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U.S. Safety Board Investigating Alabama Colonial Pipeline Accident

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday it had opened an investigation into the Colonial Pipeline Co accident in Helena, Alabama, which killed one worker and seriously injured four others. Colonial’s gasoline pipeline ruptured on Monday during routine …

Alabama Pipeline Explosion Update: 1 Death Reported, Pipeline to Restart Saturday

This story is an update to an earlier one updating the worker injuries and one fatality. The owner of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline said it may resume service on its gasoline line at noon local time Saturday after an …

Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Injures 7, Causes 2 Wildfires

An explosion along the Colonial Pipeline in rural Alabama injured at least seven workers Monday not far from where the line burst and leaked thousands of gallons of gasoline last month, authorities said. The blast, which sent flames and thick …

Florida Governor Issues Emergency Rule on Public Notice of Pollution Events

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued an emergency rule requiring public notification of pollution events within 24 hours, a move that comes after it took weeks to notify local residents about a fertilizer plant that leaked millions of gallons of …

Alabama Water Utility Sues 30-Plus Flooring Companies Over Water Pollution

The Water Works and Sewer Board in Gadsden, Ala., has filed a lawsuit against more than 30 carpet and textile companies over pollution in the city’s water supply. Media outlets report that the lawsuit, filed Sept. 22, says the companies …

Fix to Pipeline Leak Responsible for Southeast Gas Shortage Expected Today

A main gas line is expected to restart Wednesday with a temporary bypass after a leak and spill in Alabama led to surging fuel prices and some gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday. The roughly 500-foot …

Firms May Shirk Foreign Verdicts as a Result of Chevron’s Pollution Win

Chevron wasn’t the only winner in Monday’s ruling by a federal appeals court over its long-running Ecuadorian pollution litigation. The victory, in which the court affirmed that a lawyer for victims engaged in wrongdoing to secure a $9.5 billion verdict …

U.S. Top Court Rejects Exxon’s Appeal of $236M Verdict in N.H. Pollution Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s appeal of a $236 million judgment against the oil company in a case brought by the state of New Hampshire over groundwater contamination linked to a gasoline additive. The justices …

Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance Increases Marine Pollution Liability Capacity

Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance, a provider of vessel pollution liability insurance, has expanded its carrier partnerships to include Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) and Argonaut Insurance Co. Safe Harbor now has more than tripled its in-house capacity. BHSI and …

PartnerOne Launches Contractors Pollution & Professional Product

PartnerOne Environmental is working in partnership with Berkley Environmental, a Division of Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers, to offer PartnerOne Contractors Pollution & Professional. This product is a combined CPL and professional liability policy that is tailored to address the risk …