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May 8, 2023

Judge sets a deadline to put Lake Erie on pollution diet

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s environmental regulators will have until the end of June to finish a plan to aimed at combating toxic algae blooms that have flourished in Lake Erie since the late 1990s. The deadline is part of settlement agreement a federal judge approved Thursday. The consent decree also calls for the U.S. […]

May 4, 2018

Deal ends environmental racism complaint against hog farms

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina officials are resolving a formal complaint of environmental racism by promising tougher oversight of industrial swine operations blamed for polluting the air and water. The state Department of Environmental Quality and a coalition of environmental groups said May 3 they have resolved a four-year-old complaint about health problems affecting minority communities near [&[...]

Apr 13, 2016

Environmental groups sue over pollution from airliners

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups sued federal regulators Tuesday over long-sought pollution standards for airliners and cargo planes. The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington. The groups allege the Environmental Protection Agency has unreasonably delayed for years using the Clean […]

Feb 16, 2015

Water, air quality concerns heighten conflict with pig farms

From Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the efficient, profitable livestock industry to change its ways. The arguments found in the suits are based on studies that increasingly show the impact phosphorous, nitrate and bacteria from fertilizer and accumulated manure have on lakes and rivers as well as air pollution that may […]

Mar 26, 2013

Enviro group tells Duke Energy lawsuit is coming

An environmental group is threatening to sue to stop coal ash from a Duke Energy Carolinas plant from polluting a source of Charlotte's drinking water.

Dec 3, 2010

Ex-Camp Lejeune resident’s cancer claims can proceed

A lawsuit brought by a woman who was one of perhaps a half-million people exposed to cancer-causing pollutants and contaminants in drinking and bathwater at Camp Lejeune has withstood a salvo of dismissal motions filed by the government. But now a new motion is pending. The plaintiff, Laura J. Jones of Iowa, lived with her husband, a marine, at Camp Lejeune from 1980 to 1983. In 2003 Jones was dia[...]

Aug 30, 2010

Environmental – Administrative – Real Property – Variance – Land-Disturbing Activity – Sedimentation Pollution Control Act

Hensley v. North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources. Both the respondent-developer's proposal and the respondent-agency's variance conditions ensured that erosion and sedimentation were minimal during the period of golf course construction along Banks Creek. Our Court of Appeals held that the project was not "temporary" because of the developer's presumed need to c[...]

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