Federal Ruling A Win For California's Bullet TrainA federal agency that has jurisdiction over California's bullet train says it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous lawsuits fighting the project.
Regulators Hear From Wilmington Residents On Plan To Curb Refinery EmissionsFederal regulators will be in one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution through tough new controls on oil refineries.
Environmental Activists Push For Input On 710 Corridor Project A coalition of community and environmental activists rallied Wednesday to demand Sacramento hear their concerns before any major freeway expansion construction begins along the 710 Freeway.
Environmental Group Threatens Lawsuit After City Council OKs Rail YardAn environmental advocacy group threatened to file a lawsuit Thursday following a City Council vote to approve a new rail yard for the Port of Los Angeles.
Contaminated Ground Near Willowbrook Day Care Spawns Controversy, LawsuitMore than 1,000 former residents and neighbors of a Willowbrook Apartment complex are seeking environmental justice, claiming that their illnesses are related to contamination in the ground below.
AEG Moves To Limit Environmental Lawsuits Over Farmer's FieldWill developers of a potential football stadium in downtown Los Angeles get special treatment in Sacramento when it comes to environmental law?
120-Acre Forest Lawn Expansion To Proceed Despite Environmental FearsA long-term expansion plan at Forest Lawn Cemetery will move forward despite opposition from environmental activists.
Costumed Environmentalist Group Arrested Outside Disney Studios The protesters were unhappy with Disney's use of paper products in children's books that supposedly come from endangered rain forests in Indonesia.
Study: $5 Gas Not Enough To Give Green Light To Hybrid Cars The main reason: shoppers fear the high price tag for most hybrid and electric vehicles may be too high to offset the savings they can expect at the pump.
Councilman Opposes Break For LA StadiumA Los Angeles City Councilman has introduced a motion that would oppose any efforts by the developer of a downtown NFL stadium to seek relief from the state's environmental review process.
Hahn: 'Clean Up' LA Toxic Zones With 'Green' JobsA group of City Council members sought Friday to create environmental "green zones" in communities with a concentration of industrial facilities.
Foam Container Ban Approved L.A. County FacilitiesIn a nod to environmentalists, Los Angeles County supervisors have voted to ban foam food containers at most county facilities, including restaurants, catering trucks, hospitals, golf courses and concessions.