BP PLC has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming the agency is abusing its discretion by continuing to bar the company from new government contracts. This is related... Read more
Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) last month jointly introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill seeks to reform the weak and outdated... Read more
In another development related to the use of the chemical dispersant, a new study by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes in Mexi... Read more
Britsol Bay, Alaska, and its surrounding streams and rivers are home to the largest wild salmon source in the world. But, it is also home to the proposed site of the Pebble Mine — the... Read more
Federal officials have reached a settlement with the owners and a former operator of an inks and paint products manufacturing facility in Danvers, Mass. The plant exploded and burned in 2006... Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency has been clamping down on pollution from power plants that contributes to unhealthy air downwind in 27 states, including Alabama. EPA Administrator Lisa J... Read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has enacted the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residu... Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency is formally listing Bisphenol A – a chemical found widely in consumer goods – as a “chemical of concern.” The chemical is added to plastics to... Read more
Lance LeFleur, the owner of a Mobile recycling business, has been appointed to be the new director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. The Environmental Management Commiss... Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening drinking water standards to impose stricter limits on four contaminants that can cause cancer. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says her agenc... Read more
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