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Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $14.25M penalty in pollution case

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HOUSTON — A federal judge ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a $14.25 million civil penalty Tuesday in an 11-year-old lawsuit alleging it violated the...

EU probes Germany’s move to pay for coal plant closures

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BERLIN — The European Commission said Tuesday it has opened a probe into whether Germany's plans to compensate owners for the early shutdown of...

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

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When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from...

Duke Energy closing southern Indiana power plant early

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NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Duke Energy plans to close a 63-year-old coal-fired power plant in southern Indiana months earlier than had been expected. ...

New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by decades...

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina's public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a...

French Caribbean fights to keep pesticide case alive

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Agricultural workers who have long sought compensation for contamination from a pesticide banned in France but used in the...

EPA proposes pollution cleanup of Delco plant site in Kokomo

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Contaminated soil and groundwater at the central Indiana site of a former General Motors plant would be cleaned up under a...

California rail officials want to tap remaining bond funds

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials in charge of California‚Äôs slow-going high-speed rail project want to tap $4.1 billion in bond money to finish ongoing construction...

Indiana lawmakers debate environmental regulation, rollbacks

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INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana lawmakers debate dozens of bills addressing environmental matters, tensions are flaring over whether the state should adopt greener initiatives or...