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Source of Clean Energy? Wind Turbines Are Spilling Oil in Mexico

Wind turbines were planted along a strip of Mexico’s southern coast to make the country’s power industry cleaner. Now they’re spilling oil. In the town of Juchitan last month, a clean-up was under way around a generator owned by Electricite …

Demand for Environmental Impairment Liability Cover Rises in Europe: Marsh

There has been a marked increase in the number of companies purchasing environmental impairment liability (EIL) cover across Europe in recent years, mainly due to an increase in regulation and buyer awareness, according to a report published by Marsh. From …

U.K. Lawmakers Call for Ban on Plastic Microbeads, Citing Dangers to Food Chain

U.K. lawmakers called for a ban on plastic microbeads used in products such as shaving gel, exfoliating scrubs and toothpaste, saying they are harming marine life and entering the food chain. In a report published Wednesday, the House of Commons …

Judge Approves Exxon’s $225M New Jersey Pollution Settlement

Exxon Mobil Corp’s $225 million settlement with the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of a longstanding environmental pollution case won approval on Tuesday from a state judge, over the objections of critics who called the accord a sellout. …

Fishermen Group Suing NYC Over Sewage Spill During Sandy

A group of fishermen are suing New York City over shellfish bed pollution they believe was caused by massive releases of raw sewage during Superstorm Sandy. The Baymen’s Protective Association represents about 76 people who harvest clams from the Raritan …

FERMA Opposes EU Fund for Industrial Accident Environmental Liabilities, Losses

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations [FERMA), which represents risk managers in 20 European countries, has told the European Commission that it is opposed to the creation of a fund to cover environmental liability and losses resulting from industrial …