| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Hess Corp. has agreed to buy eight duplexes in Loch Raven and demolish them to settle homeowners' claims of contamination from a nearby gas station, the company said Friday.
Residents of Yakona Road had filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:40 PM
The groundbreaking for a Main Street-style shopping center on a 25-acre parcel just south of Brewers Hill is set for the middle of August, the developer said Monday.
Preparatory work on below-grade utilities recently began at the Canton Crossing site,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Opponents and supporters of the proposed Banning Ranch development are preparing for a contentious special Newport Beach City Council meeting Monday.
The council could give final approval to 1,375 homes, a small hotel, commercial space, open space and...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:55 AM
The United States can meet President Barack Obama’s goal of producing 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022, but it better get moving.
That’s according to Tom Vilsack, secretary of theU.S. Department of Agriculture, which is working with...
| Sep 26, 2011
As finance director for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Ronald Lederkramer didn't need to do much driving to keep an eye on the stadium's books.
But he has charged taxpayers about $7,600 for gasoline since 2008, even for fill-ups near Las Vegas and in...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:33 PM
As Banning Ranch developers prepare their application for the California Coastal Commission, conservationists are still hoping they will someday be able to buy the ranch's 400 acres and preserve it all as open space.
But after Monday night's 6-0 vote...
| Jan 22, 2012
Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city's largest industrial sources of climate change pollution.
No other polluter comes close to the 4.2...
| Jan 22, 2012
After sitting for a while on simmer, a legal battle between the Crescenta Valley Water District and a consortium of gas companies regarding contaminated groundwater is coming to a slow boil.
The 2007 case has been meandering through the court system,...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 9:47 AM
The state's second-highest court has rejected much of a $147 million jury verdict that was awarded to hundreds of northern Baltimore County residents whose groundwater was contaminated by a gasoline leak at an Exxon station.
The Court of Special...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 6:58 PM
The cleanup is supposed to be done in 2014, nearly eight years after 26,000 gallons of gasoline contaminated the groundwater in a northern Baltimore County neighborhood, but there's no end in sight for the legal wrangling.
On Thursday, the state Court of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:45 AM
In a recent article, Exxon Mobil Corporation's public relations team described its massive gasoline spill in the Jacksonville area of Baltimore County as an "unfortunate accident" ("Residents sort through ruling on Exxon spill jury verdict," Feb. 11)....