Category: US Court of Appeals

W.VA Coal Clean-Up Order Upheld

West Virginia’s Fola Coal Co. will be held to account for Clean Water Act violations and cannot assert protections under its federal discharge permit because it the permit terms as well, a federal appeals court held Wednesday. Environmentalists sued Fola Coal…

ConAgra Must Face Suit Over GMOs

ConAgra Foods must face a class action by consumers in 11 states claiming its Wesson-brand cooking oils are not “100% natural” but instead are made with bioengineered ingredients, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Court Blocks Nevada Open-Pit Mine

The Bureau of Land Management failed to give adequate analysis of air pollution levels for a proposed 8,300-acre open-pit molybdenum mine near Eureka, Nevada, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the BLM to…