A California water utility has sued the U.S. government in
Sacramento federal court, alleging that the U.S. Air Force
knowingly contaminated one of its sources of drinking water by
disposing of a firefighting foam laced with substances it says
Eleven states have asked a federal appeals court to review a
challenge to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's
delay of the administrative review of its 2017 certification of
the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project until after it had
authorized construction to begin.
When Rob Bilott, of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, got a call
in 1998 from a small farmer who said his cows were dying because
a landfill owned by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co contaminated a
creek near their pasture, it was the start of an improbable
A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed they had a constitutional right to be protected from climate change, in a major setback to efforts to spur the U.S. government to address the issue. | Video
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts on Friday urged a federal
court to remand to state court its lawsuit accusing Exxon Mobil
Corp of misleading investors and consumers for decades about the
role fossil fuels play in climate change.
Three U.S. Senators took aim at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
on Thursday in an amicus brief filed with the 1st Circuit U.S.
Court of Appeals that challenges the business group's motives
for supporting the removal of a climate lawsuit Rhode Island has
brought against oil companies to federal court.
A coalition of four environmental groups on Wednesday sued
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, challenging permits the agency
issued to a subsidiary of a Taiwanese plastics company that is
proposing to build a $9.4 billion petrochemical complex in
The state of Michigan sued 3M Co, E.I. DuPont De Nemours and
Co and 15 other chemical makers for allegedly contaminating the
state's drinking water with potentially hazardous chemicals,
adding to a growing list of state attorneys general suing
manufacturers of the substances.
A coalition of eight environmental groups on Tuesday sued
the Bureau of Land Management in Los Angeles federal court,
challenging its conclusion that opening more than a million
acres of California public lands and mineral estate to oil and
gas development presents no health risks from fracking.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a decision
by Minnesota regulators to grant permits to a Glencore
Inc-controlled company seeking to set up a mining operation
costing nearly $1 billion, siding with environmentalists who had
requested a review of its mining and dam-safety permits.