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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

GM, EPA Reach $23.79 Million Agreement On Superfund Cleanup Costs
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by James Cordrey

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The liquidation company for bankrupt General Motors Corp. on Jan. 30 reached a $23.79 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve environmental liabilities related to Superfund sites in three states... Read More

Second Phase Of 8 Oil Dispersants Toxicity Testing Data Released By EPA
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released peer reviewed results from the second phase of its independent toxicity testing on mixtures of eight oil dispersants with Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil. EPA conducted the tests as part... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: U.S. District Court Preliminarily Enjoins EPA and ACOE ‘Waters of the United States’ Final Rule
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

On August 27, 2015, a federal district judge in North Dakota preliminarily enjoined the final rule of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), titled "Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United... Read More

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules Unanimously Backed By Federal Appeals Court
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 26 found that rules and findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars, light trucks and... Read More

High Court Says Couple Can Seek Review Of EPA's Compliance Order
Posted on 21 Mar 2012 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 21 unanimously found that an Idaho couple could file a lawsuit challenging a compliance order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act (CWA) because... Read More

Well Investor Agrees To Pay $90 Million To Resolve Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to pay $90 million to resolve liability and pay civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to settle claims asserted against it by the government and five states over the explosion of... Read More

Environmental Groups Sue To Spur Cape Cod Cleanup
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) Two environmental organizations have sued federal environmental regulators in an effort to accelerate the cleanup of Cape Cod's coastal waters. The Conservation Law Foundation and the Coalition for Buzzards Bay allege in a lawsuit filed... 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

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

EPA Fines BP $15 Million For Texas City Violations
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice have slapped a $15 million fine on BP for Clean Air Act violations at the oil company's Texas City refinery. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

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