Tag: Environmental laws and regulations

DOJ seeks $3.2M from West Virginia governor’s coal companies

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking $3.2 million in penalties from Appalachian coal mines owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim...

Honda of America plans to sell 2 fully electric SUVs in 2024

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DETROIT — Honda has plans to sell two all-electric SUVs in the U.S. for the 2024 model year, and it soon will offer hybrid...

Biden EPA to reconsider Trump rule on lead in drinking water

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Biden administration said Wednesday it was delaying the effective date of a policy intended to prevent lead pollution of...

Government offers plan to release more endangered red wolves

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Government wildlife officials released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina and could place several more captive-bred wolves into...

Attorneys say Joe Exotic of ‘Tiger King’ wants new trial

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Joe Exotic of “Tiger King" fame has found new attorneys who say they plan to file a motion for a new...

Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $14.25M penalty in pollution case

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HOUSTON — A federal judge ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a $14.25 million civil penalty Tuesday in an 11-year-old lawsuit alleging it violated the...

Germany seeks to improve oversight of firms’ delivery chains

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BERLIN — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that seeks to make big companies ensure environmental rules and human rights are respected throughout their...

Louisiana challenges California ban on alligator products

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NEW ORLEANS — In the Trump administration’s last days, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a change to rules protecting alligators - a...

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina's public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a...

French Caribbean fights to keep pesticide case alive

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Agricultural workers who have long sought compensation for contamination from a pesticide banned in France but used in the...