In his State of the Union address in 1970, President Richard Nixon announced the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The speech has been archived by the American Presidenc... Read more
Tesoro Corp. has agreed to settle Clean Air Act violation claims by the federal government. Read more
The federal lawsuit alleges that Volkswagen intentionally tampered with the vehicles sold in the U.S. to include what regulators call a "defeat device." Read more
Lawyers from Beasley Allen have joined with other firms and have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of Volkswagen owners who were deceived by the automaker’s deliberate end ru... Read more
Things are happening so quickly — almost daily — relating to the Volkswagen AG’s massive problems. I will only give a summary of the automaker’s problems so far. Volkswagen has admitted to s... Read more
A Texas federal judge has fined Citgo Petrolem Corp. more than $2 million after the petroleum giant’s 2007 convictions for illegally operating uncovered oil tanks at its Corpus Christi... Read more
Alabama made a list recently, but it didn’t bring good news to our state. Toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants in the state rank Alabama number eight among the “Filthy 15... Read more
There have been constant battles over the past 40 years, especially during the years of the Bush Administration, over the amount of pollutants that could be put in the air in this country. U... Read more
Another example of how truly bad the Bush Administration has been on environment issues involves the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has been working to relax air quality rules and... Read more
A federal appeals court has struck down the ill-advised Bush Administration rule that prevented states and local governments from imposing stricter monitoring of pollution generated by power... Read more
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