NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – After a federal appeals court put a stay on the Environmental Protection Agency's regional haze regulations in Texas and Oklahoma, the agency announced last year it was dropping the issue.
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WASHINGTON – Louisiana is among a coalition of states awaiting a response from federal attorneys to its opening brief in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new ozone limits.
NEW ORLEANS — After pleading guilty to violating offshore oil production safety and environmental regulations, a district court judge sentenced Energy Resource Technology GOM (ERT) to three years of probation, and ordered the company to pay a $4 million fine and a $200,000 community service payment last week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Louisiana Record) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received a petition from two Louisiana environmental advocacy groups seeking to stop an Arkansas paper mill's daily discharge of millions of gallons of wastewater, an EPA spokesman said.
NEW ORLEANS – The Environmental Protection Agency is being challenged regarding the organization’s objection to state-issued permits given to a steel company.
NEW ORLEANS – A Terrebonne Parish environmental company says its business partner broke an agreement to help it complete an Environmental Protection Agency contract.
BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently issued a nationwide stay temporarily prohibiting the enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA), much to the approval of Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain.
A Louisiana woman and Mississippi man are suing Volkswagen, alleging their cars do not comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
ALEXANDRIA – The City of Breaux Bridge is suing some of the largest oil companies in the world claiming a gasoline additive has tainted the city’s water supply.
Deepwater Horizon oil rigNEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board will be allowed to conduct an in-depth investigation into Transocean’s role in the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 opinion on Sept. 18 agreeing that the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has the jurisdiction and authority
NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans high school alumni association and its president are suing the New Orleans Master Plan Oversight Committee (MPOC) and its co-chairs for allegedly attempting to conduct a public meeting improperly, thereby restricting dialogue concerning the re-construction of the Booker T. Washington High School on an alleged toxic waste site.
WASHINGTON – British Petroleum is free to do business with the U.S. government once again after reaching an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued its third opinion in an emissions case brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a number of Texas environmental groups.
Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
Mike Carter, owner of Monroe Rubber & Gasket, reviews paperwork in his Louisiana office. Carter's company has settled 82 asbestos cases and still has 28 pending. MONROE - Eighty-two settlements and $2.3 million spent.
A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has ruled the Environmental Protection Agency maliciously prosecuted an oil refinery manager in the late 1990s.
Barbier NEW ORLEANS – BP contractors who cleaned up after the Deepwater Horizon explosion can't share the government's immunity from personal injury suits unless they prove they took direction from the government and not from BP, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled on Sept. 30.
Government delays document production in BP litigation; Napolitano lacks email is cited as one reason
Napolitano NEW ORLEANS – Homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano lacks an electronic mail account, the Obama Administration offers as one of many excuses for delays in producing documents about the Deepwater Horizon explosion.