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Sebastien Malo

D.C. Circuit to rehear case against FERC practice judge called 'Kafkaesque'

06 Dec 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has agreed to reconsider a recent ruling that rejected challenges to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's delay of the administrative review of its 2017 certification of Williams Partners' Atlantic Sunrise pipeline until after it had authorized construction to begin.

Electric utilities move to intervene in California emissions lawsuits

05 Dec 2019

Large electric utilities have followed in the footsteps of the electric car industry by backing California's bid to stop the Trump administration from prohibiting the state from setting its own tailpipe emissions standards.

In rain-short Niger, wasps deployed in war on crop-munching worm

27 Nov 2019

BORGO BERI, Niger (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the West African country of Niger, millet is said to be the king of grains - the cereal crop preferred by all farmers. And the king of millet in the southern town of Borgo Beri is indisputably farmer Hassane Hima.

FEATURE-In rain-short Niger, wasps deployed in war on crop-munching worm

27 Nov 2019

BORGO BERI, Niger, Nov 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the West African country of Niger, millet is said to be the king of grains - the cereal crop preferred by all farmers. And the king of millet in the southern town of Borgo Beri is indisputably farmer Hassane Hima.

Water authorities in New York sue 3M, DuPont, Chemours over PFAS

26 Nov 2019

Two water districts in Long Island, New York have sued 3M Co, E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Co. and the Chemours Co, accusing the chemical makers of contaminating their drinking water supplies with toxic substances.

3rd Circuit hands U.S. govt win in WWII munition site clean-up lawsuit

25 Nov 2019

A real estate developer cannot recoup any of the $50 million it spent cleaning up a contaminated weapons-making site in New Jersey from the U.S. government, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday.

More than 40 insurers sue government for negligence in Tennessee wildfire

21 Nov 2019

More than 40 insurance companies have sued the federal government for more than $380 million in damages stemming from a 2016 wildfire that started in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, alleging that the government's negligent response to the blaze contributed to the devastation.

Suncor, Exxon urge 10th Circuit to eject climate case from Colorado court

20 Nov 2019

Suncor Energy USA and Exxon Mobil Corp have urged the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop a lawsuit by local governments in Colorado who claim the companies are liable for climate change-related harm from being sent back to state court, saying the case belongs in federal court.

Kansas spirits maker admits Clean Air Act violation, fined $1 mln

19 Nov 2019

MGP Ingredients (MGPI), a producer and supplier of distilled spirits and specialty wheat, has agreed to pay a $1 million fine for violating the Clean Air Act as part of a plea agreement, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas said on Monday.

FMC must pay tribes more than $25 million for hazardous waste storage: 9th Circuit

19 Nov 2019

Chemical company FMC Corp must pay more than $25 million to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in accrued annual fees for storing hazardous waste on reservation land in Idaho, a federal appeals court said on Friday.

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