- Judge denies environmentalists' intervention in Exxon case Updated: Oct-09-15 11:53 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A Democratic state senator and environmental groups cannot intervene in the state's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over contaminated gas stations and other sites, a New Jersey judge ruled Friday.
- Governor orders another rewrite of clean-water rules Updated: Oct-08-15 7:12 pm
SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee directed officials Thursday to take another stab at updating clean-water rules, as the state races to finalize a plan before the federal government intervenes.
- Lawsuit wants plans mandated for dealing with big oil spills Updated: Oct-08-15 5:36 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - An environmental group sued the federal government Thursday, contending it gives pipeline owners and operators a free pass on developing legally required plans for dealing with oil spills into lakes, rivers and other inland waterways.
- ArcelorMittal sued over soot from Pennsylvania coke plant Updated: Oct-08-15 3:38 pm
PITTSBURGH - An environmental activist group sued ArcelorMittal USA on Thursday for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants from a western Pennsylvania coke plant more than 200 times since it reopened in April 2014.
- Proposals for local input on oil, gas locations under fire Updated: Oct-07-15 6:24 pm
DENVER - State regulators have released proposed rules to give local governments more of a say in the location of new oil and gas wells, and they quickly came under fire Wednesday from the energy industry and environmental groups.
- Environmental group targets Indiana's right-to-farm laws Updated: Oct-07-15 5:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An environmental group is challenging the constitutionality of Indiana's right-to-farm laws on behalf of two rural families who say the stench wafting from a large hog farm west of Indianapolis is making their homes unlivable.
- Activists: Stop gas terminal off New York, New Jersey coasts Updated: Oct-06-15 7:14 pm
SEA BRIGHT, New Jersey - Environmentalists and some elected officials are calling on the governors of New York and New Jersey to oppose a proposal for a liquefied natural gas import terminal off both states' coasts.
- Correction: Invasive Species-Lawsuit story Updated: Oct-06-15 11:39 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - In a story Oct. 5 about a federal appeals court ordering the government to rewrite regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that challenged the rules. It is the Natural Resources Defense Council, not the National Resources Defense Council.
- Group asks state high court to hear power plant case Updated: Oct-05-15 3:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Environmentalists asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to disqualify all but one member of a powerful state regulatory board in a case that will determine the fate of a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest.
- Basil Seggos named New York's environmental commissioner Updated: Oct-02-15 4:39 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named his top environmental adviser as the new commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, a post that has been vacant since July.
- Environmentalist Zac Goldsmith to run for mayor of London Updated: Oct-02-15 12:34 pm
LONDON - The contest for London mayor will pit a former Labour government minister against a wealthy Conservative environmentalist.
- Environmental group sues over boat motors in wilderness area Updated: Oct-02-15 10:57 am
ELY, Minnesota - An environmental group is suing the U.S. Forest Service alleging it allows too many motorized tow boats into Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
- McCrory visits Raleigh rally defending hog farming industry Updated: Oct-01-15 6:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's hog industry has been getting organized this year to combat what it considers misleading information about its farming operations and to oppose litigation challenging its environmental practices, and it took that fight to the state Capitol on Thursday.
- Group seeks review of mining site near Teddy Roosevelt ranch Updated: Sep-29-15 7:56 pm
An environmental group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Forest Service over the agency's decision to allow a man to mine gravel near former President Theodore Roosevelt's historic western North Dakota ranch.
- Environmental groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling Updated: Sep-29-15 6:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell's decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said Tuesday that they will seize the opportunity to seek an end to all drilling to in the region.
- Environmental groups unhappy with lead smelter settlement Updated: Sep-29-15 3:53 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - A proposed settlement of alleged Clean Air Act violations involving a Muncie company's lead smelter has upset environmental groups because the agreement doesn't require the firm to retrofit its complex with equipment that could dramatically cut lead emissions.
- EPA to consider revised haze plan Updated: Sep-29-15 2:23 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's revised regional haze plan will be reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency, with approval ending a lawsuit by environmentalists.
- Benton timber sale draws protest Updated: Sep-29-15 1:45 pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Environmentalist groups have stalled a timber sale in Benton County that calls for the cutting of about 8 million board feet of timber.
- Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists Updated: Sep-29-15 12:07 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, darkening the nation's long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.
- NY lawmakers examine possible uses for Plum Island Updated: Sep-28-15 5:24 pm
FARMINGVILLE, New York - With construction of a new animal research facility in Kansas already underway, New York lawmakers met with environmentalists and others to discuss the future of a remote island off the eastern tip of Long Island that since the 1950s has housed the government's only lab studying infectious diseases that could imperil the U.S. livestock industry.
- Activists warn budget impasse may mean more landfill garbage Updated: Sep-26-15 11:01 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Environmental groups say the state budget standoff could lead to more trash in Illinois dumps.
- Advocates: Oyster farming may hurt threatened shorebirds Updated: Sep-26-15 10:58 am
Environmentalists and coastal researchers say New Jersey's efforts to establish commercial oyster farms in shallow coastal waters may be jeopardizing a threatened shorebird.
- Environmentalists ask court to stop Hawaii tuna quota shift Updated: Sep-25-15 9:15 pm
HONOLULU - Environmentalists on Friday asked a federal judge to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service from allowing Hawaii-based fishermen to attribute some of the bigeye tuna they catch to U.S. territories.
- Clinton opposes construction of Keystone XL pipeline Updated: Sep-22-15 5:48 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over the construction of a project assailed by environmentalists as a threat to the planet's climate.
- Philippine ex-governor, brother arrested in Thailand Updated: Sep-21-15 4:19 am
MANILA, Philippines - A former Philippine provincial governor and his brother, who are among the country's most-wanted crime suspects for the 2011 murder of a radio anchor and prominent environmentalist, have been arrested in Thailand, officials said Monday.