"Environmental Groups Challenge State Settlement With Duke Energy"

"RALEIGH, N.C. -- Conservation groups have asked judges in Wake and Mecklenburg counties to reject a $7 million agreement between [North Carolina] and Duke Energy to settle years of groundwater contamination violations."

Source: Charlotte Observer, 10/14/2015

"Car Emissions Test Body Receives 70% of Cash From Motor Industry"

"The body examining the practices of the car industry following the Volkswagen emissions scandal has been accused of a major conflict of interest after it emerged that nearly three quarters of its funding comes from the companies it is investigating."

Source: Guardian, 10/05/2015

"Fertilizer Plant Reaches $2 Billion Settlement With U.S., State"

"Mosaic Fertilizer has reached a $2 billion settlement with state and federal environmental regulators and the U.S. Department of Justice over funding for the long-term disposal of massive phosphogypsum waste piles and the treatment of 60 billion pounds of wastewater from its plants in Florida and St. James Parish, authorities and the company said Thursday."

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 10/02/2015


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