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‘Force Majeure’ May Apply to Penalties (access required)

In judicial review of a Consent Decree between plaintiff state and federal governments and defendant Hampton Roads Sanitation District covering sanitary sewer discharges that violated the Clean Water Act, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says HRSD may invoke the Consent ...

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Appeal of I-81 Widening Project Dismissed (access required)

The 4th Circuit dismisses an appeal by environmental and preservation organizations that challenge federal and state agencies’ planned improvements to Virginia’s Interstate 81 corridor under a tiered review process. Appellants challenged the plan by the Federal Highway Administration and the ...

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Va. justices to consider AG’s quest for records

(AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher’s work. The hearing is set for Thursday. Cuccinelli is seeking emails and ...

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Groups Have No Standing in Greenhouse Gas Suit (access required)

Plaintiff environmental groups lack standing to seek declaratory and injunctive relief for alleged violations of federal law arising from government purchasing contracts for fuel derived from Canadian oil sands recovered crude (COSRC) oil, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses ...

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Clean Water Suit Dismissed for ‘Notice & Delay’ (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says one of the plaintiffs, Historic Green Springs Inc., has standing to sue a county water authority on claims that wastewater discharge violated state and federal water quality laws, but dismisses the suit because plaintiffs ...

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Environmental contamination alleged from manufacturing of machine parts – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs, 272 residents of the small community of Tallevast, Fla., mediated and ultimately settled their groundwater contamination cases against Lockheed Martin Corporation. Tallevast is located between the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton, Fla., in southern Manatee County, and is a ...

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