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Environmental Groups, PacifCorp Reach $1 Million Pollution Settlement
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE Wyo. – (AP) A lawsuit filed by environmental groups over alleged air pollution violations at a power plant in western Wyoming has resulted in PacifCorp agreeing to pay $1 million to the federal government. If approved, the penalty likely... Read More

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA... Read More

Environmental Groups Say Exxon Violates U.S. Air Laws
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The largest U.S. oil refinery violated federal air pollution laws thousands of times during the last five years, releasing 10 million pounds of illegal pollution, including cancer-causing toxins, without facing proper fines or being forced... Read More

Federal Court Won't Dismiss Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobil
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A federal court will allow environmental groups to pursue a lawsuit that accuses the largest U.S. refinery of violating federal air pollution laws thousands of times in the past five years. The U.S. District Court Southern District on Tuesday... Read More

Environmentalists Sue ExxonMobil Over Air Pollution
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The largest U.S. oil refinery released 8 million pounds of illegal pollution in the last five years, violating federal air pollution laws thousands of times, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by environmental groups. The lawsuit against... Read More

Growers: USDA Must Act, Prevent Sugar Supply Issue
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DES MOINES, Iowa - (AP) A judge's ruling halting planting of genetically modified sugar beet seeds has left growers feeling uncertain as they wait for federal officials to decide the next step for a crop that provides half of the nation's sugar... 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

BP, Gulf Oil Spill Partners File Lawsuits Against Each Other
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) After being hammered for a year over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is going on the offensive with multibillion-dollar lawsuits seeking to shift at least part of the blame to those who owned the ill-fated rig or designed a failed safety... Read More

Judge Won't Let Sierra Club Join Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A federal magistrate judge won't allow the Sierra Club to join a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against BP and other companies over last year's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Judge Sally Shushan said in her... Read More