LITTLE ROCK (CN) - Fracking by Chesapeake oil and Billiton Petroleum caused "thousands of earthquakes" that damaged homes in central Arkansas, two families claim in Federal Court.
OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) - A Texas oil and gas company claims an Oklahoma county is unconstitutionally regulating its injection of wastewater into the ground.
OAKLAND (CN) - Dozens of brand-name and store brand shampoos, liquid soaps and bubble baths contain toxic levels of cocamide DEA, a known carcinogen, environmentalists claim in court.
SAN DIEGO (CN) - An "Environmental Services" driver was sentenced Monday to six months in jail - time served - and ordered to pay $21,240 in restitution for dumping thousands of gallons of raw sewage on federal land in Imperial County.
(CN) - Former suppliers of beef to the National School Lunch Program will pay millions to settle allegations of inhumane cattle handling, federal officials said Wednesday.
MANHATTAN (CN) - An American lawyer "shamed our profession" and "showed utter contempt for this court of law" in orchestrating a bribery conspiracy that helped a group of Ecuadoreans win a $9.5 billion verdict against Chevron, the oil giant's team told a federal judge Tuesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (CN) - After its wind projects that led to the deaths of 163 protected birds, including 14 golden eagles, Duke Energy Renewables has pleaded guilty to violating federal law.
BALTIMORE (CN) - Federal prosecutors charged four commercial fishermen with illegally harvesting "tens of thousands of pounds of striped bass" from Chesapeake, and filing false documents to sell the fish in interstate commerce.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A lawyer said he has "absolutely no apologies to make" for his handling of a multibillion environmental case in Ecuador that Chevron has called extortionate.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Two larger-than-life personalities on either side of the litigation over racketeering and oil spills in the Amazon clashed in a New York court Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The man who crashed a cargo ship into the San Francisco Bay Bridge, causing one of the worst oil spills in the bay's recent history, cannot renew his Merchant Mariner Credential, a federal judge ruled.
BRYSON CITY, N.C. (CN) - Two Cherokee tribal elders sued a North Carolina zoo, claiming it unlawfully keeps grizzly bears, a threatened species, in undersized concrete pits and cages, depriving them of an adequate environment, food and rest - and won't even let them hibernate.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (CN) - In a federal class action, shareholders claim Lumber Liquidators' environmental misdeeds cost them 13 percent of their stock equity, after the company could no longer prop up the share price with lies.
SALT LAKE CITY (CN) - The federal government illegally approved oil and gas drilling near Utah's scenic Uinta Mountains that will aggravate the nation's worst wintertime ozone pollution, environmentalists say in two lawsuits.
SAN DIEGO (CN) - The San Diego City Council illegally approved a giant industrial development that will wreak havoc on vernal pools and the environment at large at Brown Field airport on Otay Mesa, environmental and community groups claim in court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Oregon dairy farmers can sell raw, unpasteurized milk but cannot advertise it - unless a small farmer wins her constitutional complaint against the state's Department of Agriculture.
NEW ORLEANS (CN) - Louisiana illegally granted a construction permit for a coal and petroleum coke plant next to a wetlands restoration project on the Mississippi River, the Sierra Club claims in court.
RALEIGH, N.C. (CN) - PETA sued North Carolina to try to stop its wildlife agency from allowing a 'Possum Drop celebration in Brasstown.
HONOLULU (CN) - Two dozen people got nonviral hepatitis from the "OxyElite Pro" diet supplement, an alleged victim claims in a lawsuit against USPlabs and GNC Holdings.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - An actor in the "Hatfields & McCoys" TV miniseries sued the show's producers for reckless misconduct and negligence after he was flung from a horse he claims was mistreated by the show's handlers.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (CN) - Toxic chemicals from a manufacturing plant owned by General Electric Company has contaminated a city for decades and GE refuses to properly clean up the mess, an Illinois man and owner of a local golf course claim in federal court.
VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) - British Columbia's Oil and Gas Commission illegally allows drillers to use fresh water in fracking operations, environmentalists claim in court.
NEW ORLEANS (CN) - Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, claim in court that dozens of oil and gas companies' shoddy canals, drilling and dump sites have caused increasing, and illegal, damage to the coast.
