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Minnesota, North Dakota Oil Pipeline Restarted After Leaks

Enbridge Inc. has resumed shipping crude oil through a pipeline between western North Dakota and northern Minnesota after leaks forced it to be shut down twice within a week. About 10 gallons leaked between the towns of Knox and York …

Citizens’ Group Sues Over Pennsylvania Longwall Pollution

A citizens’ group has sued a longwall mining company in southwestern Pennsylvania, claiming it is polluting key waterways — including at least one high-quality fishing stream — that feed the Monongahela River. The Center for Coalfield Justice, based in Washington, …

Long-Awaited New Hampshire MTBE Pollution Liability Trial to Start

Nearly a decade after it was first brought, a lawsuit accusing two oil giants of widespread groundwater contamination in New Hampshire is expected to present jurors with the most complex and time-consuming trial in state history. The products liability case …

Maryland Chicken Farmer Wins Pollution Lawsuit

A Maryland farmer who raises chickens for poultry giant Perdue Farms did not discharge pollution into a nearby river, a federal judge ruled in a case that had been closely watched by environmentalists and the poultry industry. U.S. District Judge …

Arbitrators Near Jurisdiction Call in Chevron Case

Arbitrators expect to rule as early as next month on whether they can hear a dispute between Chevron Corp and Ecuador related to a marathon pollution liability case, according to a letter to the lawyers involved. The tribunal, working under …