SALT LAKE CITY (CN) - Snowboarders claim they've been barred unconstitutionally from a ski resort on federal land in Utah, treated like "second-class citizens" based on outdated stigmas that snowboarders are "immature" and "out of control."
DENTON, Texas (CN) - Exxon Mobil's CEO and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey are plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a water tower that will block their views - and be used to supply nearby fracking operations.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (CN) - One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay $27.5 million in fines for polluting Appalachian waters, and another $200 million to remediate its operations, according to a proposed federal settlement.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (CN) - Most of the 300,000 Charleston-area residents affected by the Jan. 9. spill of a carcinogenic coal-cleaning chemical into the Elk River are still buying bottled water to drink and cook, and some still refuse to use tap water for anything, including bathing or laundry.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CN) - Over six years after a federal jury convicted Citgo Petroleum of refinery pollution that killed birds and sickened residents, a federal judge imposed a more-than $2 million fine, instead of the requested $2 billion.
QUEENS, N.Y. (CN) - The Sierra Club wants a judge to order New York state to do a full environmental review on a request to take 1.5 billion gallons of water a day from the East River for a Queens power plant.
MONTEREY, Calif. (CN) - The St. Francis All Creature Rescue and Sanctuary kept dozens of animals in emaciated, inhumane conditions without access to food or water, four California district attorneys claim in court.
SAN LUIS OBISPO (CN) - Another legal shot has been fired in a perennial war between environmentalists and off-road vehicle enthusiasts, this one at attempt to protect Oceano Dunes, California's largest dune system south of San Francisco, and the only state park where vehicles may be driven on the beach.
SAN DIEGO (CN) - A 10-year-old boy died from "Rat Bite Fever" within three weeks of buying a vermin carrying the disease with his grandmother, parents claim in court.
LITTLE ROCK (CN) - Fracking by Chesapeake oil and Billiton Petroleum caused "thousands of earthquakes" that damaged homes and caused the state's largest earthquake in the past 35 years, two Central Arkansas families claim in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The federal government found unsafe levels of lead and other toxins and dangers in 61 of 66 imported toys they inspected at four California companies' warehouses, federal prosecutors say in a lawsuit.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - Regional water consortia, environmentalists, Native American tribes, the League of Woman Voters and others filed two federal lawsuits challenging a proposed 263-mile pipeline to deliver groundwater from rural eastern Nevada to Las Vegas: "the biggest groundwater pumping project ever built in the United States."
(CN) - The owner of the 700-mile, interstate Pony Express (oil) Pipeline claims a Nebraska county illegally stopped construction of a pump station and threatened construction workers with criminal charges.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The Army Corps of Engineers stiff-armed the Sierra Club's request for records on the controversial Keystone tar sands pipeline, the environmentalists claim in court.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A skin care company demands $6 million from the Norwegian supplier of its prime ingredient - salmon hatching fluid - claiming the hatchery breached an exclusivity agreement by marketing its own products.
(CN) - The U.S. government's dragnet spying program violates the Fourth Amendment and must be stopped, Sen. Rand Paul claims in a federal class action.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - California's mountain yellow-legged frog is threatened with extinction because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is avoiding its obligations to protect the species, the Center for Biological Diversity claims in court.
TUCSON (CN) -The Army's Fort Huachuca is sucking dry the Southwest's last major free-flowing river while government officials drag their feet, environmentalists claim in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The Friends of Animals Foundation sought donations for an abandoned pets shelter that keeps animals in terrible conditions, a class of donors claim in court.
FRESNO, Calif. (CN) - Missouri sued California, claiming the "clear purpose" of a state law requiring all eggs sold in the state to come from hens housed in commodious cages is "to protect California farmers from out-of-state competition."
VALLEJO, Calif. (CN) - The City of Vallejo unfairly dumped upon nearby rural residents the entire cost of running its municipal water system, with decrepit pipes that will cost $30 million to fix, a landowners association claims in a class action.
VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) - Environmental and First Nations groups claim in court that the Canadian government approved a controversial oil pipeline project based on a review panel's dubious findings which failed to comply with species-at-risk and environmental laws.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles sued Allenco Energy on Tuesday, claiming its oilfield is so noxious that residents of University Park have to keep their children indoors with windows shut to keep them from the vile odors.
SAN DIEGO (CN) - Pepsi and Goya Foods sell drinks containing carcinogenic 4-methylimidazole, a byproduct of caramel coloring, a consumer says in separate class actions against the two food giants.
The chief watchdog overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency is accusing agency officials of obstructing investigations by refusing to cooperate, using bully tactics to silence lower-level workers and, in at least one instance, threatening an agent. Read more at Fox News.
Choosing healthier foods at the grocery store may soon be a little easier. Read more at CNN.
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing a controversial fertility procedure that involves combining the genetic material of three people to make a baby free of certain defects, a therapy that critics say is an ethical minefield and could lead to the creation of designer babies. Read more at The New York Times.
Chinese scientists have warned that the country's toxic air pollution is now so bad that it resembles a nuclear winter, slowing photosynthesis in plants - and potentially wreaking havoc on the country's food supply. Read more at The Guardian.
Idaho is sick of the Environmental Protection Agency telling it how to manage its natural resources - and lawmakers have proposed a bill that would nullify EPA regulations. Read more at The Daily Caller.
What's in your Hot Pockets? The answer might turn your stomach. Nestlé announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily recalling two of the snack products following a widespread meat recall. Read more at CNBC.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it has cited the parent company of Tega Cay Water Service for dumping nearly a half-million gallons of raw sewage last year. Read more at the Charlotte Observer.
Duke Energy says it plans to begin dredging coal ash out of a North Carolina river on Tuesday as the state's environmental agency moved to scuttle a previously proposed settlement with the company over pollution leaking from waste dumps at its power plants. Read more at the Miami Herald.
A California company is recalling 8.7 million lbs (3.95 million kg) of beef parts because it used "diseased and unsound animals" and lacked proper federal inspections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Saturday. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.
WASHINGTON (CN) - After the U.S. District Court vacated a 2009 "threatened" listing for an Idaho plant, the embattled slickspot peppergrass once again gets a shot at federal protection.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Two federal agencies have proposed new standards for certain discharges from U.S. military ships to reduce pollution and spur scientific development.