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Methane Emissions Becoming an Issue for North Dakota Oil Industry

Methane emissions will likely be the next big environmental issue to face North Dakota’s booming oil industry according to a top official at the state’s Department of Health. Dave Glatt, chief of the Department of Health’s environmental health section, said …

Pennsylvania Sues Oil Companies for MTBE Pollution

Pennsylvania accused oil companies of polluting the state’s groundwater with a gasoline additive, joining states including New York, Vermont and New Hampshire that have brought similar lawsuits. Two complaints filed on Thursday in state court seek damages for cleaning up …

Vermont AG Sues 2 Dozen U.S. Refiners Over Pollution

BP Plc, Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. are among two dozen U.S. refiners sued by Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell and accused of polluting the state’s groundwater with a gasoline additive. Sorrell filed the case Thursday in state court …

PartnerOne Environmental, ACE Westchester Launch New Energy Product

PartnerOne Environmental has partnered with ACE Westchester Environmental to offer PartnerOne Energy Select, a new packaged insurance product specifically for environmental energy contractors and consultants. PartnerOne Energy Select has been designed for insureds that provide a range of support operations …

West Virginia Chemical Spill Firm Says It Has Insurance

The embattled company behind West Virginia’s chemical spill has reached a bankruptcy court deal for up to $4 million in credit from a lender to help continue operations, an attorney said. The arrangement will allow the company to continue paying …

Billions at Stake as BP Oil Spill Trial Enters Next Phase

BP will battle to hold down fines that could hit $18 billion in a new phase of the Gulf of Mexico trial that will rule on how much oil it spilled in 2010 and judge its efforts to plug its …

Electronics Firm AVX Appeals South Carolina $750K Pollution Verdict

Electronics manufacturer AVX Corp. is appealing a $750,000 verdict in a pollution lawsuit. A state jury awarded the damages earlier this month to a Myrtle Beach developer who sued AVX saying groundwater pollution by the electronics manufacturer derailed a condominium …

SullivanCurtisMonroe, CMTA to Launch Environmental Risk Management Program

SullivanCurtisMonroe (SCM) has formed a partnership with the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) to launch the Environmental Risk Management (ERM) program. The ERM Program helps CMTA members manage the environmental risks facing their business through the use of ERM …

Environmental Groups Sue Landowners Over Mountaintop Mining in West Virginia

Environmental activists say three reclaimed mountaintop removal mining sites are still polluting West Virginia waterways, and they’re suing the current landowners in a novel attempt to stop it. The lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Huntington say state and …

New Hampshire Jury Finds Exxon Mobil Liable for $236.4M in U.S. Pollution Suit

A New Hampshire jury on Tuesday found Exxon Mobil Corp liable for $236.4 million in a civil lawsuit that charged the oil company had polluted groundwater in the state with a gasoline additive used to reduce smog in the 1970s …