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Attorneys for Flint residents ask judge to stop bone lead testing in water crisis settlement

Seven attorneys who represent Flint residents in water crisis lawsuits against the state of Michigan, city of Flint and others are asking a U.S. District Court judge to suspend the use of portable bone scanning equipment as part of a $641-million proposed settlement that has received preliminary approval in federal and state courts.
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Ann Arbor-area officials still waiting to hear if Whitmer will support Superfund cleanup

As Ann Arbor's dioxane case intensifies, local officials met with U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell to strategize.

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WATCH: Big energy sues Netherlands over coal phase-out

German energy company RWE is suing the Dutch government for €1.4 billion over its decision to shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2030. Does the energy giant stand a chance?
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The Dakota Access Pipeline trades temporary jobs for lives

President Biden shouldn’t wait to pull the plug on oil projects that threaten Native communities and others around the globe.
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Court order temporarily halts construction at a major ConocoPhillips project in Alaska's Arctic

A weekend court ruling has temporarily blocked winter construction at a huge ConocoPhillips oil project on Alaska's North Slope.

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Critics skeptical as Alberta reverses course on open-pit coal mines

Five days after Kenney defended the province’s mining push, the government says it was all a big mistake.
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Judge finds some of polluter’s arguments in Ann Arbor dioxane case ‘significantly valid’

Attorneys representing local officials pushed back Thursday as Judge Tim Connors agreed on points made by polluter Gelman Sciences.
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Apaches' fight over Arizona copper mine goes before US court

A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday from a group of Apaches that has been fighting a proposed copper mine in eastern Arizona.

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Bayer sets up huge fund to fend off future Roundup lawsuits

German chemical company Bayer has struck a $2 billion deal to resolve future lawsuits over claims that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The deal would also provide future claimants up to $200,000 in compensation. 
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Legal case against Lee PCB dump to be filed by March 5

The legal fight against a secretly negotiated Housatonic River cleanup, one that includes disposal of lower-level toxins in a Lee landfill, will be spelled out by early March,

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Inevitable planetary doom has been exaggerated

Hope for the future is a reasonable and necessary prerequisite for action.
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Lawsuits challenge London's car restrictions

Restrictions on cars are intended to make more space for bikes and pedestrians. But a new court ruling says they could have an adverse impact on disadvantaged groups.
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PFOA class action suit attorneys update residents

A class-action suit over PFOA contamination of groundwater in sections of Bennington, Vermont, remains on track for a trial or a possible settlement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

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Newark reaches major settlement in tap water lead case

The city of Newark on Tuesday reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by residents regarding dangerously high levels of lead in water pipes.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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