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New Starr Environmental Shield Product Targets Manufacturing-Related Risks

Apr 5 2021 // Starr Insurance Cos. has introduced Environmental Shield, a customized environmental insurance product that covers multiple manufacturing risks with a single underwriter overseeing and streamlining the design. Starr...

New York Suit Against EPA Over GE’s Hudson River Cleanup Dismissed

Mar 16 2021 // A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit from New York state against the federal Environmental Protection Agency over its 2019 decision that General Electric had completed a Hudson River dredging remediation...

Environmental Officials Investigate Mine Discharge into W. Virginia Waterways

Mar 9 2021 // West Virginia environmental authorities said Friday that they are investigating the cause of highly acidic water flowing from a former mine complex to waterways in northern Preston County. Sediment and discharge 10 times...

PFAS Manufacturers Sued by Wisconsin City Over Pollution

Mar 8 2021 // The city of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has filed a lawsuit against a host of chemical manufacturers that produced firefighting foam linked to groundwater contamination around the city’s airport. Tests have revealed at...

Judge: Exxon Mobil Must Pay $14.25M Penalty in Pollution Case

Mar 5 2021 // A federal judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a $14.25 million civil penalty in an 11-year-old lawsuit alleging it violated the Clean Air Act for eight years at its flagship Baytown, Texas, refinery. In setting the...

State Sues Nebraska Ethanol Plant, Citing Pollution, Non-Compliance

Mar 3 2021 // State regulators have filed a lawsuit accusing a Nebraska ethanol plant of repeatedly failing to comply with their orders to clean up wastewater and old, pesticide-laced seed corn. The lawsuit comes amid growing complaints...

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