Environmental Health

Marathon Oil Reaches $241 Million Settlement With EPA For N.D. Violations

"The federal government announced a $241.5 million settlement with Marathon Oil on Thursday for alleged air quality violations at the company’s oil and gas operations on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota."

Source: AP, 07/12/2024

"Supreme Court Rulings Boost Odds to Win Chemical Rule Challenges"

"Three recent Supreme Court decisions increase industries’ chances of winning regulatory challenges, but only after a period of divergent lower court rulings on what the nation’s primary commercial chemical law requires."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 07/11/2024

"These Biden Rules Could Be Trashed By Trump"

"Some priority regs — including climate standards for existing gas-fired power plants, curbs on lead and copper in drinking water, and heat protections for workers — could be doomed."

Source: E&E News, 07/11/2024

"Abandoned Mines Cover The West"

"Their legacy is destruction and pollution of lands and waters."

"In 1953, the Anaconda Minerals Company leased nearly 8,000 acres of land in central New Mexico from the Pueblo of Laguna to mine uranium for nuclear weapons. The company gouged and blasted away at the earth, constructing the three massive holes known as the Jackpile-Paguate Mine.

Source: High Country News, 07/10/2024


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