monday, publishing in the Federal Register its plan for a Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program. But critics called the voluntary program too little, too late.
Modine Manufacturing has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement agreement in a federal class action involving allegations of environmental contamination that caused rare forms of cancer. Another defendant, Rohm and Haas Corp., has pledged to keep fighting.
Duke Energy received final approval Tuesday from North Carolina environmental officials to build a new coal-fired plant, but environmental groups have pledged to continue fighting the project.
Solutia Inc. has granted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a $3.6 million allowed unsecured claim in its Chapter 11 case in order to resolve the EPA's $9.8 million claim and to settle the EPA's related lawsuit, which was filed before Solutia entered bankruptcy.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Wednesday that it is pulling out of its significant financial role in the FutureGen Alliance clean-coal power plant in Mattoon, Ill., and restructuring its coal program.
On the order of the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge has reopened a decade-old lawsuit brought by DuPont against the government for recovery of environmental cleanup costs.
A committee of the Alaska State Legislature has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the fishermen and state residents who won $2.5 billion in punitive damages from Exxon Mobil Corp. over the 1989 Valdez tanker spill. (Corrects an article published on Jan. 29.)
Duke Energy said Friday that Indiana state regulators had approved the air permit for its proposed 630-megawatt coal gasification power plant, paving the way for construction to begin in less than two weeks.