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October 20, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Celebrities in Solidarity with Anti-Fracking Protesters in New Brunswick ]
Rexton, NB The last week of anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick has garnered support, strength and solidarity not only throughout Canada and the US but also from celebrities such as Susan Sarandon and the Idle No More movement.They are supporting The Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation and local residents who claim a Texas oil and gas company plans on fracking their land.
September 19, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Dangerous Amounts of Arsenic Found in Rice-based Food Products ]
Washington, DC Many popular rice products including organic rice baby cereal, rice breakfast cereals, brown rice, and white rice contain varying levels of carcinogenic arsenic, according to the results of tests to be announced Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Consumer Reports.
March 21, 2012. By Abi Kistler.
Read [ Benzene Contamination Lawsuit Filed in Roxana IL ]
Alton, IL (Press Release) The Simmons Firm, a national litigation firm known for handling complex toxic exposure cases, filed suit today on behalf of the Village of Roxana, IL, against Shell Oil Company, ConocoPhillips, and WRB Refining LP. The Village alleges damages stemming from carcinogenic chemicals released from the Wood River Oil Refinery. Releases have contaminated the groundwater, land and air of Roxana. The case has been filed in conjunction with Roxana Village Attorney James Schrempf.
February 21, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ New Report Finds Toxic 'New Car Smell' Chemicals Linked to Health Risks ]
Washington, DC According to the fourth annual consumer guide to toxic substances in car interiors, produced by the Ecology Center, consumers remain at risk for exposure to bromine and other toxic chemicals that produce that "new car smell" despite the fact that overall, the use of these types of chemicals is being reduced by manufacturers. Among the worst offenders are Mitsubishi, Chrysler and KIA.
July 2, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Evacuation from Montana Oil Spill ]
Billings, MT Residents near Laurel, Montana were temporarily evacuated Saturday morning after an ExxonMobile crude oil pipeline ruptured and caused an unknown amount of oil to spill into the waterway. The pipeline, which runs under the Yellowstone River near Billings in south-central Montana, apparently leaked for about 30 minutes.
March 14, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Chemical Plant Explodes in Middleton, Injures 4 ]
Middleton, MA A chemical plant explosion in Middleton Sunday night has left four people injured, while shaking nearby homes, and raising environmental concerns specifically about the safety of local water and air contamination.
November 19, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Successful 9/11 First Responders Settlement Reached ]
New York, NY Attorneys representing the plaintiffs who were injured while working in the rescue, recovery and debris removal activities at the site of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and subsequent collapse of the twin towers have confirmed today that they have surpassed the requisite ninety-five percent (95%) opt-in threshold required in their agreement with the City of New York and its Contractors. As a result, the Settlement is officially effectuated, as Settlement Allocated Claims Neutral Matthew Garrettson, Esq., announced earlier today.
October 15, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Canada Declares BPA a Toxin ]
Ottawa, ON The Canadian government has officially declared the plastic-making compound known as BPA – or bisphenol-A to be toxic, making it the first country in the world to do so.
September 30, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Neighborhoods Sue Tonawanda Coke ]
Buffalo, NY People living in a Buffalo suburb had good reason to suspect they were being negatively affected by the Tonawanda Coke plant. "It has three big smoke stacks," says environmental law attorney Charles Cobb. "People who live around there sometimes talk about 'a bad day.' That's when the air is overwhelmed visually, combined with a noticeable smell from the plant."
September 2, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Oil Rig Explodes Off Louisiana Coast ]
New Orleans, LA An oil rig exploded this morning in the Gulf of Mexico, roughly 80 miles off the Louisiana coast in Vermillion Bay. All 13 people on board the rig were rescued from the water by a commercial vessel. The latest reports indicate that one of the rig workers was hospitalized with injuries. It is not currently known whether the rig is leaking oil.
- Is Radioactive Fish Cause for Concern? By Jane Mundy (May-31-10)
- Tar Balls Wash Up in Florida Keys, Fishing Ban Expanded By Lucy Campbell (May-18-10)
- BP Oil Spill Could Affect Eastern Seaboard By Lucy Campbell (May-4-10)
- California Republicans Hope to Suspend Environmental Law Sponsored by Governor Schwarzenegger By Charles Benson (Feb-8-10)
- Groups Call Upon the EPA to Update Indiana's Environmental Law Policy on Clean Water By Charles Benson (Dec-26-09)
- Rural Residents Launch Lawsuit over Environmental Protection By Gordon Gibb (Nov-23-09)
- EPA Files Environmental Law Action Against Scranton Sewer Authority By Gordon Gibb (Sep-30-09)
- Watchdog group files environmental lawsuit citing pollution in Gowanus Canal By Charles Benson (Sep-22-09)
- Illinois Freight Train Derailment Potential Threat to the Environment By Gordon Gibb (Jul-3-09)
- Environment Law Case Seeks Damages, Extended Medical Monitoring By Gordon Gibb (May-17-09)
- Fly Ash Golf Course Sparks Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Apr-29-09)
- Lucite and DuPont Fined for Pollution in Belle By Gordon Gibb (Apr-23-09)
- Exxon Faces Environmental Contamination Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Mar-23-09)
- Home Reno? Know the Environmental Impact By Gordon Gibb (Feb-28-09)
- Lead Contaminated Water Scandal Leads to Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Feb-23-09)
- Company "Left the Town for Dead" By Brenda Craig (Feb-9-09)
- Grand River Dam Suit is Déjà Vu All over Again By Brenda Craig (Jan-16-09)
- Fly Ash the Latest Win for the Billy Murphy Firm. By Brenda Craig (Nov-29-08)
- Alabama Power Seen as the Worst Polluter of Hazardous Substances By Gordon Gibb (Nov-28-08)
- Law and the Environment: It's All Around You By Gordon Gibb (Oct-19-08)
- Toxic Chemical Leak in Pennsylvania Town By Jane Mundy (Oct-12-08)
- Environmental Alert: The Drugs in Your Water Supply By Gordon Gibb (Sep-15-08)
- Environmental Law: It's in the Air Tonight… By Gordon Gibb (Jul-29-08)
- World's Largest Oil Companies Settle with Water Providers for $423M By Ginger Gillenwater (May-12-08)
- Residents File Lawsuit against Mining Companies By Ginger Gillenwater (Apr-22-08)
- Group files lawsuit over toxins in fire retardant By Ginger Gillenwater (Apr-4-08)
- Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Species Leads to Improvements By Ginger Gillenwater (Mar-25-08)
- Salmonella Suspected Contaminant in Alamosa Water Supply By Gordon Gibb (Mar-25-08)
- Mold Makes Students Sick, Teacher Sues By Ginger Gillenwater (Mar-16-08)
- EPA Evaded Power Plant Mercury Reductions, Violated Law By Ginger Gillenwater (Feb-11-08)
- SuperFerry Service Hurts Whales By Anita Black (Jan-12-08)
- Environmental Law: Whistle-blowers Have the Wind at Their Back By Gordon Gibb (Jun-11-07)
- Living in the Shadow of the Power Plant By Brenda Frohloff (May-23-07)