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S.C. Supreme Ct. Reverses, Finds Insurers Owe Coverage for Pollution

The carriers that insured a Charleston fertilizer plant more than 30 years ago are liable for contamination at the site even though the former property owner who bought the policies did not ask their permission to transfer its right to …

Pollution Charges: Louisiana Firestone Plant to Pay $4 Million

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major manufacturer of synthetic rubber, Firestone Polymers LLC, has agreed to pay $4 million in fines and an environmental project and make numerous improvements to settle a long list of state and federal air pollution …

California Eyes Climate Bond to Prepare for Disasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits. Lawmakers in the Democratic-dominated state Legislature return to work Monday for the …

Trench Surrounding Arkansas Stump Dump Fire Saves $7.5M

A trench around an underground fire at an Arkansas landfill containing wood waste has saved up to $7.5 million in cleanup costs, according to environmental officials. Engineering consultant Environmental Works Inc. dug the trench last month around the Bella Vista …

New Mexico County Gets Cleanup Funds for 2012 Fire

Lincoln County is getting $1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for cleanup costs related to the most destructive wildlife in New Mexico’s recorded history. The Little Bear blaze destroyed more than 250 homes and structures as it raced …

Mitsui to Pay Share of BP’s Gulf Spill Cleanup

BP struck a key victory in its battle to share the cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill when partner Mitsui & Co. agreed on Friday to pay $1.1 billion towards the clean-up bill and possibly billions more in …