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LyondellBasell Hit with Negligence Claims Over Deadly Plant Leak

An injured worker and the family of his colleague who was killed in a toxic chemical leak last week at the LyondellBasell Industries NV facility near Houston are suing three of the company’s subsidiaries for gross negligence and, in the case of the dead man, wrongful death.

Army Corps Approval of Moda Terminal Expansion Draws Lawsuit

The Army Corps of Engineers failed to fully consider the environmental impacts when it issued a permit to Moda Ingleside Oil Terminal LLC for its export terminal expansion project in Texas, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in the state.

Apollo-Backed US Wind Seeks Approval for Turbines off Maryland

US Wind Inc. has submitted a bid to Maryland regulators to build a massive wind farm off the state’s shoreline, the latest proposal for such projects off the East Coast and a potential step closer to the Biden administration’s goal of eliminating carbon emissions from power plants.

FERC Must Weigh Gas Projects’ Climate Impact, Court Says (1)

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must further review the impacts of several newly approved liquefied natural gas projects in Texas to take into account climate change and the people living near the project sites, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday.

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The Long Fight for Environmental Justice Continues

Environmental justice gained traction in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Forty years later, impacted communities still have limited legal options to combat negative environmental impacts.

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