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Supreme Court Sides With US and Blocks Rio Grande Water Deal

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the US government’s challenge to a consent decree among Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado, forcing those states to rethink how they’ll divvy up water in the Rio Grande River Basin to account for federal interests.

Hawaii Settles Youth Climate Suit With Decarbonization Plan

Young plaintiffs in Hawaii leading a landmark constitutional climate lawsuit have settled their case with an agreement to transform the state’s transportation system.

Fees to Film on Public Lands Tossed for Nonprofit as Suit Proceeds

A federal judge temporarily blocked commercial filming fees on public lands for an outdoor recreation nonprofit but allowed the fees to remain in place for others while a lawsuit plays out.

Sea Turtle Protection Small Boat Carveout Upheld by Court

The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld a rule that exempted certain types of shrimp trawlers from using turtle escape devices, in a loss for environmental groups that claimed the new regulation would kill imperiled sea turtles.

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US Tools to Fight Extreme Heat Debated as FEMA Pressured to Act

The push this week by a coalition of health, environmental, and labor groups for FEMA to use a key federal law to combat extreme heat and wildfire smoke is reigniting a debate over how the US responds to deadly weather events.

Rare Toads or Clean Energy? An Environmental Law Fight in Nevada

In Nevada, can a balance be struck between an endangered toad species and the pressing need to address climate change? The future of NEPA, a 54-year-old environmental law, may hold the answer.

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Lawmaker Vows New $15 Billion Oil Fight at Calpers, Calstrs

A California bill forcing the two largest US pension funds to divest an estimated $15 billion in oil and gas assets has quietly fizzled for the third straight year, but the influential state lawmaker behind the effort vowed to renew the legislation with a stronger alliance of climate activists.

When Hot Weather Arrives, Worker Productivity Takes a Hit

Anyone who’s had to go to work on a hot summer day knows how exhausting it can be. Brain function slows, commuting is more uncomfortable and, for people who work outdoors, simply staying safe becomes a challenge. All of these factors combined add up to a heat-related hit on worker productivity, which stands to get more pronounced as climate change drives more intense heat waves.

California Fights to Keep Insurers Despite Fire Risk

How a Rare Toad Species Stopped a Clean Energy Project

Climate Change Fuels Texas Boom Towns' Water Worries

Insurers Sue Their Own Clients to Dodge PFAS Claims

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Binance General Counsel Confronts Some of Crypto’s Hardest Tests

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Tesla Seeks to Delay July Hearing in Battle Over Musk’s Pay (1)

Lawyers for Elon Musk say a shareholder vote last week approving the Tesla Inc. co-founder’s <-bsp-bb-link state="{"bbDocId":"S83XOHT1UM0W","_id":"00000190-3c91-d497-a7fb-fc9d301c0002","_type":"0000016b-944a-dc2b-ab6b-d57ba1cc0000"}">$56 billion pay package should delay a hearing on the award of billions of dollars in fees to the lawyers who challenged it.

Chevron Must Pay $120 Million to Family-Owned Oil Company

A Chevron Corp. subsidiary lost its bid for a new trial and must pay $120 million for damaging an oil company’s field, a California appeals court ruled on Friday, emphasizing the importance of efficiency in the jury selection process.