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Charleston, South Carolina Sues Big Oil Companies Over Climate Change Costs

Charleston is now the first city in the American South to sue major oil companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the “daunting” costs of climate change, city officials announced Sept. 9. The 24 defendants in the city’s …

Wetlands Loss Suits Against Oil Companies to Stay in Louisiana State Courts

Oil companies facing lawsuits that blame them for coastal wetlands loss in Louisiana have lost an attempt to move the suits to federal court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Aug. 10 upheld a decision …

Report: 6 Texas Refineries Releasing Cancer-Causing Pollutant Above Federal Threshold

An environmental nonprofit has released an analysis of first-of-its-kind air monitoring data that shows benzene levels at 10 U.S. petroleum refineries exceeded limits Eight years ago, two environmental nonprofits sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The agency was a decade …

California Regulators Say Chevron Not Doing Enough to Stop Oil Spill

California regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt …

In Reply to Cities’ Liability Suit, One Oil Firm Agrees Humans Causing Climate Change

A Chevron attorney said in court last Wednesday that the company supports scientific conclusions that humans are causing climate change, a response to a lawsuit that accuses five major energy producers of misleading the public for years about their role …

Louisiana Politicians Join Suits Blaming Big Oil for Coastal Ruin

The oil industry has left a big footprint along the Gulf Coast, where a Delaware-sized stretch of Louisiana has disappeared. But few politicians would blame Big Oil for ecosystem abuse in a state where the industry employs up to 300,000 …

Chevron: Report Wrong About California Refinery’s Safety Culture

Chevron says it agrees with several findings in a federal report about a 2012 fire at one of its refineries in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. But it adds the report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board inaccurately depicts the …

Chevron Slapped With Violation Notice Over Utah Spill

State regulators have slapped Chevron with a violation notice over a March fuel spill near a northern Utah bird refuge. The Utah Division of Water Quality is asking Chevron to provide a report on cleanup operations and a response plan …

Mississippi High Court OKs New Trial in Asbestos Case

The Mississippi Supreme Court has let stand an order for a new trial in a workplace asbestos exposure case in which a Jones County man was awarded $15.2 million. The court denied a request from Troy Lofton to reconsider its …

Bay Area Refinery Fire Rekindles Memories of 2007 Blaze

For San Francisco Bay Area residents and West Coast oil traders, the Monday evening fire that struck California’s second-largest oil refinery was a flashback to a blaze five years earlier with remarkable similarities. Both began with a leak at the …