The state of New Hampshire sued Bayer AG's Monsanto, Eastman
Chemical Co's Solutia Inc and Pfizer's Pharmacia LLC in state
court on Tuesday alleging that the companies knowingly
contaminated the state's public property and surface water with
polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs.
A federal appeals court denied on Tuesday separate bids by
two dozen states and environmental groups to freeze or cancel a
Trump administration rule that weakens curbs on methane
emissions from the oil and gas industry.
A plan by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) spelling out
how 1.7 million acres of federal land in southwestern Colorado
is to be used should be invalidated because it was issued during
the more than 400 days deputy director William Pendley
unlawfully led the agency, conservation groups said on Tuesday
in a lawsuit.
A unit of Venezuela's state-owned oil company Petroleos de
Venezuela is suing the United States in Houston federal court to
seek the reimbursement of several hundred millions of dollars it
says it overpaid in taxes between 2005 and 2011.
Oregon's high court has struck down claims by two young
plaintiffs that the state has an obligation as caretaker of
public resources to do more to fight climate change and protect
natural resources from its damaging effects, in the latest blow
to youth activists who have filed similar state and federal
lawsuits nationwide with little success so far.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) must
face claims by environmental groups who allege the school
exceedingly pollutes ambient air with its on-campus, coal-fired
power plant, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
A U.S. senator introduced a bill Wednesday to prohibit the
Trump administration from appealing a federal court ruling that
forbids William Pendley, a deputy director at the U.S. Bureau of
Land Management (BLM), from continuing to unlawfully exercise
the authority of BLM director.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has broken
environmental law by quashing protests in Portland with tear gas
and other chemical munitions without first measuring the agents'
risks to the environment and public health, green groups claim
in a federal lawsuit.
A federal analysis of the risks of the offshore oil industry
to threatened species in the Gulf of Mexico from sperm whales to
oceanic whitetip sharks arbitrarily ignores the likelihood of
mega oil spills on the scale of the deadly 2010 Deepwater
Horizon accident, environmental groups said in a lawsuit filed
The U.S. Department of Energy must face claims by bird
lovers that a first-of-its kind, freshwater wind farm project on
Lake Erie that the DOE has committed to funding risks harming
with its blades some of the millions of migratory birds that fly
across the lake, a federal judge in Washington D.C. said