WASHINGTON (CN) - A diet supplement maker sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, claiming the FDA is intimidating the industry to try to stamp out the stimulant DMAA.
PHOENIX (CN) - An Arizonan used false claims to sell $13 million of a "platinum" weight loss drug allegedly made from human chorionic gonadatropin, the FTC claims in Federal Court.
CHICAGO (CN) - Clouds of windblown toxic dust from enormous piles of petroleum waste pollute a South Side neighborhood, Chicago residents claim in a class action.
SAN DIEGO (CN) - Coca-Cola misrepresents Coke as free from artificial flavors and chemical preservatives, yet it contains phosphoric acid, which is both, a California man claims in a class action.
PITTSBURGH (CN) - Eight people got cancer from radioactive emissions from nuclear material processing plants in Pennsylvania, and one of them died of it, the survivors and their families claim in court.
BELLE CHASSE, La. (CN) - Residents sued Plaquemines Parish, Ground Zero of the BP oil disaster, claiming the parish's approval of a building permit for 5 million gallon oil terminal on the Mississippi River is another catastrophe waiting to happen.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The Secretary of the Interior is illegally refusing to protect 39 threatened and endangered species, including 11 kinds of tarantulas and 15 species of bats, Friends of Animals claims in court.
MEDFORD, Ore. (CN) - The 16-day government shutdown was "devastating" to the timber and wood products industries, illegally stopping work on millions of acres at the cost of untold numbers of jobs, the industry claims in court.
RALEIGH, N.C. (CN) - North Carolina's approval of coyote hunting allows illegal killing of the world's only surviving wild population of endangered red wolves, which look like coyotes, conservationists claim in court.
ORLANDO (CN) - Perdue Farms defrauds consumers about the "purportedly 'humane' treatment of chickens" it sells under the Harvestland brand, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "purported endorsement" of that labeling, a consumer claims in a federal class action.
A truck carrying "extremely dangerous" radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, authorities said Wednesday. Read more from NBC News.
The Obama administration on Friday proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected. Read more at USA Today.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people to cut down on acrylamide, a chemical linked to cancer that can form in plant-based, starchy foods when they are cooked in high-temperatures like when baking or frying. Read more at CBSNews.
A pair of coal-state lawmakers introduced legislation on Monday that would scale back the Environmental Protection Agency's push to impose carbon dioxide limits on power plants. Read more at Fox News.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved a vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc for use in the event of an H5N1 bird flu epidemic. Read more from NBCNews.
Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday. Read more from NBC News.
Calling the plan a "massive power grab," Republican lawmakers are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to explain why it's in such a rush to implement a federal regulation which they argue could have a major impact on private property rights. Read more from Fox News.
An Ohio attorney has obtained emails that show that pharmaceutical companies have been paying tens of thousands of dollars to attend meetings of a panel of academics and health industry regulators that advise the Food and Drug Administration on its drug policies for painkillers, according to multiple news reports. Read more from CBS News.
Alaska's governor, Sean Parnell, announced Thursday that a special counsel has been named to investigate raids by conducted by federal and state authorities near the town of Chicken. Read more from Fox News.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take one of the biggest hits of any federal agency if the government shuts down this week, operating with under 7 percent of its employees, according to guidance issued by the agency. Read more from Reuters.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved two more alternatives to the use of lead shot for bird hunting, copper-clad iron and fluoropolymer-coated shot.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new regulations meant to help ensure that food for pets, and for animals consumed by people, is free from contaminants.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed threatened status under the Endangered Species Act for a genetically distinct population of greater sage-grouse in California and Nevada.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Three south Florida native plants are in imminent danger of extinction due to a complex of threats that are worsened by the effects of sea level rise, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has said.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued mandatory standards for baby bassinets and cradles that include safety testing of bassinets using newborn-sized test dummies instead if infant-sized dummies, in light of recent injuries and deaths.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The National Park Service (NPS) established a new regulation to phase in new air and sound emission requirements for snowmobiles and snowcoaches operating in the Yellowstone National Park and change the way it counts the number of such vehicles allowed in the park.