Vermont AG announces lawsuit against oil giants

The state accuses Exxon, Shell, Sunoco and CITGO of misleading Vermonters about their products’ effect on climate change.
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Tennessee River cleanup lawsuit against 3M, Decatur, Morgan County nears settlement deadline

The lawsuit filed in 2016 alleges 3M and other chemical makers in the Decatur, AL, area contaminated the Tennessee River with PFAs chemicals produced at their sites.


Indigenous leaders renew calls to ban use of glyphosate in New Brunswick forests

The New Brunswick Legislature's committee on climate change and environmental stewardship heard arguments from Indigenous leaders who want to see the province ban the use of glyphosate in the forestry industry.
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What does Hurricane Ida mean for the Chesapeake Bay?

The Susquehanna River drains the middle part of Pennsylvania and is the largest river feeding the Chesapeake. Heavy rains mean more runoff from the land, flooding, and more pollution into streams, rivers, and ultimately the bay.


J&J injury claimants fail to prevent potential talc bankruptcy

A Delaware judge declined to prohibit Johnson & Johnson from separating talc-related liabilities from the rest of its business, ruling against personal-injury lawyers.
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Wisconsin hires California law firm to go after PFAS polluters

The DNR is monitoring more than 40 PFAS contamination sites across Wisconsin, including in Madison, where they have resulted in health advisories for fish.


Aussie billionaire sues to reverse rejection of open-pit mining

Gina Rinehart is challenging the federal decision to block a giant coal mine on the eastern slopes of the Rockies.

Vermont fails to protect bats from pesticides, suit claims

Two environmental groups are suing Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources for allegedly failing to protect endangered bats from pesticides meant to kill mosquitoes.


Hearings set over deal that would fund mercury pollution cleanup in Penobscot River

Under the settlement terms, Mallinckrodt US LLC would deposit $187 million into a trust over the next seven years to pay for the cleanup.

Innu Nation sues N.L. and Canada over Muskrat Falls deal

In the wake of the massive Muskrat Falls bailout, the Innu Nation is suing the federal and Newfoundland and Labrador governments in an attempt to protect benefits the nation negotiated from being wiped out.

Pennsylvania group wants $1.3 billion in state funds returned for conservation use

After two Pennsylvania Supreme Court victories, an emboldened environmental group is asking a court to force the state to return $1.3 billion in oil and natural gas revenue that the

How did drinking water in northeast Fresno CA homes go bad?

Track key developments as the city of Fresno deals with contaminated water in upwards of 15,000 homes.

Trail of ‘forever chemicals’ leads to Maine paper mills

The manufacturing industry, which has used PFAS for decades, faces a reckoning as the state grapples with soil and water contamination.

California oil lobby seeks to strip environmental protections for groundwater amid drought

The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.
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