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EPA, Green Groups Settle Farm Pollution Lawsuit

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 Tuesday with the Natural Resources Defense...

New Climate Change Case Headed To U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration and environmental interests generally agree that global warming is a threat that must be dealt with. But they're on opposite sides of a Supreme Court case over the ability of states and groups such as the Audubon Society that want to sue large electric...

Lawsuit Seeks To Curb Animal Feed Antibiotic Use

NEW YORK - (AP) A "growing and dangerous" trend of antibiotic resistance among humans that has been traced in part to the overuse of antibiotics in animal feed led several health and consumer organizations to sue the U.S. government Wednesday, demanding action, the groups said. The lawsuit...

Railroads Threatened With Lawsuits Over Diesel Exhaust

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation's biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste. The Natural Resources Defense Council sent letters to Union Pacific Corp. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe...

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Sewer System's Discharges Did Not Violate CWA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 8 held that a California storm sewer system operator's discharges into navigable waterways did not violate the Clean Water Act (CWA), holding that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway to an unimproved portion...