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Past articles by Sebastien:

Donziger asks SCOTUS to take up disbarment case

Steven Donziger, who was convicted of criminal contempt relating to a decades-long legal battle with Chevron Corp over rainforest pollution in Ecuador, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a lower-court ruling that disbarred him in New York. → Read More

Mining cos, feds agree to $90 mln settlement over Gold King Mine spill site

The Environmental Protection Agency and other federal entities, as well as Sunnyside Gold Corp and its parent company Kinross Gold Corp have agreed to drop claims against each other over the responsibility of paying for the cleanup of abandoned mines in southwestern Colorado whose Superfund listing was precipitated by a spill at the Gold King Mine in 2015. → Read More

Koch Energy sues Texas utility for $21 mln in unpaid deep freeze bills

A subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc sued a Texas natural gas utility on Friday in San Antonio federal court, accusing it of failing to pay $21 million for natural gas it received from the company during Texas' severe February 2021 cold spell. → Read More

California asks appeals court to rehear Amazon airport hub challenge

California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Monday asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a failed petition that challenged the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of an Amazon air-cargo facility in the state. → Read More

Four climate lawsuits to watch in 2022

The year 2022 could see the U.S. Supreme Court redefine the scope of the country's most important law limiting greenhouse gas, while lower courts will move closer to deciding cases seeking to hold fossil-fuel companies responsible for the effects of climate change. → Read More

EPA to order chemical makers to test PFAS substances for toxicity

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it plans to require makers of a family of chemicals to fund and conduct toxicity studies on some of the substances. → Read More

Environmental challenge to DACA immigration won't get high court review

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a federal appeals court decision rejecting allegations that the Department of Homeland Security unlawfully ignored the environmental impacts of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other immigration policies. → Read More

Chevron foe Donziger released from prison under COVID waiver

Attorneys for environmental lawyer Steven Donziger said Thursday that he is serving the remainder of a six-month sentence for contempt of court at home under a pandemic-era early release program. → Read More

U.S. court voids emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers

A U.S. appeals court on Friday tossed out greenhouse gas emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers, ruling two government agencies had exceeded their authority. → Read More

North Carolina sues 3M, others over firefighting foams

North Carolina sued 3M Co, DuPont de Nemours Inc and other manufacturers of firefighting foams Thursday over claims that the products contain toxic chemicals that contaminated the state's groundwaters. → Read More

Judge delays construction on parts of $500 mln U.S. power line

A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin has temporarily prohibited construction on parts of the Wisconsin segment of a planned 102-mile Iowa-to-Wisconsin power line. → Read More

Chevron foe Donziger to surrender after losing bid to avert prison

Disbarred lawyer Steven Donziger, who was convicted of criminal contempt after a decades-long legal battle with Chevron Corp over rainforest pollution in Ecuador, will surrender to authorities after losing his bid to stay out of prison during his appeal, his lawyer said. → Read More

Judge voids EPA rule limiting state powers over energy project permits

A federal judge in San Francisco has vacated a Trump-era rule that limits state powers to deny permits for projects that could harm their waterways, in a victory for about two dozen states, environmental groups and Native American tribes who had sued to block it. → Read More

3M agrees to pay $98 mln to resolve suits over 'forever' chemicals

Industrial conglomerate 3M Co on Tuesday said it had agreed to pay about $98.4 million to settle claims that it contaminated the Tennessee River with toxic chemicals. → Read More

Texas natural gas co settles with EPA after worker deaths

A Texas natural-gas company has reached a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to settle allegations it violated the Clean Air Act, including by accidentally releasing air pollutants that killed two employees at Texas gas-processing plants. → Read More

Lawyer who sued Chevron sentenced to six months in contempt case

A disbarred American lawyer who spent decades battling Chevron Corp over pollution in the Ecuadorian rainforest was sentenced Friday to six months' imprisonment for criminal contempt charges arising from a lawsuit brought by the oil company. → Read More

Donziger asks judge to heed U.N. experts' finding of 'arbitrary' detention

Disbarred U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger, who faces sentencing Friday for criminal contempt stemming from his decades-long legal battle with Chevron Corp, is asking a Manhattan federal judge to consider a new finding by independent United Nations experts that his home confinement violates international human rights law. → Read More

DHS failed to take 'hard look' at enviro impacts of Trump's border wall

A federal judge in Tucson, Arizona has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security arbitrarily failed to take a "hard look" at the environmental impacts involved in the construction of former President Donald Trump's signature wall on a 50-mile wide corridor at the border with Mexico. → Read More

Ex-Westinghouse executive charged in failed nuclear project

A former top executive of U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co has been charged with 16 felony counts for his alleged role in concealing cost overruns and delays that dogged the now-abandoned construction of two nuclear reactors in South Carolina that was once hailed as the start of the U.S. nuclear renaissance. → Read More

Louisiana sues feds over 'devastating' rule for its shrimpers

Louisiana's attorney general has sued the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in New Orleans federal court to stop it from implementing a regulation that obliges certain shrimp fishermen to install devices that keep endangered sea turtles out of their catch. → Read More