ALBUQUERQUE - A Chevron Mining molybdenum mine near Questa, N.M., polluted the Red River and groundwater, the United States claims in Federal Court.

     PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality illegally issued a permit for a 653-megawatt gas and fuel oil power plant in Troutdale that will pollute the Columbia River Gorge, the Friends of the Columbia Gorge claim in Multnomah County Court.

     OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal class action against Apex Wind Construction et al. claims industrial wind turbines hurt the health and economy of nearby landowners, through noise, "shadow flicker" and sleep disturbance.