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EU fines Volkswagen and BMW nearly $1 billion for emissions collusion

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West Virginia governor liable for $700M coal company loan

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has confirmed that he is personally liable for $700 million in loans taken by his coal companies
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Ten months after giant Arctic spill, inspectors fear more accidents at Nornickel's oil tank farms

Several of the storage tanks are up to 70 years old and the company has failed to fix a huge number irregularities, inspectors from the Russian environmental control authority say.
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Northwest Territories fined for destroying nests of at-risk bank swallows

The government pleaded guilty to one charge under Canada's species at risk act.

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Buried report raises questions about oilsands bird monitoring program

A previously undisclosed expert analysis, obtained through a freedom of information request, details how Alberta's efforts to prevent waterfowl from landing on tailings ponds 'maximizes the appearance of bird protection while appearing to impede actual bird protection.'

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Toyota to pay a record fine for a decade of Clean Air Act violations

Toyota’s $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.
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PUC proposes $1M fine for Beaver County pipeline blast

State regulators are proposing a $1 million fine to a Texas energy company for a 2018 pipeline explosion that destroyed a home in Beaver County.

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New York Waterway ferry company accused of dumping sewage into Hudson for years

Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.
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Under Trump, criminal prosecutions for pollution dropped sharply

A new report finds an “alarming” drop in prosecutions over violations of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, fundamental environmental laws.
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PA: Shale gas companies fined for spills, leaks

Pipeline spills and leaks in Washington and Greene counties that pollute steams result in $310,000 penalty.

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PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter in Camp Fire case

The California utility’s transmission line started the 2018 fire that killed dozens and destroyed the town of Paradise.
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Limits on gatherings make it a 'great time to be building a pipeline,' says Alberta energy minister

Alberta's energy minister says it's a good time to build a pipeline because public health restrictions limit protests against them.
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In isolation and hungry for companionship? Don’t feed the foxes, Yukon government says

With more people at home, foxes in Whitehorse are having no trouble finding a meal. The problem is, they're starting to get comfortable.

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If you cause a wildfire in B.C., be ready to pay for the cost of fighting it

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