Environmental Law News

Environmental law raises important questions about the role and authority of the government. It is also extraordinarily complex and growing more complicated daily. FindLaw's Legal Professional News contains all the latest information that legal professionals need to stay up-to-date with developments in environmental law, with breaking news and analysis, photos, videos, and social media posts from attorneys.

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  • Report: China's ports fail to regulate pollution

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:03:51 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's busy ports fail to regulate heavy emissions of sulfur oxide and other pollutants mostly from cargo ships although they're the biggest source of air pollution in port cities such as Hong Kong, according to a new report.

  • EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:18:20 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

  • Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:21:25 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target.

  • Interior secretary pushes for Congress to act

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:07:34 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers to protect public lands until Congress takes action on a number of stalled conservation measures.

  • Study: Natural gas surge won't slow global warming

    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:26:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects.

  • Mayor: Toledo, Fiat Chrysler should work together

    Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:05:44 GMT

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo's mayor isn't about to pick a fight with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, even if it pulls Jeep Wrangler production out of the city where the vehicle's roots date to World War II.

  • W.Va. 3rd District race for Congress issue stances

    Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:31:41 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In the race for West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District, here's a look at where Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall and Republican Evan Jenkins stand on issues.

  • Chrysler reiterates challenge for Ohio Jeep plant

    Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:43:52 GMT

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor office says Chrysler insists that continuing to build the Jeep Wrangler in the state will be a challenge.

  • Montana proposes expanded hunting confidentiality

    Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:10:55 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials are proposing to keep confidential the names of hunters and trappers who kill any wildlife in Montana, saying that information that can be obtained under the state's right-to-know laws is being used to threaten and harass.

  • Proposal to protect fisher cites pot farm threat

    Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:52:15 GMT

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Citing a threat from rat poison used on illegal marijuana plantations, federal biologists on Monday proposed Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger cousin of the weasel.

  • Study: Chesapeake cleanup would bring $22B boon

    Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:08:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay region would reap an additional $22.5 billion a year from improved hurricane protection, crab and fish production and climate stability if the Obama administration's contested plan to clean up the watershed proceeds, an environmental group says.

  • Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves

    Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:10:11 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week's decision that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state.