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Lindquist & Vennum Leads 'Green Law Office' Charge In Minnesota
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - Lindquist & Vennum PLLP has announced that through its participation in the American Bar Association-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Law Office Climate Challenge, it has achieved highest standings awarded to law offices participating... Read More

Free Download: Keller & Heckman Pesticides Alert: Reckitt Benckiser Wins Battle With EPA
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On January 28, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Congress did not intend to give the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide... Read More

EPA Orders DuPont To Halt Imprelis Sales
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DOVER, Del. - (AP) Environmental regulators have ordered the DuPont Co. to halt sales of a new herbicide blamed in several lawsuits for damaging trees in many parts of the country. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the order Thursday, one week... Read More

EPA Investigates Benzene Release At BP's Texas Refinery
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched an investigation into a 41-day benzene release at BP's Texas City refinery, the site of a massive explosion in 2005 that killed 15 workers. The EPA's investigation, announced... Read More

Golden Globes Group Sues Dick Clark Productions
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the annual Golden Globe Awards, is suing Dick Clark Productions, claiming it signed an agreement with NBC to broadcast the awards show without the association's consent. The... Read More

EPA: Abandoned California Mercury Mine A Toxic Hazard
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) An abandoned mercury mine that for decades has sent polluted, orange waste into a creek that eventually feeds into San Francisco Bay is a threat to human health and should be added to a list of the nation's worst polluted places... Read More

Union Pacific Says EPA Destroyed Records It Wanted
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) Union Pacific Corp. asked a federal judge Wednesday to order the Environmental Protection Agency to stop destroying records the railroad requested about lead contamination in Omaha. The EPA and Union Pacific have been trying for... Read More

BP Agrees To $25 Million Penalty For 2006 Alaska Spills
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) BP's subsidiary in Alaska will pay a $25 million civil penalty under a settlement announced Tuesday that comes five years after more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from company pipelines on the North Slope. The... Read More

EPA, Green Groups Settle Farm Pollution Lawsuit
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DES MOINES, Iowa - (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled a lawsuit filed by environmental groups by agreeing to gather more information about factory farms in an effort to keep more waste out of waterways. The EPA reached the settlement... Read More

Old GM Settles $51 Million In Pollution Claims
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DETROIT - (AP) The U.S. Attorney's Office and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached a $51 million deal to settle a group of environmental claims against the old General Motors Corp. The deal, which covers 34 sites in 11 states, is the eighth... Read More

Texas, EPA Fight Over Regulations Grows Fierce
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A longstanding tit-for-tat between Texas and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over how to regulate pollution has grown fierce in recent months, leaving industry frustrated and allowing some plants and refineries to spew more toxic... Read More

Judge Orders EPA Not to Destroy Records UP Wants
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) A federal judge ordered the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to stop destroying records Union Pacific requested about lead contamination in Omaha, and an expert was appointed to make sure the agency complies. The judge's... Read More

Mining Company To Pay $263 Million To Settle Superfund Lawsuit
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. - (AP) The largest mining company in Idaho's Silver Valley will pay $263.4 million plus interest to settle one of the nation's largest Superfund lawsuits one of the top 10 such settlements in history, the U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More