Pollution

SEC Says VW’s Actions Delayed Filing Of Emissions Suit

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday told a California federal judge that Volkswagen AG was partly to blame for the lengthy time period between the revelation of the German automaker’s emissions scandal and the agency’s filing of its suit against the company…

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Calif. Enviro Authorities Move To Ban Unsafe Pesticide

California environmental authorities announced on Tuesday that they have decided to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to negative health impacts that has been at the center of a federal lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to also prohibit the product…

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DuPont, Chemours To Face Trimmed Cape Fear Dumping Suit

DuPont Co. and Chemours Co. will have to face a trimmed version of a proposed class action alleging that the companies failed to stop toxic chemicals from a North Carolina factory from polluting the Cape Fear River, according to a Friday filing in North Carolina federal court…

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Flint Residents Can Sue Feds Over Water Debacle

Residents of Flint, Michigan, beat back an attempt by the federal government to kill their case in Wolverine State federal court, alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acted negligently during the lead-poisoning crisis that started in 2014 after the city switched drinking water systems…

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Tribe Tells Full DC Circ. Not To Rehear FERC Dam Dispute

A California-based tribe on Wednesday urged the full D.C. Circuit to reject a bid to reconsider an appeal panel’s decision earlier this year that a one-year time limit for states to act on Clean Water Act permit requests doesn’t reset if applications are withdrawn and resubmitted…

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High Court Gets New Bid To Consider CWA Pollution Liability

Two Tennessee-based environmental groups have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the federal Clean Water Act applies to pollution introduced into navigable waters through groundwater systems, pointing out that the justices are already considering the same issue in another case…

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Monsanto Can’t Trim MDL Claiming Weedkiller Causes Cancer

Monsanto lost a bid to pare back multidistrict litigation over the agrochemical giant’s allegedly carcinogenic Roundup weedkiller when a California federal judge ruled Thursday that the claims in three bellwether cases are backed by believable evidence and aren’t preempted by other laws…

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