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SC, Dept. of Energy in court about nuclear fuel lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the federal government and the state of South Carolina are in court arguing about a lawsuit concerning an unfinished plant to turn old plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. A federal judge in Columbia is hearing arguments Thursday in South Carolina’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy over the mixed oxide fuel project ...

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Judge again dismisses lawsuit against fracking opponents

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BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A judge has again dismissed a lawsuit that landowners filed against people and groups who oppose fracking in a western Pennsylvania township. Natural gas drilling has been delayed in Middlesex, Butler County while some of the rural community’s 800 residents challenge a zoning ordinance that would allow drilling in 90 percent of the rural township. Dewey ...

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Wildlife group sues US over Enbridge oil pipeline in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — An environmental group is accusing the federal government of misjudging an emergency response plan for a major oil pipeline that runs through Michigan. The National Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit Monday against a pipeline safety agency, saying the government in 2013 failed to account for impacts on wildlife, plants, and Great Lakes shore if Line 5 ruptures. ...

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Climate change lawsuit by 21 youths takes big step forward

Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal government and big energy companies lost an important round Friday in their effort to block a climate change lawsuit by young plaintiffs who contend the U.S. is failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin in Eugene rejected motions by the U.S. government and trade ...

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Federal suit to stop Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

Federal suit to stop Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sued to stop Halliburton Co. from acquiring oilfield services rival Baker Hughes Inc., saying the deal would harm consumers and eliminate head-to-head competition. The proposed transaction, valued at nearly $35 billion, would combine two of the world’s three leading providers of those services to oil and gas companies and create a bigger ...

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US sues VW over false ‘Clean Diesel’ advertising claims

US sues VW over false 'Clean Diesel' advertising claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal consumer watchdog in the U.S. has sued Volkswagen, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its “Clean Diesel” vehicles as environmentally friendly. The German automaker hastily pulled the ads following last year’s admission it had installed illegal software on its diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests. U.S. regulators say Volkswagen’s engines spewed up ...

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Small drillers in Pennsylvania sue to block new state rules

Small drillers in Pennsylvania sue to block new state rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A trade group that represents small, independent gas and oil producers in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit challenging new state regulations for conventional drilling. The Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association of Bradford says the rules would be financially ruinous. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (bit.ly/1S9tSlq) reported Thursday that the suit argues the Department of Environmental Protection unfairly grouped conventional ...

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Ex-worker says VW destroyed documents, obstructed justice

VW, Volkswage, emissions test, lawsuit, deleted documents

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen deleted documents and obstructed justice after the U.S. Environmental Protection accused VW of cheating on emissions tests, a former employee alleged in a lawsuit. Daniel Donovan says in a whistleblower case that he was wrongfully fired Dec. 6, 2015 after refusing to participate in the deletions and reporting them to a supervisor. The lawsuit says that ...

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Colorado House advances fracking operations bill

Colorado House advances fracking operations bill

DENVER (AP) — A bill enabling Coloradans to sue oil and gas drilling firms whose fracking operations damage property or harm people has advanced in the Democrat-led state House. Specifically, the bill would hold energy companies liable if their operations cause damaging earthquakes. The bill says plaintiffs could sue without having to prove that a drilling operation directly caused an ...

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