The Supreme Court gave an Idaho couple another chance Wednesday to challenge a government ruling barring construction of their "dream house," an important property rights defeat for the Obama administration.
A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that Halliburton is not liable for the some of the compensatory damages sought by third parties in the worst oil spill in U.S. history, leaving BP responsible for the majority of those claims.
A robot probe found sauna-like conditions inside the No. 2 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant but lower levels of radiation than in other damaged units, the plant's owner reported Tuesday.
The bodies of two workers at a Gatlinburg, Tennessee, wastewater treatment plant were found late Tuesday afternoon under a wall that had collapsed, sending sewage into the Little Pigeon River, officials said.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday revoked a permit for one of the nation's largest mountaintop removal mining projects, saying it would destroy water, wildlife and Appalachian communities in West Virginia.
The federal government Wednesday joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, seeking unlimited penalties against all but one firm.
Last week I wrote a short legal primer aimed at answering some key questions surrounding the legal landscape of the BP Gulf Coast oil spill. At the same time, I invited readers to send me their questions, so I could take a stab at those, too. Here goes.
New technology and higher prices have brought vast domestic oil and natural gas deposits within reach to a country desperate for new energy sources. But danger comes with this bounty: Chemicals used to extract this energy may contaminate the groundwater.
Just hours after President Bush nominated Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court, the predictable rush to judgment began. Pro-life leaders called Alito a fast train to a world without Roe v. Wade. Liberals called him an opponent of fundamental rights and protections.
At least 10 people have died and more than 800 have been hospitalized -- including dozens in critical condition -- after drinking contaminated water in the Pakistan city of Lahore, authorities and health officials said Wednesday.