California leads states in suing Trump over car emissions rollback

They accuse the government of failing to follow its own regulations and of violating the Clean Air Act

California sues Trump over rollback of fracking rules

California’s attorney general said the state has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its decision to repeal fracking rules. The US Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2015 fracking legislation required companies to provide data on chemicals used in fracking and to take steps to prevent leakage from oil and gas wells on federally-owned […]

Trump administration ‘broke law on energy efficiency rules’

The Trump Administration has been accused of violating the law by not publishing energy efficiency standards. The California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman yesterday filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Energy (DoE). Joined by 11 other Attorney Generals and the City of New York, they say the DoE failed […]

Move than 10,000 UK motorists take VW to court

More than 10,000 UK motorists are to challenge Volkswagen (VW) in court in the aftermath of its emissions scandal. Led by law firm Harcus Sinclair, the claimants are seeking £30 million in compensation from the German car manufacturer after it admitted to using a software to falsify car emissions. This works out at around £3,000 […]

Austria to bring lawsuit against Hinkley green light

Austria will challenge a decision to let the UK spend money on a new nuclear power plant in court. Its Federal Government announced the lawsuit plans after the the EU Commission gave a green light for Hinkley Point to be built in Somerset today. Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner said they do “not accept” […]

Drax suing government for biomass cash u-turn

Power generator Drax is suing the Government for changing its mind on support for a biomass project at the North Yorkshire plant. The power plant’s second and third units are converting from coal to burn biomass instead, after a first one was swapped successfully. Drax was expecting a decent chunk of cash from the Government’s […]

Oil driller sues city of Dallas

An American oil company says it is suing the city of Dallas in Texas, USA after it was denied permission to drill. The exploration firm Trinity East paid $19 million (£11m) for oil and gas leases covering 3,600 acres of city property. It claims to have spent millions more and at least five years in […]

Solar firms threaten legal action against EU-China deal

European solar manufacturers said they plan on filing a lawsuit against the agreement reached between the EU and China over the trade dispute. Solar panel manufacturer association EU ProSun, which represents around 40 firms, said it would go to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg to challenge the deal. The new proposal sets a […]

Climate protesters sentenced for occupying EDF’s power plant

Twenty one protesters were sentenced yesterday for aggravated trespass after occupying a gas-fired power station last year. Although none faced jail sentences, 16 of the climate activists were given community service orders of between 150-200 hours while the other five received 18-month conditional discharges. They scaled the chimneys of EDF Energy’s newly built West Burton […]

EDF-off website launched after lawsuit

Beleaguered energy supplier EDF today faced more online wrath from climate campaigners as they launched a new energy switching website called “EDF*off”. The website was created by supporters of climate protesters who are being sued by the supplier for occupying the West Burton power station. The power giant is seeking £5million worth of damages in […]