- Cost, length of Exxon's cleanup still unclear after deal Updated: Aug-30-15 9:22 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - The $225 million settlement between ExxonMobil and New Jersey reached this week confirms the oil giant must clean up more than 1,500 contaminated properties from gas stations to refineries - but exactly how much they'll spend or how long it'll take remains murky.
- Dem chairwoman calls on GOP lawmaker to resign over EPA fine Updated: Aug-28-15 6:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini on Friday called on Republican state Rep. Andy Holt to resign over alleged environmental violations at his northwestern Tennessee hog farm.
- Wisconsin AG argues water rule injunction applies nationwide Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Attorney General Brad Schimel is arguing that a federal court ruling blocking new Environmental Protection Agency water pollution regulations should apply nationwide.
- EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Updated: Aug-28-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.
- Enviros ask judge to order conservation funding in Florida Updated: Aug-28-15 1:39 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Environmental groups want a judge to order the Florida Legislature to use the state's budget surplus to fund a conservation land buying program, saying state lawmakers flouted the will of voters by failing to fund it.
- Environmentalists press on with Maine lynx trapping lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 1:09 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A coalition of environmental groups is pressing ahead with a lawsuit it says will provide more protection for Maine's lynx, despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state to safeguard the animals.
- Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states Updated: Aug-28-15 3:21 am
WASHINGTON - New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states.
- Californians cut water without state imposing fines Updated: Aug-27-15 7:49 pm
FRESNO, California - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.
- Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted Updated: Aug-27-15 7:16 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.
- Ruling brings uncertainty to seekers of eagle 'take' permits Updated: Aug-26-15 5:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal court has cast uncertainty over plans by a major wind farm developer and others by striking down a 30-year government permit for eagle deaths caused by industrial facilities.
- Judge rules Vancouver oil terminal did not violate laws Updated: Aug-26-15 5:38 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - A judge has sided with the Port of Vancouver, ruling that no state environmental laws were violated when the port approved a lease for an oil transfer terminal.
- State cuts rebates for rich on hybrid, electric cars Updated: Aug-24-15 7:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers and air quality officials are cutting back rebates on hybrids and electric cars because hundreds of Californians claim it is a subsidy for the rich who make over $500,000 a year.
- Public meeting set on West Virginia water quality standards Updated: Aug-24-15 2:08 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's water quality standards will be discussed during a public meeting this week.
- Finger Lakes casino opponents fight on after court ruling Updated: Aug-23-15 10:52 am
ALBANY, New York - Eight months after a small Finger Lakes farm town was recommended for one of three New York casino licenses, the battle over the $425 million development is ratcheting up again.
- Attorneys argue powers during hearing on federal water rule Updated: Aug-21-15 8:23 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Attorneys argued over state and federal powers for more than four hours Friday on an effort by 13 states to block a new rule that gives U.S. authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.
- Appeals court says Klamath water transfers require no permit Updated: Aug-21-15 2:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - An appeals court has upheld a ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation does not need a pollution permit to transfer water back into the Klamath River after it has flowed through an irrigation project on the Oregon-California border.
- City of Columbia to stop burning coal in October Updated: Aug-20-15 5:36 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Several new environmental regulations have prompted the city of Columbia to stop burning coal at its power plant in mid-October.
- Missouri congressman wants environmental agency eliminated Updated: Aug-20-15 4:31 pm
SEDALIA, Missouri - Missouri's Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says he thinks the federal Environmental Protection Agency should be eliminated.
- Environmental group gives New Jersey lawmakers failing grade Updated: Aug-19-15 1:37 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's Legislature gets a failing grade when it comes to protecting the state's natural resources, an environmental group said Wednesday in a report.
- EPA sees Clean Water Act violations at Iowa fertilizer plant Updated: Aug-19-15 1:12 pm
WEVER, Iowa - Two companies building a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa will pay an $80,000 civil penalty for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act during construction.
- Colorado already has methane limits tougher than US proposal Updated: Aug-18-15 5:05 pm
DENVER - Strict limits on methane emissions passed a year ago in Colorado mean the state's energy producers will not be affected by the federal government's new plan to crack down on the powerful greenhouse gas.
- BLM timber harvest plans displease Lane County commissioners Updated: Aug-18-15 10:16 am
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane County Board of Commissioners is set to formally voice opposition to four new alternative management plans proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for 2.3 million acres of federal forestland in Western Oregon, known as the "O&C" lands.
- Groups seek to block coal mine expansion Updated: Aug-17-15 5:11 pm
HELENA, Montana - Three conservation groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop an expansion of Signal Peak Energy's Bull Mountain coal mine in Montana.
- Maine asking residents to sign up to dispose of pesticides Updated: Aug-16-15 12:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine officials are asking residents to sign up for a program to safely dispose of banned pesticides and unusable chemicals.
- Community fights plans to move coal ash to clay mines Updated: Aug-15-15 4:05 pm
SANFORD, North Carolina - David Holland trudged in the quiet woods behind his home, pushing back thick foliage and crossing dry creek beds until he reached his property line. "There," he said, pointing to a few trucks on the other side. "They're getting ready."