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Aug 26, 2022

EPA to designate ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous substances

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday designated "forever chemicals" that have been used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, clearing the way for quicker cleanup of the group of toxic compounds known as PFAS.

Jul 5, 2022

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

The Supreme Court's latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet.

Jun 30, 2022

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court decided Thursday to limit how the nation's main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.

Feb 28, 2022

Justices wrestle with EPA power to curb carbon emissions

The Supreme Court wrestled Monday with the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's power plants, a case that could hamstring the Biden administration's plans to combat climate change.

Jun 25, 2021

High court expands eligibility for Clean Air Act exemption

The Supreme Court on Friday said an expanded number of small refineries can seek an exemption from certain renewable fuel requirements.

Apr 1, 2021

7th Circuit: Railroad company’s claims within scope of indemnification clause

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a railroad company is responsible for paying the bill for cleaning up contamination in a park on Lake Superior.

Jul 15, 2020

Trump looks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure, a move that critics are describing as the dismantling of a 50-year-old environmental protection law.

Jul 2, 2020

EPA settles lawsuit over hazardous waste near Franklin landfill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the garbage-disposal giant Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc. over allegedly illegal hazardous-waste practices at a landfill in Franklin. The proposed settlement, announced on Thursday, calls for increased monitoring for hazardous waste near the Metro Recycling and Disposal Facility in Franklin and a $232,000 fine to resolv[...]

Jun 29, 2020

Kaul joins call for withdrawal of loosened environmental review of infrastructure projects

Attorney General Josh Kaul has joined a coalition of state attorneys general calling for President Donald Trump to withdraw an executive order that allows federal agencies to avoid full compliance with environmental laws on infrastructure projects.

Jan 28, 2020

Menominee tribe loses appeal over Back Forty mine permit

By Michaela Paukner [email protected] Despite acknowledging that federal agencies had given the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin a “runaround”, a federal appeals court ruled against the tribe this week in a lawsuit over a permit for the Back Forty mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Aquila Resources would operate the open-pit ore mine on 83 acres by […]

Nov 18, 2019

Wisconsin joins emissions-standards lawsuit against EPA

Wisconsin is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to protect states' ability to adopt emissions standards that are stricter than those set at the national level. Attorney General Josh Kaul joined a coalition of 23 other states and three cities in the lawsuit Friday.

Apr 15, 2019

Wisconsin withdraws from lawsuit challenging EPA plan

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul has successfully withdrawn Wisconsin from a multistate lawsuit challenging a federal rule regulating certain air pollutants, including mercury.


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