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N.J. agrees to $250M pollution settlement from Exxon; state had sought $8.9B
Friday February 27th 2015, 11:51 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

The Christie administration’s reported settlement of an $8.9 billion lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for just $250 million drew a wide range of criticism Friday against a governor who has leaned heavily on the fossil fuel industry for money to boost his national stature. [News Source]

Environmental group sues U.S. EPA over monarch butterfly demise
Friday February 27th 2015, 3:09 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

An environmental group sued the U.S. government on Friday, accusing regulators of discounting the dangers of a widely used herbicide on the declining monarch butterfly population. The suit claimed the agency has failed to heed warnings about the dangers to monarchs posed by glyphosate, the key ingredient in a widely used herbicide. Federal law requires EPA to ensure that pesticides it approves ... [News Source]

Environmental group sues U.S. EPA over monarch butterfly demise
Friday February 27th 2015, 3:04 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

An environmental group sued the U.S. government on Friday, accusing regulators of discounting the dangers of a widely used herbicide on the declining monarch butterfly population. The suit claimed the agency has failed to heed warnings about the dangers to monarchs posed by glyphosate, the key ingredient in a widely used herbicide. Federal law requires EPA to ensure that pesticides it approves ... [News Source]

Caltrain faces lawsuit over electrification: California’s high-speed rail support, environmental review questioned
Friday February 27th 2015, 12:32 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Despite a recent lawsuit questioning the integrity of Caltrain’s environmental review of its plans to electrify the regional tracks and high-speed rail’s involvement, the local transit agency plans to stay the course in its $1.5 billion overhaul. [News Source]

Sharon Stone Is Being Sued for Skipping an Anti-Chevron Protest
Thursday February 26th 2015, 12:41 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Environmental activists accuse Chevron of polluting the Amazon jungle in Ecuador. Chevron counter-accuses lawyers representing rain forest residents of fabricating evidence and other forms of fraud. Stone, the star of such films as Basic Instinct, has been accused in a federal lawsuit in New York of failing to show up for paid anti-Chevron appearances in Ecuador. The actress backed out of gigs ... [News Source]

Purina lawsuit: Does one of its products cause pets to become ill? (+video)
Wednesday February 25th 2015, 8:19 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Purina, claiming one of its dog food products includes toxic ingredients. Purina vigorously denies the allegation. [News Source]

Purina lawsuit: Does one of its products cause pets to become ill?
Wednesday February 25th 2015, 12:24 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Nestle Purina PetCare Company faces a lawsuit that claims its dog food, Beneful, contains toxins that are poisonous to animals. Frank Lucido, a pet owner in California, brought a class-action lawsuit against the major dog food provider, after three of his pets became sick and one died. [News Source]