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Supreme Court Rejects Trump Administration’s View of Clean Water Act

The Supreme Court ruled last week that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they send dirty water on an indirect route to rivers, oceans and other navigable waterways. Rejecting the Trump administration’s …

Group Preparing to Sue EPA Over Chesapeake Bay Pollution

A conservation group announced Monday that it’s preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced it is preparing a notice …

One of Lawsuits by Kids Against Trump Climate Policies Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate change, saying the court does not have power to tell the White …

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case That Could Limit Clean Water Act

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant. The justices agreed to …

North Carolina Utility Sues Chemours, DuPont Over Water Contamination

A utility that provides water in southeastern North Carolina has sued a company it accuses of polluting the Cape Fear River, where the utility gets its water. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority filed a complaint in U.S. District Court …

Black Elk Energy Agrees to $4.2M Penalty Over Deadly Gulf Oil Platform Fire

An energy company pleaded guilty on May 12 to safety and environmental charges, agreeing to a $4.2 million penalty and avoiding manslaughter charges in connection with a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers. Court documents show Houston-based …

Judge OKs Duke Energy Environmental Compliance Plan in North Carolina

A federal judge is approving two Duke Energy plans describing how the country’s largest electricity company says it will comply with environmental laws. The statewide and nationwide environmental compliance plans were approved last week by U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard. …

Kentucky Mining Company Fined for Clean Water Act Violations

Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet has agreed to levy a stiff fine against a coal mining company that acknowledged thousands of Clean Water Act violations, effectively barring the company from operating in Kentucky in the future. Frasure Creek Mining and …

BP’s Oil Spill Settlement with Gulf States, U.S. Tops $20 Billion

The value of BP Plc’s settlement with the U.S. government and five Gulf states over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill rose to $20.8 billion in the latest tally of costs from the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement is the …

Coal Plant Owners in Las Vegas Area to Settle Lawsuit for $4.3M

Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas, Nev. have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. Some $1.5 million of …