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Guyana: Satellites Will Spot Oil Spills, Not On-Ship Experts

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) _ Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency says it can now use satellites to monitor any oil spills in the South American nation’s waters. The agency’s former leader criticized the technology as ineffective, saying the only proper way of …

W.R. Grace Offers $18.5M to Settle Montana Asbestos Claims

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The owner of a former vermiculite mine in northwestern Montana that spread harmful asbestos in and around the town of Libby has offered $18.5 million to settle the last of the state’s claims for environmental damages, …

No Coverage for Food Plant that Paid $2M to Avoid Shutdown and Potential Business-Interruption Claim

Ken’s Foods would likely have filed a $10 million business-interruption claim had it not spent $2 million to upgrade its wastewater treatment system, the company’s lawyer says. That doesn’t mean its insurer has a common-law duty to reimburse the company …

US Pipeline Regulator Reviewing Special Permits After Keystone Oil Spills

The U.S. pipeline regulator launched a review this year of its special permits that waive certain operating requirements for pipelines, following a government report into spills on TC Energy’s Keystone oil pipeline, a source familiar with the matter said. The …

3M Will Stop Producing ‘Forever Chemical’ PFAS by End of 2025

3M Co., confronting regulatory pressure and lawsuits that threaten billions of dollars in damages, will stop making so-called forever chemicals and aim to discontinue their use in products by the end of 2025. The announcement marks a historic break with …

Company Starting to Recover Oil from Kansas Pipeline Spill

OPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The company operating a pipeline that spilled about 14,000 bathtubs’ worth of oil into a Kansas creek during a test for potential problems is recovering at least a small portion of the crude. The U.S. Environmental …

Keystone Oil Spill Cleanup Expected to Last Weeks

Cleanup of the biggest U.S. oil spill in nearly a decade will take at least weeks more, local officials in Kansas said on Tuesday, citing a recent meeting with Keystone pipeline owner TC Energy Corp. There is still no official …

Pennsylvania Lifts Ban on Gas Production in Polluted Village

One of Pennsylvania’s largest drillers will be allowed to extract natural gas from underneath a rural community where it has been banned for a dozen years because of accusations it polluted the water supply, according to a settlement with state …

3M Faces Dutch Claim Over ‘Forever Chemicals’ Pollution

The Netherlands’s government is exploring its legal options against chemical giant 3M over pollution in the Dutch part of the Scheldt river. For years, the company’s Antwerp, Belgium-based factory seeped contaminated groundwater into the Scheldt, a 350-kilometer (217-mile) river that …

Gas Driller Pleads no Contest to Polluting Town’s Water

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s most active gas driller pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal charges, capping a landmark environmental case against a company that prosecutors say polluted a rural community’s drinking water 14 years ago and then tried to …