Justice Department Sues Volkswagen Over Emissions-Cheating SoftwareThe Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions in fines for clean air violations.
VW Rocked By Emissions Scandal As Prosecutors Come CallingVolkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America's tough Clean Air laws.
Tons Of Contaminated Soil To Be Removed In Huntington ParkFederal and state officials plan to remove 5,600 tons of contaminated soil from the site of a former steel plant in the city of Huntington Park.
Lawsuit Demands Malibu Schools Remove Contaminated CaulkParents and teachers at a California school district where celebrities including Cindy Crawford have removed their children over fears about PCBs filed a lawsuit Monday demanding all caulk containing elevated levels of the contaminant be removed.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission StandardsOfficials announced Thursday that the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has emitted risky levels of lead into the air, violating federal limits and endangering nearby residents' health.
Los Angeles Tops List Of Cities With Most Energy Efficient BuildingsLos Angeles has topped the list of cities with the highest number of energy efficient buildings for the sixth year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's annual report, released Thursday.
Feds Remove Irvine's Proposed 'Great Park' From List Of Toxic SitesNearly 2,000 acres of land that include Orange County's proposed Great Park have been removed from the list of federal Superfund sites after a $165 million cleanup.
Cooking With Gas Stove May Contribute To Indoor Pollution, Study SaysA new study shows that cooking with a gas stove could be contributing to “indoor” air pollution.
Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty In Hazardous Waste CaseWal-Mart will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged packaging.
Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.