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Brazilians Bring Lawsuit Against Norsk Hydro over Alleged Pollution

Some 40,000 Brazilians are bringing a group-action lawsuit in the Netherlands against Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro over alleged toxic waste pollution in northern Brazil. The lawsuit has been brought by a group of communities who live in the lower …

Feds Ignore Risk of Huge Gulf Spills to Endangered Species, Suit Says

Environmental groups asked a federal court on Oct. 21 to throw out the Trump administration’s assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout …

Steel Mill Sued over Chemical Spill in Indiana Lake

Two environmental groups are suing a steelmaker for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act at its northwestern Indiana facility more than 100 times in the past five years, including an August spill that killed more than 3,000 fish. The Environmental …

Evidence of Massive California Oil Spill Was Obvious, But Was It A Crime?

An acrid stink of petroleum three years ago sent Santa Barbara County firefighters scrambling in a search for a possible spill. When they arrived at Refugio State Beach they witnessed oil staining the pristine sands and seeping into the surf. …

Judge Allows Washington City’s Pollution Suit against Monsanto to Proceed

A federal judge says Spokane’s lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto regarding pollution in Washington’s Spokane River can move forward. The city sued Monsanto last year, alleging the company knew for decades that chemicals it made and sold were a …

Group Sues ExxonMobil Over Baton Rouge Chemical Plant Emissions

An environmental group’s lawsuit claims ExxonMobil Corp. continues to violate Clean Air Act regulations despite a 2014 settlement over emissions from the company’s Baton Rouge chemical plant. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network sued the company in federal court on March …

Appeals Court Returns Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ Lawsuit to Judge

A federal judge who ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to regulate farm runoff and other pollution blamed for the Gulf of Mexico’s annual oxygen-depleted “dead zone” must take a second crack at his ruling. An appeals court …